The AIIA participated in a Senate hearing for the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to discuss the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017
The AIIA participated in a Senate hearing for the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to discuss the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017.

Kim Hicks discussed the issue of safe harbour and urged government to extend protections of it to online platforms. AIIA see this as critical to ensuring the continued growth of the digital ecosystems to which the country will require as the economy increasingly digitises.

Members, you can read the full Hansard transcript of the hearing on the Australian Parliament website here. The hearing took place on Tuesday March 6. Please contact Kim Hicks directly if you would like further details.

Home Affairs Consultation Briefing with Industry on TSS / Skilled Migration Lists

The AIIA met with the Department of Home Affairs for a joint consultation briefing and workshop on the TSS-visa. The workshop was attended by industry group representatives, government personnel and a range of representatives from the higher education sector.

The purpose of the workshop was to help the Department refine a range of elements relating to the TSS-visa including the occupations lists which currently cause problems across all sectors for recruit- ability of offshore talent. The Department has advised that the work undertaken will be reported directly to the Minister Dutton with a subsequent public release at some stage in the near future.

Members, if you are interested in learning more about this workshop, or would like further insight into the TSS-visa class, you can reach out to DDamien Lewisor Kim Hicksor a private discussion.

Defence Industry Participation Plan (DIPP) AIIA Reponses to Guidance Document

AIIA have collated member feedback and submitted a response to the Department of Defence on their guidance document as they seek to develop a Defence Industry Participation Plan. The AIIA response can be accessed on our website under Publications.

Members, thank you for your contributions! The AIIA submission referenced the AIIA Best Practice Government Procurement Guide. If you would like further information on the DIPP, please reach out to Damien Lewis.

The AIIA Environment SIG met with the Department of Environment Meeting on Hazardous Waste and National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The AIIA Environment SIG met with the Department of Environment to discuss Hazardous Waste and the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). The meeting covered a range of developments across the environmental sector, including:

  • Discuss Industry position following meeting in Beijing for e-waste guidelines (Basel Convention)
  • Discussion on Residual Life and Obsolete Technologies
  • Industry repair, reuse and refurbishment discussion
  • Discussed government requirements associated with supporting

Members, if you are interested in discussing this meeting or you would like to participate in the Environment SIG, please reach out to Damien Lewis or Kim Hicks.