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.
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.
Friday 30 October 2015
AIIA supports an in principle e-waste landfill ban provided appropriate support mechanisms are in place.
Friday 2 October 2015
AIIA and other industry groups have contributed to this review, which focuses on best practice and how it can be implemented. AIIA considers that the ITO is putting the cart before the horse while this review is in train, especially given the significant concerns identified with the ITO.
Inquiry into ICT Procurement and Contract Management - AIIA Response (PDF - 478.6 KB)
Friday 11 September 2015
This submission addresses the questions posed in the Public Accounts committee’s inquiry terms of reference, with a particular focus on best practice ICT procurement and how to implement them.
Tuesday 1 September 2015
This submission addresses the questions posed in the Public Accounts Committee’s enquiry terms of reference, with a particular focus on best practice ICT procurement and how to implement them.
WA Office of the Government CIO – Whole of Government ICT Strategy (PDF - 344.9 KB)
Monday 24 August 2015
A key focus of the new Western Australian Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is the development of the state’s first Whole-of-Government ICT Strategy.
NSW Digital+ Public Consultation - AIIA Response (PDF - 322.8 KB)
Saturday 15 August 2015
This submission outlines a number of high-level strategies that the NSW Digital+ strategy could incorporate to ensure that a strong foundation is laid for a prosperous digital government in NSW for many years to come.
Vision for a Science Nation - AIIA Response (PDF - 489.3 KB)
Monday 3 August 2015
The premise of the Vision for a Science Nation paper is indisputable however it fundamentally fails to articulate a plan of action, including for the specific initiatives required to execute the vision outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future the Chief Scientist’s 2014 STEM Strategy.
Queensland Government Procurement - AIIA Response (PDF - 295.6 KB)
Friday 31 July 2015
AIIA's response to the Interdepartmental Committee – Queensland Government Procurement invitation for written submissions.
Monday 27 July 2015
Industry is unable to support the proposed Telecommunications Sector Security Reform (TSSR), as described in the exposure draft legislation, for reasons including that it constitutes regulatory ‘over-reach’.