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.
GEMS Regulator Performance Framework Metrics - AIIA Response (PDF - 168.4 KB)
Thursday 11 June 2015
The overarching concern from industry is that the performance measures outlined in the framework do not adequately incorporate demonstrated consideration of stakeholder feedback.
Friday 5 June 2015
The overarching concern from industry is that the performance measures outlined in the framework are very general and at least on face value they could easily be met even if the regulator was actually performing badly.
Re-Think: Tax discussion paper - AIIA Response (PDF - 401.9 KB)
Friday 29 May 2015
AIIA supports the current R&D tax incentive scheme and considers government support for R&D should be seen as a net benefit for the economy not a cost.
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The comments in this document are in response to the ABS Summary document outlining key analysis outcomes of stakeholder comments to the Review.
Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Review - AIIA Response (PDF - 429.2 KB)
Friday 15 May 2015
Friday 15 May 2015
This Submission argues that this is essential to Australia’s export capability and the extent to which there are weaknesses in our current system, reflects in our export performance, particularly as this relates to the information and Communications and Technology (ICT) industry.
NTCRS Operational Review - AIIA Submission (PDF - 347.0 KB)
Friday 8 May 2015
AIIA is a strong supporter of the NTCRS and its shared responsibility approach to recycling. We welcome the new amendments proposed by Government in its 4 May, Operational Review of the NTCRS: further information on possible enchantments paper. We think the amendments are a step in the right direction.
Draft Request G-CIO Role Description AIIA Response (PDF - 158.5 KB)
Friday 24 April 2015
The overarching role of the Government CIO needs to be one of an educator and leader for all stakeholders, in the role technology has, will have and needs to have across Government. The comments in this submission are provided in relation to the proposed G-CIO position. There is a strong view that the proposed CIO position involve strong industry engagement to ensure buy-in and support for the position by both broad levels of government and industry. The position should also focus on encouraging collaboration, innovation and alignment of ICT solutions with strong and stated business outcomes.
Friday 17 April 2015
Cyber security is increasingly a complex ecosystem. It is difficult for government alone to understand its full complexities. AIIA is strongly of the view that a holistic approach, involving industry, academia, universities and research organisations such as NICTA and CSIRO is required and that this needs to extend to the development of appropriate policy and regulation..
CUAICTS2015 - (ICT Services Common Use Arrangement) AIIA Response (PDF - 153.1 KB)
Thursday 16 April 2015
AIIA took the opportunity to provide comments to the Western Australian Government on the Release of Draft Request CUAICTS2015 - Provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Services Common Use Arrangements.
Draft ICT Industry Engagement Action Plan - AIIA Response (PDF - 319.1 KB)
Tuesday 31 March 2015
AIIA strongly supports the Government’s efforts to engage more effectively with industry stakeholders. We believe the Draft Plan is a valuable initiative for Queensland’s Government, businesses, and citizens. A number of our members have responded directly to your Online Survey. We used this opportunity to provide additional comments which we hope will also be considered in the finalisation of the Action Plan.
Review of NTCRS - Letter to the Minister for the Envrionment (PDF - 240.5 KB)
Monday 30 March 2015
The letter raised issues regarding the proposed changes outlined in the Operational Review of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) under discussion by the Commonwealth, States and Territories. In particular, we wished to address the potential rapid increase in the targets for recycling funded by industry. The members of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association (CESA) include the majority of the businesses that fund e-waste recycling under the NTCRS.
WA Government Open Data Policy AIIA Response (PDF - 264.5 KB)
Friday 13 March 2015
Sunday 15 February 2015
Digital skills are more than just being able to use computers and applications. They involve the ability to design, build or program computer applications to help create new products and services. Digital skills use what is described as “computational and design thinking”, the ability to understand how digital technology can be used to do new and innovative things.
National Television and Computer Recycling scheme - AIIA Response (PDF - 257.2 KB)
Thursday 12 February 2015
This submission includes: - A set of overarching comments on key themes which we consider are most important for the review. - Detailed comments on key issues from the review paper (including review recommendations). - A table of comments against each review recommendation.