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Displaying items by tag: AIIA

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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".

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:25

AIIA urges govt to consult on new visa system

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Few Australians have faith that governments at any level can use technology competently to deliver services to the people, a study claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:01

Reid joins RIoT

IoT integration specialist RIoT Solutions has appointed Scott Reid as director of smart and connected networks.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 02 September 2016 18:25

Innovation and ideas scoop iAwards

Australian organisations at the forefront of innovation in technology, and some of the country’s best home-grown ideas have been recognised for their achievements in the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2016 iAwards.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:20

Electronic voting? Not on your life

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has joined the growing throng of calls for Australia to move to electronic voting. And why wouldn’t it? It represents the interests of mostly multinational technology vendors who stand to gain tens and perhaps hundreds of millions from putting such a system in place and then maintaining and upgrading it in perpetuity.

Published in Beerfiles

Nominations for the iAwards, Australia’s premier awards programme for innovation in the digital economy will close on 31 March 2016.

Published in ShawThing

The AIIA supports Turnbull’s ‘holistic policy package which creates the conditions needed for Australia to transition to a 21st century economy.’

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 13 August 2015 05:24

Labor pulls back on telco security bill

Emboldened by the Government’s trouble on other fronts, the ALP is no longer in lock-step on anti-terrorism matters. It is urging a rethink on the proposed telco security laws.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:03

Premature death of Ian Birks, former AIIA head

Former CEO of the AIIA Ian Birks has died in Sydney of cancer. He was not yet 60 years old.

Published in People Moves

A combined submission by all major industry groups argues strongly against the Government’s plans to intervene in telcos' commercial decisions for security purposes.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 26 June 2015 16:24

Campbell to exit AIIA

The CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Suzanne Campbell will retire from the position early next year.

Published in People Moves

NBN the company has joined the executive council of the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think Tank as the group readies itself for a key decision-setting workshop looking at strategies for the development of the IoT in Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 23 February 2015 03:59

Parents ‘want kids taught digital skills’

Parents ‘want kids taught digital skills’ More three quarters of Australian parents think that digital skills and computer programming should be integrated into school curriculums, says the AIIA.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned that investor confidence in continued support for start-up businesses in the ICT sector, and across all parts of the economy, could take a hit if Commercialisation Australia falls victim to budget cuts in the Federal Government’s May budget.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 09 September 2013 12:36

The new Government’s big job

Tony Abbott’s Coalition came to government with a comprehensive IT policy. Is it a core or a non-core promise?

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:05

Huawei hunting Australian ICT companies

Huawei‘s global procurement team will visit Australia next week seeking Australian ICT companies to join its multi-billion dollar supply chain.

Published in Government Tech Policy

IThere’s a strange contradiction in the ‘key messages’ coming out of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s just released ICT Workforce Study. It says that the supply of ICT skills has not kept pace with demand, and it also says that ICT graduates have trouble finding jobs in ICT.

Published in Cornered!

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