The AIIA appeared at the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) hearing on the Assistance and Access Bill on 19 October 2018

Following our submission to the PJCIS, AIIA was invited to appear before the Committee. Kishwar Rahman, AIIA GM Policy and Advocacy appeared on behalf of AIIA. AIIA appeared with representatives from AiG and Communications Alliance. The coordinated and collaborative approach adopted by the organisation and appearing at the hearing together was well received by the Committee.

Future opportunities:

  1. AIIA was invited to make further written submissions to the Committee;
  2. As this session was only on Schedule 1 of the proposed Bill, there might be another opportunity for us to appear at a future Committee hearing on the other Schedules of the proposed Bill; and
  3. The committee was also interested in SME views of the proposed Bill. The organisations agreed to continue to reach out to their SME members.

For more information and to get involved please contact Kishwar.

Research and Development Tax Incentive Scheme

On 18 October 2018, the Senate referred the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018 to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018.

Submission to the Inquiry closes on the 5th of November 2018.

AIIA continues to advocate against the proposed changes to the R&DTI Scheme.

AIIA members will be meeting with Tim Storer, MP this week.

If you would like to contribute to the submission, please contact Kishwar.

Home Affair’s review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information – November 2018

The Review will consider ways to enhance or strengthen arrangements for the protection, use and management of identity information in Australia. The Review’s recommendations may provide the basis for a future iteration of the National Identity Security Strategy that would be agreed between the Commonwealth and the states and territories.

For more information on the scope of the Review, see the Review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information – Terms of reference.

Public submissions are invited on matters covered in the Review’s terms of reference.

Submissions can be made by email to submissions@homeaffairs.gov.au or by post to:

National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information
C/o Home Affairs
4-6 Chan St
BELCONNEN ACT 2613

The closing date for public submissions is 26 October 2018. If you would like to contribute to the submission, please contact Kishwar.

New technology and the regulatory system consultation by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is working with a number of Commonwealth Government agencies to explore emerging technologies and business models that are causing unique or interesting regulatory challenges.

They are interested in identifying particular pain points that businesses encounter in the regulatory system and would also like AIIA member’s ideas about how the Commonwealth’s regulatory approach can be improved to better support new tech. This includes existing domestic or international government regulatory approaches that work well in encouraging business investment in new tech.

AIIA members will be meeting with the Department on the 23 October 2018. If you would like to make a written submission to the Department, please contact Kishwar.