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2017 Annual General Meeting

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

Venue:  The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
Date:  Wednesday 6th September.
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.

Non members can RSVP by emailing events@internet.asn.au or phoning 1300 653 132.

Would you like to be part of the IAA Committee?  Nomination information will be issued soon, if you would like more information about serving on the Committee please email secretary@internet.asn.au

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

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

20 years of WA-IX

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the WA-IX network.

We’ve grown a lot in the last two decades. We’d love to un earth some of the stories from the beginnings of the network and of the Association. Were you around in the beginning? If you have some memories to share please get in touch.

Scam Research Survey Calls

Members of the public have contacted us reporting they have received phone calls claiming to be research surveys conducted by the Internet Association of Australia.

The Association is not conducting any phone surveys and is not making direct contact with members of the public.

We encourage anyone receiving these calls to hang up and report the details of the call to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch.

More detailed information on how these scams operate, and how to protect yourself, is available on the SCAMwatch website here.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact us at admin@internet.asn.au or phoning us directly on 1300 653 132.

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We’re looking for a new team member

Could it be you? Or perhaps someone you know?

We’re looking for a full time, full-stack developer to to join our team and take the lead on maintaining and developing our member services.They must share our passion for the Internet community and be willing to help us shape the industry.

We are looking for someone based in Perth, who will predominately work from home with some travel for meetings and events. Working closely with and reporting to our Technical Manager we are on the hunt for someone who has an excellent technical aptitude and shows a willingness to learn.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit our post on Seek for more information and details on how to apply.

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IX Australia lights up in Colocity

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) and Colocity are pleased to announce the addition of the Colocity Adelaide DC3 data centre to the South Australian Internet Exchange fabric (SA-IX).

SA-IX is a carrier-neutral peering exchange service, part of the highly successful IX Australia network. IX Australia is the only not-for-profit and carrier-neutral Internet Exchange operating across Australia. The expansion of SA-IX to the Colocity data centre now provides businesses and Service Providers a new option for connecting to the National Exchange network.

“We are pleased to see SA-IX continue to expand since its launch in 2013,” said IX Australia Technical Manager Joe Wooller. “We continue to provide SA-IX as a no cost service to our members, and are increasing our points of connectivity to help benefit the industry and our membership in South Australia.”

Colocity is a South Australian owned and operated independent carrier-neutral data centre provider, which operates from locations in the Adelaide CBD.  Started in 2007, Colocity provides co-location space for IT equipment in a secure, fully redundant facility and provides fibre connectivity to all major carriers.

“We are proud to support IAA with the expansion into our new DC3 data centre,” said Colocity CEO Matthew Baker. “We encourage companies to participate in the Internet Exchange to gain access to all the great services and content now available. By utilising the services on offer over the Internet Exchange access speeds and reliability will be vastly improved over traditional connections.”

For further information on peering from SA-IX or any of the IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 1300 793 320 or peering@ix.asn.au or visit www.ix.asn.au.

Notice of Special General Meeting

The  consultation period for feedback on the proposed changes to the Association Rules has now closed. 

The Executive Committee of the Association have now called for a Special General Meeting to be held. 

Special General Meeting
Monday 23rd January 2017
5.30pm, for a 6.00pm start
Wolf Lane Rear 321 Murray Street Perth

The Special General Meeting is being held to allow members to vote on the proposed changes to the Association Rules. A copy of the proposed Rules, along with the agenda and motion for vote are available in our SGM Briefing Pack.

Download a copy of the SGM Briefing Pack here.

Special Presentation

The SGM will also include special presentation from Tim Hoffman. Tim is the Senior Engineer / Global Network Lead at Twitter and an IAA Executive Committee Member.

SGM Voting
Postal voting is now open, download your voting slip here. We encourage members to review the voting contact information in the portal to ensure the information is up to date.  For any assistance with the portal please contact membership@internet.asn.au.

RSVP
We hope you can join us either in person, or via our live webstream. Association members can RSVP now via the Members Portal, and non-members may register to attend the SGM here.

For any additional information regarding the Special General Meeting please do not hesitate to contact rules@internet.asn.au. For event enquiries please contact events@internet.asn.au.

We welcome the input of all our members as we work towards compliance with the new legislation.

Regards,

David Allen
Secretary, Internet Association of Australia Inc.

Proposed Changes to Association Rules

The Internet Association of Australia Inc. (IAA) operates in accordance with the rules of its Constitution that have been in place for a number of years. Those rules address matters such as eligibility for membership, the composition of the Executive Committee, voting at meetings of the IAA and certain other matters concerning the administration of the IAA.

As the IAA is an association incorporated in Western Australia, it is subject to the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA), which came into effect on the 1st July 2016, replacing the previous Western Australian incorporated associations legislation passed in 1987. The IAA, like other Western Australian associations, is required to update the rules of its Constitution to ensure compliance with the new legislation.

In order to comply with the new laws the Executive Committee has prepared a new set of Rules that it proposes should replace the existing IAA Constitution. We are happy to discuss the proposed new Rules with Members before putting the proposed new Rules to a vote at a Special General Meeting of Members.

Membership Consultation
The proposed new Rules are being distributed to members for review prior to a Special General Meeting to be held on the 23rd January 2017.

Members are encouraged to provide feedback to the Association on the proposed new Rules through to the end of a consultation period expiring on the 16th December 2016.  A full Member Briefing Pack is available here, and feedback can be provided to rules@internet.asn.au.

Special General Meeting
Following the consultation period the Secretary will call a Special General Meeting, to be held on the evening of the 23rd January 2017. The SGM will be held in Perth, and streamed online for all members.

We welcome the input of all our members as we work towards compliance with the new legislation.

21 Today

Today marks 21 years since the Association began.

Beginning in Western Australia the association was instrumental in the growth of the internet in the Perth. In 2012 our services expanded nationally, and 2016 saw the change to our new name, the Internet Association of Australia Inc. and we are now proud to represent members from across Australia and the globe.

We are now 349 members strong. Our fabric is now proud to deliver services through IX Australia offering peering services over 27 POPs throughout Australia, and has supported the growth of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc.

We’re engaging our members with industry activity such as the ACCC market study into the communications sector , and delivering interesting presentations, such as Dr Mark Gregory’s talk on the NBN at our AGM last month.

The Executive Committee for 2016/17 are looking forward to building on this momentum and delivering more in the coming year.

As we celebrate the Association’s successes of 2016, we hope you can join us for our end of year celebrations around the country.

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ACCC and IAA industry consultation

In August 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a market study into the communications sector.

The Internet Association of Australia has been approached by the ACCC to provide a better understanding of network interconnect topology and the associated market place in Australia.

As part of this process we would like to invite our members to contribute to the sector study.

If you are interested in providing feedback, insight or information to the ACCC, please contact us and we will connect you to the right team at the ACCC.

Kellie Ireland
IAA Executive Officer
kellie@internet.asn.au

Tom Berryman
IAA President
tom@internet.asn.au