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 response to proposed changes to 457 visa arrangements (PDF - 306.3 KB)

    Thursday 25 May 2017

    The longstanding 457 visa programme has made an important contribution to productivity growth in Australia and in the case of the ICT sector, has been essential to addressing the genuine gap that currently exists between the domestic supply and demand of ICT and new digital technology skills. Individuals who hold 457 visas not only fill real and immediate needs within ICT organisations, but have proven to also make a significant and positive contribution to the Australian economy generating more revenue than cost.

  • Tech industry peak body responds to Budget 2016

    Wednesday 26 April 2017

  • Global Tech Association Recommended Outcomes for G20 2017 (PDF - 1.8 MB)

    Wednesday 15 February 2017

    AIIA lodged a joint submission on the Multi-association G20 recommendations and proposed timeline of G20 activities.

  • Telecommunications Sector Security Reform (TSSR) (PDF - 357.2 KB)

    Friday 3 February 2017

    This submission is lodged by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the AIIA, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and Communications Alliance (jointly, the Associations), which collectively represent the bulk of Australia’s $100 billion ICT industry, including telecommunications Carriers, Carriage Service Providers (C/CSPs), vendors and intermediaries.

  • Consideration of ICT Duties in Budget Season (PDF - 450.5 KB)

    Wednesday 18 January 2017

    As the 2017 budget season approaches, India’s political leadership will make decisions on import duties that have an important impact on the nation’s business climate. Against this backdrop, our members, representing the most innovative information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world, would like to highlight the value of a stable and predictable tariff regime.

  • Draft policy position - Govt Digitalisation Final (PDF - 122.1 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    With the volume and economic value of the direct access and impact government has on citizens and business, there is clear opportunity for Government to take the lead and speed up Australia’s digital transformation.

  • Developing the NSW Government Digital Strategy (PDF - 208.3 KB)

    Friday 23 December 2016

    AIIA’s view is that the Strategy is sound. However, as a general comment we would encourage the Government to be more ambitious. Emerging technology capability such as Artificial Intelligence, sophisticated data analytics, cognitive intelligence and systems, robotics etc, will have an exponential impact on productivity and the customer service experience – and are already incorporated into systems/services in the private sector.

  • AIIA GITC updates (PDF - 615.1 KB)

    Friday 16 December 2016

    The marked changes are provided by the AIIA on the understanding that a further opportunity to provide detailed comments will be afforded at a later date and as such do not represent the AIIA's final view.

  • AIIA General Conditions of Contract Final GITC (PDF - 544.9 KB)

    Thursday 8 December 2016

    The marked changes are provided by the AIIA on the understanding that a further opportunity to provide detailed comments will be afforded at a later date and as such do not represent the AIIA's final view.

  • Digital Identity (PDF - 174.0 KB)

    Friday 2 December 2016

    While AIIA is pleased with what appears to be adoption of a federated approach to digital identity for government services purposes, we are disappointed with the lack of genuine engagement of our industry in the process. This is despite our ongoing efforts to engage with the DTA and open offers to leverage the expertise and experience of the sector to assist in the design and early alpha development processes. AIIA has a number of members with specific expertise in this area, including the ability to draw on experience and intelligence from implementations around the world.

  • AIIA Policy Statement on the Australian Packaging Covenant (PDF - 120.8 KB)

    Thursday 1 December 2016

    AIIA urges Government to consider moving packaging obligations to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).

  • Productivity Commission Draft Report: Data Availability and Use (PDF - 236.6 KB)

    Thursday 1 December 2016

    AIIA applauds the Productivity Commissioner for his preparedness to challenge existing practices, his focus on customers and willingness to push the boundaries to realise the economic opportunities presented by data and digital technologies.

  • Program Guidelines – Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (PDF - 96.6 KB)

    Monday 28 November 2016

    In principle, AIIA supports ACCSE and its objectives to build cyber security skills in Australia. We have some concerns around the current approach and selection criteria. The selection criteria is mostly focused on assessing what universities are doing to date. AIIA argues the need is rather, on addressing the gaps, identifying best practices to meet the gap and incentivising action. The ACCSE can be a great opportunity to lift the bar in cyber security education.

  • QLD GICT: Accreditation Model Feedback (PDF - 362.2 KB)

    Monday 14 November 2016

    This paper aims to provide feedback on the government’s proposed accreditation model. We outline what industry considers best practice for Supplier Prequalification as provided in our 2016 Best Practice Government Procurement Guide.

  • Queensland Government ITC framework (PDF - 293.8 KB)

    Monday 14 November 2016

    AIIA is supportive of the Queensland Government’s commitment to review and refresh the Government Information Technology Contracting (GITC) framework. We acknowledge the effort Government has put into open two-way communication and particularly note the Engagement Principles addressing a number of AIIA’s previously expressed concerns regarding industry input into this important process.