July’s Advocacy Corner Update Following the SAU roundtable last month hosted by the ACCC, we sent through a written submission responding to questions posed. In our submission, we advocated for price controls that provide certainty for RSPs, encourages competition within the telecommunications sector and is in the long-term interest of end users.   We have also put our hand […]

Members may remember that a number of years ago we inherited a hosting environment called Bur.st, offering email, DNS, and web hosting with shell access. The system runs on a rather dated Linux distribution and we are pleased to announce a new approach to the system. As a member benefit, we would like to offer […]

Well, that was quite a month! Covid has once again thrown a massive spanner into our planning. We had to arrange remote hands for the relocation of RS2 in Melbourne, our SGM had a token presence on site, and events are being madly rescheduled all over the place. The IAA team have been fabulous, with […]

IAASysters@AusNOG Project Overview For many years now AusNOG has held its place as THE go to event on the internet industry calendar, yet sadly year after year we see low participation rates from certain sectors of our industry. IAASysters@AusNOG is a one-day workshop being held prior to AusNOG. It is based on the international systers.org […]

This month marks the 24th year of operation of WA-IX, our first internet exchange. Still going strong, and now operating out of six different data centres in Perth after its humble beginnings in QV1. Were you one of the early adopters? We’d love to send you a thank you if you were! We have some […]

Another successful online event done and dusted in 2021! Our global panel of experts shared their thoughts and insights on internet regulation and its ability to protect users against cyber-attacks, unlawful access to data, and online content. The discussion also included current legislation pitfalls, the intersection with human rights, helpful insights about what this could […]

The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) would like to thank all members who have participated in our consultation on whether to transition to a company limited by guarantee. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The IAA Board remains in favour of the transition and it has resolved to convene the Special General Meeting referred […]

Non-Discrimination Guidelines Non-discrimination provisions are important for ensuring a fair and competitive telecommunications sector. We recently sent through a submission on the ACCC’s proposed Non-Discrimination Guidelines, derived from the Telecommunications Act 1997 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010. In our submission, we support the concept of non-discrimination provisions but note that exemptions (such as the […]

We are happy to announce our newest place of residence, the new space for our Greater Sydney (apparently that’s a place now) team to call home during the week. Located at Suite 1.05, 150 Pacific Highway North Sydney we will be happy to welcome members once movement across Sydney is re-established. Any members who need […]

The 5th Annual DigitalGov and Cloud Conference taking place on 20-22 July 2021 in Sydney co-locates two of Akolade’s best-attended conferences that map the narrative around digital service delivery and further integration with cloud platforms. This three-day physical conference showcases practical case studies featuring frontline government agencies that are leading the charge on citizen engagement and innovation. Hear from 30+ public […]