Australian Information Industry Association
The AIIA makes submissions to a broad range of state and federal parliamentary and government inquiries into policy and legislation that impacts the digital industry, and its ability to deliver productivity benefits to the Australian economy and community.
Recent submissions are shown below.
Tuesday 19 April 2016
AIIA is pleased to Review the long awaited Digital Health Strategy for Australia produced by the EHWG. We support the strong action oriented approach adopted by the Strategy. We would make two overarching observations regarding the Draft Paper.
Fees Review: Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 (PDF - 201.9 KB)
Friday 15 April 2016
AIIA supports the objectives underlying the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012, and appreciates the opportunity to comment on this important issue.
Wednesday 13 April 2016
The Twelfth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP.12) to the Basel Convention took place from 4 to 15 May 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. At this meeting, the draft ‘Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste’ were adopted on an interim basis. Outstanding issues were sectioned into Appendix V for further investigation and resolution.
Appendix V of the interim Basel Convention Technic... (PDF - 216.0 KB)
Wednesday 13 April 2016
This paper is written in two parts. Part 1 outlines high level concerns with the Technical Guidelines. Part 2 provides specific feedback on Appendix V prior to the upcoming Basel Convention meeting planned in May 2016 on how the outstanding issues impact the ICT industry both at a regional and global level. These comments are provided at the request of the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Hazardous Waste Unit, in consideration of their position on the outstanding issues.
Tuesday 15 March 2016
AIIA supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). With the TPP representing 36.3 per cent of world GDP, the potential impact on Australia’s economy is enormous.
Serious Data Breach Notification (PDF - 255.6 KB)
Tuesday 1 March 2016
We support in principal, a mandatory serious data breach notification scheme.
Friday 19 February 2016
AIIA signs congratulatory letter to Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield on the changes to Australia’s copyright law proposed by the exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill.
Friday 19 February 2016
AIIA considers the whole of Government ICT strategy to be a great step in the right direction for Western Australia and provide in principle support for the various initiatives underpinning the draft strategy. AIIA also outlines a number of gaps and opportunities.
Friday 12 February 2016
AIIA fully supports the proposed amendments and congratulates the Government on taking proactive steps to simplify and increase access to content. However AIIA calls for Government to review its approach to exceptions under the Copy Right Act. AIIA and peer industry organisations meet with both the opposition and government to lend our particular support to extending the safe harbour provisions.
Leading Digital Change – WA ICT Strategy 2016-2019 (PDF - 153.5 KB)
Friday 5 February 2016
We consider the whole of Government ICT strategy to be a great step in the right direction and provide in principle support for the various initiatives underpinning the draft strategy.
Monday 18 January 2016
This submission is lodged by the four Industry Associations listed in the Introduction, which collectively represent the bulk of Australia’s $100 billion ICT industry, including Carriers, Carriage Service Providers and Intermediaries. The submission welcomes the fact that the Government has responded – by way of amendments - to some of the concerns raised by industry during 2015 in respect of the first exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, also referred to as Telecommunications Sector Security Reform (TSSR)).
Friday 11 December 2015
The Department of the Environment is reviewing options for hazardous waste reform in Australia. AIIA provided insights into the issues and potential effects of changing relevant regulations.
Queensland Government Draft Infrastructure Plan - AIIA Response (PDF - 468.0 KB)
Thursday 3 December 2015
AIIA supports the overall plan but considers it does not go far enough - particularly in the areas of value for money procurement and better use of existing assets. AIIA provided the Government with essential actions required to address this.
Tuesday 1 December 2015
AIIA provided the case for and against the innovation patent system, as well as advocated for broadening the Copyright exceptions which are currently not adaptive to technological change, and stopping the emerging trend to use ISP blocking as a means to enforce IP rights.
Friday 27 November 2015
AIIA provided comments on what we considered pillars of an effective innovation system and actions on how they can be achieved.