Call for Board Nominations

Being on the IAA Board is a great way to get involved and give back to both the Association and to the internet community.

All nominees must meet the IAA Board requirements within the Association Rules, available on our website here, and are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Conflict of Interest Disclosure on joining the Board. Further details on the roles and responsibilities of the Board are available here.

IAA are calling for nominees to the following positions.

  • 2 x Professional Representative (term to run for 2 years)
  • 3 x Corporate Representatives (term to run for 2 years)

The Association calls members to nominate for election to the Board. All nominations are required to include a written statement by the nominee, as well a written statement from another member (the seconder) in support of the nomination. Once nominations are submitted a representative of the committee will contact the seconder regarding the submission of the supporting statement before the nomination can be accepted.

Submit your nomination here.

Nominations are be posted on the Association website here (contact details will be kept confidential).

Nominations close at 5pm Wednesday August, 22 AWST (7 days prior to the AGM). Voting information (if required) will be issued on Thursday August, 23.

For further information on nominating or the requirements for being on the Board please contact the Returning Officer, Nathan Brookfield on secretary@internet.asn.au

Now Accepting AMEX

The Accounts Team are please to confirm that we are now accepting payments via American Express.

Payments via American Express can be made online via the members portal or by phoning 1300 653 132.

 

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2018 AGM Save the Date

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

Discounted Legal Documents for IAA Members

Discounted Privacy and Complaints Handling Legal Documents for IAA Members

The Internet Association of Australia is pleased to inform members of a new Privacy Kit and Complaints Handling Policy that have been released for use by members at discounted prices for a limited time, via IAA’s alliance with the DocuStream legal documents service. These latest documents help members cut through red tape created by the new laws, quickly and cost effectively.
With the enactment of the Australian Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDB Scheme) in February 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, Privacy Law has now been brought head on into the digital age, bringing with it significant challenges for Australian internet service providers. The IAA Privacy Kit, currently available at a special discounted price for IAA Members, makes life easier for Australian service providers, and includes the following documents:
  • Data Breach Response Plan (DBRP) – designed for Service Providers to call on in circumstances where an eligible data breach occurs.
  • Service Provider Privacy Policy – a Privacy Policy for Service Providers.
  • Employee Security & Confidentiality Undertaking – an undertaking that a Service Provider can ask its employees to sign, which addresses the confidentiality of personal data handled by company employees.
  • Data Processing Addendum – an agreement between a Service Provider and its Customers, that sets out their agreed position on what is to occur if there is a data breach of jointly held personal information, and is designed to make the customer responsible for carrying out statutory data breach notifications where possible. It is also designed to address the GDPR requirements of a “processor” as an extension of the Service Provider’s main agreement with its Customers.
  • Corporate IT Systems and Social Media Policy – a Policy making employees aware that the Company is serious about protecting its sytems and preventing unauthorised use of social media in the workplace.

Failure to comply with the NDB Scheme or the GDPR may result in significant penalties.

Click here to access the Advanced Service Provider Privacy Kit

 

A new Complaints Handling Standard is coming into effect as of 1 July 2018. It will apply to (i) carriage service providers; and (ii) carriers responsible for network units that are used in the supply of services by carriage service provides. The Complaints Handling Standard requires carriers to set out their complaints handling processes in writing, and make them available on their websites in a concise form. Failure to comply may result in significant civil penalties.

Click here to access the Complaints Handling Policy.

 

IAA members can access further discounted legal documents through the IAA/DocuStream Portal.

Update Your Details

As IAA prepares for the 2018 Annual General Meeting and we encouraging our members to update their voting details within the Members Portal.

Ensuring these details are up to date means you’ll get all the relevant information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting, the call for nominees to the IAA Board, and most importantly be set and ready to vote at the AGM.

To check and update your details simply log into the  Members Portal.

If you’d like to update your details by phone, or have a chat about your membership record please phone us on 1300 653 132, or email us on membership@internet.asn.au.

Peering DB Sponsorship

The Internet Association of Australia Inc is proud to continue our support of PeeringDB as a Gold Sponsor.

PeeringDB is such an important part of interconnection and we want to support their fantastic efforts. We strongly encourage our members to keep their PeeringDB profile updated as it helps everyone get more connected!

PeeringDB is a database of networks that are peering, where they are peering, and if they are likely to peer with you. If you are peering and haven’t heard of this database – we encourage you to register for an account today.

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IX Australia launches 40Gbps peering with amaysim

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) are pleased to launch 40Gbps peering services on their IX Australia network. Long term member and peer amaysim are the first to light up 40Gbps services on both NSW-IX and WA-IX.

“As a member driven association IAA strive to provide any services which support our members and the Internet as a whole in Australia,” said Association Chair and Technical Manager, Joe Wooller. “In delivering 40Gbps peering the association is once again addressing the needs of our members”.

“Peering at 40Gbps enables us to maximize the performance benefits of our links with major content providers including Facebook, Google, and Netflix. Amaysim is the first internet provider to connect to both, Sydney and Perth internet exchanges at 40Gbps. This new and cutting-edge network design ultimately delivers a better experience for our customers,” says Rob Appel, Commercial Director Broadband at amaysim.”

“We are extremely pleased to see the continued growth of our network, delivering Australia’s only not-for-profit and carrier natural Internet peering exchange, IX Australia. The Association will continue to provide quality services to our members,” said Wooller.

“IAA remains committed to developing projects that support both members’ needs and the Internet community.”

40Gbps peering is available now at $1250 exc GST per month. For further information on 40Gbps peering on any IX Australia peering points please contact IX Australia Technical Manager, Joe Wooller, on 0412 005 457 or peering@ix.asn.au.

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AGM Results

It was great to meet with our members in Melbourne for the 2017 Annual General Meeting at The Langham Hotel.

The Association Committee are pleased to officially welcome two new committee members to the team. David Hooton joins the committee as a Professional Representative, and Daryl Collins of Akamai, joins as a Corporate Representative. Two of our current committee members have been re-elected to the committee filling Corporate Representative seats, Shane Short from In A Box Technologies Pty Ltd and Nathan Brookfield from Simtronic Technologies Pty Ltd.

We also welcome Ian Chiu of Netflix to the team, Ian joined the committee filling a casual vacancy shortly before the AGM was scheduled.

Special thanks to David Allen who has completed his term on the IAA Committee, you have been a valued asset to the team.

At the AGM we were pleased to announce our Universal Port Pricing initiative, you can read more here. And our Peering Engineer, Tim Raphael, gave us an insight into our metrics project, and he has blogged about it here.

If you missed the AGM stream online, you can rewatch it on our You Tube Channel.

The Committee are keen to hear from members about how the Association can continue to support members, with new services, features or projects. Many of the committee will be around at AusNog, so please come and have a chat with us. Or drop us an email to info@internet.asn.au or give us a call on 1300 653 132.

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Giving Back to Members

At the Internet Association of Australia we are always working to provide better value to our members.

At the 2017 AGM we were pleased to  announce the introduction of Universal Port Prices. Both 1GB and 10GB ports are now only $350 per month exc GST.  You will notice the change on your next service invoice.

Existing 1GB peers can now upgrade to 10GB at no extra cost, and our 10GB peers enjoy a price reduction!

If you would like to upgrade any of your existing ports, or increase your peering ports, simply drop us an email to peering@ix.asn.au or log a service request via the Members Portal.

AGM Voting Information

The nomination period for the Committee election for 2017 is now closed. This year we have had the number of nominees match the number of available positions on the committee. All of our nominees will be elected to the Committee at the Annual General Meeting.

While this means that we do not require an election for the Professional Class of representation, we do require an election for our Corporate Representatives. Due to one of these committee terms being only one year long (due to filling a vacant seat) we require an election to determine the terms for the Corporate Representatives.

Voting for the 2017 Annual General Meeting is now open, and Corporate Members may download a Ballot Slip and vote now, or place their vote in person at the 2017 AGM.

To view or update your voting information, please log into the Members Portal. For any assistance please email membership@internet.asn.au.

For further information about our AGM or the voting process please contact Association Secretary, David Allen, by emailing secretary@internet.asn.au.