Australian Information Industry Association


Completed Submissions

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.

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  • AIIA Letter to George Brandis - Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP) (PDF - 103.4 KB)

    Thursday 23 June 2016

    Letter submitted to raise concerns regarding the Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP) and to seek an assurance from Government the payments under this scheme will be made immediately post the 2 July Federal Election.

  • Productivity Commission Draft Report: Intellectual Property Arrangements (PDF - 155.3 KB)

    Friday 3 June 2016

    AIIA strongly supports draft recommendation 5.3 on replacing the current fair dealing exceptions with a broad exception for fair use. We have consistently argued that copyright exceptions are not adaptive to technological change and should be broadened. It is heartening that the PC agrees.

  • Support for the Productivity Commission’s fair use recommendation (PDF - 637.5 KB)

    Wednesday 1 June 2016

    The 47 signatories to this letter have joined together to write to you to express our strong support for the Productivity Commission’s recommendation, in its inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, that Australia should introduce a fair use exception into the Copyright Act 1968.

  • Response to NSW Procure IT Review (PDF - 248.2 KB)

    Wednesday 1 June 2016

    AIIA welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Procure IT v3.1 Customer Contract Consultation process. AIIA previously provided advice on a range of Procure IT issues on 18 September 2015.

  • Industry supports expanding ICT product stewardship to align with EU scheme (PDF - 554.9 KB)

    Friday 20 May 2016

  • Tech industry peak body responds to Budget 2016 (PDF - 303.5 KB)

    Wednesday 4 May 2016

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) welcomes the clear focus of Budget 2016 on creating jobs, economic growth and investment opportunities in national infrastructure and innovation programs.

  • eHealth Working Group: A National Digital Health Strategy for Australia (PDF - 222.0 KB)

    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.

  • Appendix V of the interim Basel Convention Technical Guidelines on Trans-boundary Movements of E-Waste (PDF - 216.0 KB)

    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.

  • AIIA statement of support to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

    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.

  • Letter of Congratulations on Safe Harbour Amendments to Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

    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.

  • AIIA response: Leading Digital Change - WA ICT Strategy 2016-2019

    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.

  • Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016

    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.