The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to attend  our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Venue:  The Stamford Plaza Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Date:  Wednesday 4th September, 2019
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

You can RSVP now, for both the Melbourne event and the web stream,  via the Member Portal.  For assistance with the Member Portal please email membership@internet.asn.au.

The Annual General Meeting will include a number of special resolutions by the IAA Board to propose changes to the current association rules. An AGM pack including the meeting agenda as well as a member brief regarding the proposed changes is available here. A copy of the full proposed changes is available here.  For further information or feedback, please contact us on secretary@internet.asn.au.

Would you like to be part of the IAA Board?  Nomination information is available here, and current nominees are published on our website. If you would like more information about serving on the board please email secretary@internet.asn.au

We look forward to meeting with our members at the AGM to share our achievements and future plans of the Association.

For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

Regards,

Nathan Brookfield
Secretary, Internet Association of Australia Inc. 

The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to the 2019 Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Location:  Stamford Plaza Hotel, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Date:  Wednesday 4th September
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

In accordance with the Association Rules, AGM papers will be issued to members 30 days prior to the meeting.  

For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

 

The Internet Association of Australia is pleased to launch a new monthly event series for our members: Unplugged with IAA. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers and other industry professionals for a casual sundowner. Hosted on the the third Tuesday of every month from 5pm, each event you will find us in a different capital city.

At each catch up we’ll have a theme, an invited guest or a lightning talk. If you have a suggestion please drop us a line to events@internet.asn.au.

The series launch will be in Sydney on Tuesday 19 March – where you are invited to meet the IAA Board. Come along and have a chat to the team – why not extend the invitation to an interested colleague?  –  find out what we’ve been working on, our plans for the next 12 months and let us know what you need from the leadership group.

In April we’ll be heading to Melbourne, and you can check out the line up below and keep an eye on our events listing for upcoming dates.

We’ll see you in your capital city soon…

IAA Unplugged Sydney
Tuesday 19 March 2019, from 5.00pm
The Shelbourne Hotel, 200 Sussex Street, Sydney
RSVP via Members Portal, or by emailing events@internet.asn.au

IAA Unplugged Melbourne
Tuesday 16 April 2019, from 5.00pm
at The Crafty Squire, 127 Russell Street, Melbourne
RSVP via Members Portal, or by emailing events@internet.asn.au

 

The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to save the date of our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Location:  Stamford Plaza Hotel, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Date:  Wednesday 4th September
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

Further details about the Annual General Meeting will be issued soon. For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

We hope to see you there

Joe Wooller

We were thrilled to see a huge turn out of IAA Members at The Westin in Sydney for this year’s AGM.

In his opening remarks Chair Joe Wooller said, “We have completed a significant amount of work on our Governance and Charter this year- this work is now 90% complete and we look forward to implementing the changes in 2019.”

Secretary’s Report

Nathan confirmed a special resolution was passed to update the Rules, in order to increase the efficiency of the Board and consistency of our terms, among other changes.

The rule changes will now be lodged with the Department of Commerce before they take effect. You can download a copy of the changes here.

The Board is set for a facelift with several key members retiring at the end of their term.

Chair and Technical Manager Joe Wooller will step down from the board. Joe’s wealth of knowledge and technical expertise amassed over many years at the Association will not be lost as he continues in his role as Technical Manager of IX Australia. We are extremely grateful to Joe for taking on the role of Chair and the work he has put in to date.

Having served a number of terms over the lifetime of the Association, Shane Short will also be retiring from the Board. Thanks to Shane for all his contributions over the years – we know he will continue to be one of our most engaged members.

Thanks also to Ian Chiu who will be retiring from the Board at the conclusion of his term.

With so many changes at the Board level it provides a great opportunity for fresh leadership and insight from new members.

This election has seen a high number of nominees – with 5 members nominating for each of the two professional seats and three corporate seats.

Nominees were asked to pitch their suitability to the roles (check out the 26min mark in the video here).

Treasurer’s Report

David reported on the good news: even by making services cheaper for members we have still seen an increase in revenue for 2018.

We need to retain a cash safety net for “when something goes bang” as David put it and equipment is still our major cost, especially the 100G ring upgrade.

The New Zealand Internet Exchange (NZIX) has almost completed their loan repayment for the establishment of their exchange.

Members can request a copy of the financials via email.

Technical Report

Joe reported on the National Network of POPs and the planned upgrade to 100G ports in the same locations. Members can order these now via the Portal

For those keen on the statistics, Joe presented the visuals for IX and traffic growth chart. You can download a copy of the slides here.

Joe discussed the cost benefits of fibre in the hole. Tests are currently being run, but Joe is open to ideas about where members would like to see this capability go.

And then the votes were cast…!

Welcome to our New Board Members:

Professional Representatives:
Matthew Moyle-Croft
Jason Dale

Corporate Representatives:
Cameron Ferdinands, representing Superloop
David Allen, representing Virtutel Pty Ltd – Welcome back David!
David Brown, representing NextHop Pty Ltd – DB is a current board member and Treasurer

The new Board will elect the office bearers at their first meeting in early September.

Thanks to everyone who turned out in Sydney on Wednesday – we look forward to seeing what innovative ideas our new Board can put into place over the next 12 months.

If you missed the AGM you can watch all the action from the comfort of your swivel chair… Watch Now

IAA Board

The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to save the date of our Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

Venue:  The Westin, Martin Place, Sydney
Date:  Wednesday 29th August
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

Further details about the Annual General Meeting will be issued soon. For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

We hope to see you there!

Internet Association of Australia Inc. Committee