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New Complaints Handling Standard for Carriers and Carriage Service Providers

By Alan Arnott, Technology Lawyers @ Arnotts Technology Lawyers Although industry rules on complaints handling for carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs) have been in place for many years, gaps in such processes were identified and a new standard, known as the Telecommunications (Consumer Complaints Handling) Industry Standard (the Complaints Handling Standard) has been determined […]

IAA Plans for the Future

IAA support of ADA submission on website blocking bill

Earlier this month the Senate Environment and Communications Committee Inquiry into the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 accepted submissions on the proposed  amendments to Australia’s website blocking scheme. The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA)  invited the Association to lend its support to their submission, which expressed concerns regarding the widening of the Bill, which proposed […]

Greens, Geeks + Gamers

On 14 November, three of the IAA team arrived in Canberra for an in-depth discussion on the video game industry, digital rights, and the NBN. A room full of industry players attended The Greens policy launch, along with our own Kellie Ireland (Executive Officer), Nathan Brookfield (Secretary) and Jason Dale (Board Member). Throughout the night […]

IAA welcomes news of Telco Peering Policies

Yesterday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that Australian telcos, Telstra, Optus and TPG have published peering policies under which they will consider peering arrangements. As operators of Australia’s largest independent peering network, IX Australia, the Internet Association of Australia (IAA) are pleased to see progress towards a more open and transparent peering […]

NZNOG

Our friends across the Tasman are gearing up to host the 16th Annual NZNOG conference in January 2019. NZNOG will be hosted in the town of Napier  on 31 Jan and 1 Feb 2019. Preceding the conference are a series of workshops all the details of which will be announced soon. Fortunately this NZNOG does not […]

Rule Changes Approved

The Internet Association of Australia Inc is pleased to report the recent rules changes voted on at the 2018 Annual General Meeting have been confirmed and accepted by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection. The recent rules changes were a result of a detailed review following recommendations by the Associations Forum. The Associations Forum have been […]

AusNOG 2018

After 12 long years we were delighted to be back in the sponsor’s seat for AusNOG 2018. The Westin in Sydney provided the perfect backdrop for an excellent lineup of speakers and subjects that followed over the next two days. Everything from subsea cabling to routing and the coming of the robots was up for discussion. […]

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IAA Welcomes New Chair, David Hooton

Following the recent Annual General Meeting the Internet Association of Australia Inc Board have elected a team of office bearers and we are pleased to announce David Hooton as Board Chair. Returning to the role of Secretary is Nathan Brookfield, and David Brown returns as Treasurer until our new rules come into effect and the […]

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2018 AGM Wrap Up

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 […]