The Federal Government's encryption law in its current form will have a negative impact on the country's ICT industry and block practitioners from innovating and exporting the products of their innovation, the Australian Information Industry Association claims.
The head of the Australian Information Industry Association, Ron Gauci, has sought an assurance from the re-elected Coalition Government that amendments to the encryption law, which was passed in December, will be adopted within its first 100 days of operation.
The speed at which two crucial pieces of technology-related legislation have passed through Parliament has alarmed the Australian Information Industry Association which has called for more consultation between government and industry.
The Federal Government has cut another $1.35 billion from its research and development tax incentive over the forward estimates, according to the Budget papers.
The Australian Information Industry Association says its members are opposed to the imposition of a template for the proposed consumer data rights regulatory framework that is designed to suit the banking and energy sectors.
The Australian Information Industry Association has expressed disappointment that amendments proposed to the encryption law were not passed by Parliament last week.
The Australian Information Industry Association has urged the Coalition to boost digital skills, innovation and government IT procurement in this year's Federal Budget.
The Australian Information Industry Association has appointed seven new members to its board and also announced the chairpersons for the organisation's state councils.
Transformation specialist Ron Gauci will take over as the chief executive of the Australian Information Industry Association from Monday, replacing Rob Fitzpatrick.
The Australian Information Industry Association has warned that the Federal Government's encryption bill would lead to overseas vendors withdrawing from the Australian market as they would not want their products to be caught in the government's dragnet.
Ireland-based global fintech Priviti has launched in Australia as the country prepares for the imposition of new Open Banking legislation and the Consumer Data Right which require major banks to make data on credit and debit card, deposit and transaction accounts available by July 2019 and mortgages by February 2020.
The Federal Government's draft encryption bill could seriously damage Australia’s — and international — cyber security and, would act contrary to its stated aim of increasing security for Australians, a submission jointly made by the telco industry body Communications Alliance, the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association claims.
Peak "digital ecosystem" organisation AIIA has announced its chief executive Rob Fitzpatrick is moving on in November to pursue a new opportunity.
Michael Nixon, billed as a teen prodigy, is also the creator of "The Amazing Annoyatron", and has seen his product receive an iAward at the NSW finals event held in Sydney last Thursday.
The Australian Information Industry Association has expressed concerns over changes to the R&D Tax Incentive in the Federal Budget, saying that they could put the brakes on innovation by discouraging companies from local investment.
The Australian Government has been urged not to trade off short-term budget savings for the country's long-term prosperity by making changes to the $3 billion R&D Tax Incentive and restricting claims for software R&D.
A number of voices from within the Australian ICT industry have welcomed the federal government’s announced changes to its ICT procurement policy which is targeted at giving SMBs a fairer go at bidding for government contracts.
The Australian Information Industry Association, the nation’s “peak member body for the ICT industry”, has welcomed ICT amendments to 457 visas that address “critical skills shortages".
Australia's peak ICT industry body has encouraged the federal government to work with it to draft details for the new visa system that will replace 457 visas, pointing out that it was not consulted on the move.
Few Australians have faith that governments at any level can use technology competently to deliver services to the people, a study claims.
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