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Ai Group Submission to INSLM on Assistance and Access Act Review 2019
Friday 13 September 2019
Joint associations submission to INSLM on Assistance and Access Act Review 2019
Friday 13 September 2019
Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report
Thursday 12 September 2019
Standards Australia Discussion Paper on Developing Standards for Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday 31 July 2019
Joint association submission to PJCIS Assistance and Access Act Review 2019
Friday 12 July 2019
Australian Government Discussion Paper on Australian AI Ethics Framework
Friday 7 June 2019
Australian Human Rights Commission and World Economic Forum White Paper on AI Governance and Leadership
Monday 11 March 2019
Submission to ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report
Monday 18 February 2019
Joint industry submission to PJCIS on the Assistance and Access Bill Review 2019 (Encryption Legislation)
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Joint industry submission to PJCIS on the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (Encryption Bill)
Friday 12 October 2018
Ai Group submission on the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (Encryption Bill)
Monday 10 September 2018
Consultation Paper – Maximising SME use of Australia's Innovation Lab Infrastructure
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Inquiry: Impact of Global Internet Competition on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Friday 1 December 2017
Submission to the Australian Government Digital Economy Strategy Consultation Paper
Thursday 30 November 2017
Inquiry into the trade system and the digital economy
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Submission to the Department of Communications and the Arts on spectrum reform consultation package
Friday 21 July 2017
Joint industry associations submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
Monday 6 February 2017
Australian Government Proposed Radiocommunications Bill 2016
Friday 29 April 2016
Submission to Federal Government on Draft Copyright Bill
Monday 15 February 2016
Ai Group submission to the Productivity Commission's Research Study on Disruptive Technologies
Tuesday 02 February 2016
Joint industry associations submission on the second exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
Wednesday 20 January 2016
Submission to Senate Committee inquiry into regulatory requirements impacting on safe use of drones
Thursday 15 December 2016
Joint industry associations submission on the exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
A coalition of industry groups (including Ai Group) released a joint submission to Government, outlining its concerns with the draft Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, but has welcomed the Federal Government?s commitment that it will work with industry to improve draft legislation designed to make telecommunications infrastructure more resilient to external threats.
Monday 27 July 2015
Ai Group submission to Cyber Security Review 2015
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Ai Group submission to Discussion Paper for Information and Communications Technology Statistics Review 2014-15
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Ai Group submission to the Digital Television Regulation Review
Ai Group supports the proposed removal of a legacy requirement on broadcasters to broadcast Standard Definition on their primary channel, and a need for a smooth and expedient market transition to MPEG-4 in the shorter term and a longer term transition to HEVC and DVB-T2. The review should also focus on improved picture quality for consumers.
Monday 30 March 2015
Ai Group submission to the Information and Communications Technology Statistics Review 2014-15
Ai Group broadly supports an intention to improve the ABS's information and communications technology statistics, and proposes areas in which this can be achieved.
Wednesday 04 March 2015
Submission to Draft Queensland Digital Economy Strategy
Ai Group welcomes the release of a draft digital economy strategy for Queensland. We endorse a digital first approach to government service delivery, especially where this is tied to reducing red tape and transaction costs. We also support a partnership based approach to improving the opportunities and capabilities of Queensland businesses in the digital economy.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Submission to Consultation RIS: Standby power
Ai Group opposes the proposal to introduce a mandatory MEPS scheme for standby power because it is unnecessary, ill-defined, difficult to enforce, and less targeted than schemes regulating individual products.
Monday 21 October 2013
Australian Computer Society (ACS) discussion paper on a cloud computing protocol
The Australian Industry Group has made a submission to the ACS regarding a proposal to introduce a voluntary cloud computing protocol in Australia.
Friday 06 September 2013
Comments on product profile for set top boxes and video recorders
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has provided comments on a product profile for set top boxes and video recorders, the first step in considering the regulation of the minimum energy performance standards for these products under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
ALRC Discussion Paper on Copyright and the Digital Economy
Australia's copyright law framework will play an important role in determining the level of innovation that can occur in the digital economy and the type of activities that are permitted. Ai Group supports the need to move to a more flexible and less technology specific model for copyright law, whilst respecting the rights of copyright creators and rights holders and avoiding undercutting the commercial incentive to create.
Monday 05 August 2013
Comments on Product Profile: Battery Chargers
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) recommends caution in regulating the energy efficiency performance of battery chargers. An internationally accepted approach to regulating battery chargers is still emerging. As a small importing market it would be prudent for Australia to wait for these issues to be resolved internationally to ensure Australian regulation is harmonised with international approaches. Furthermore, with many products now offering a battery charger function, more consultation is required to identify the products that can and should be subject to a scheme as the case for regulating these products will vary significantly. Some multi-function products are already be regulated by existing GEMS determinations and should be excluded to avoid double-regulation.
Monday 15 July 2013
Ai Group Submission on Improving the transparency of Australia's business tax system
Ai Group welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Government?s recently released discussion paper: Improving the Transparency of Australia's Business Tax System. The paper has called for the public release of company tax details and payments, the publication of the aggregate revenue from each individual Commonwealth tax and authorising greater sharing of tax information between government agencies. Ai Group has expressed strong reservations about the first recommendation, particularly the negative effects on privacy and the potential for the disclosed information to be misrepresented. However we are broadly supportive of the second two as measures to enhance the transparency of the tax system.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Ai Group submission to ALRC inquiry into copyright and the digital economy
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission?s (ALRC) Inquiry into copyright and the digital economy. The Inquiry is considering whether existing exceptions in the Copyright Act 1968 (Copyright Act) are appropriate in the context of the digital economy or if further exceptions are needed. The terms of reference require the ALRC to consider the importance of the digital economy and the opportunities for innovation created by the emergence of new digital technologies.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Submission to House of Representatives Infrastructure and Communications Committee IT Pricing Inquiry
Ai Group's interest in the inquiry reflects both its high proportion of members in the technology sector and its numerous members outside the sector who use IT products and services.
Friday 06 July 2012
ACCC Consultation on Evaporative Air Conditioners in Bushfire Prone Zones, May 2012
Ai Group is broadly supportive of the ACCC proposal to standardise the retro-fit of evaporative air conditioners into existing houses to increase safety in bushfire prone zones. Ai Group recommend further consultation and a regulatory impact assessment before regulating existing installations and suggest owner education would be a positive move. Standards should be developed under the Standards Australia governance structure and be consistent with existing standards and codes. Further consultation with manufacturers must take place in order to provide the necessary detail to this complex issue.
Monday 21 May 2012
Response to Beyond Switchover - the future technical evolution of digital terrestrial television in Australia discussion paper
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Submission to the Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network, Six Monthly Review of the National Broadband Network Rollout.
The Australian Industry Group welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network's (NBN) six-monthly review of the NBN rollout. Ai Group's comments relate to the e-readiness of business, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This submission is based on findings from the recent Australian Industry Group National CEO Survey: Business Investment in New Technologies which surveyed 540 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The full report is attached to this submission.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Australian Industry Group's submission to the Convergence Review's Interim Report
Thursday 16 February 2012
Ai Group additional Submission to the Review of Electricity Consumer Safety Act 2004
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Ai Group Submission to the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council
Ai Group's response to the EESS draft scheme rules builds on our earlier response to the Preliminary Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and is based on substantial consultation with industry through Ai Group's networks.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Ai Group Submission in response to the Supplementary Discussion Paper on Compliance Obligations and Enforcement Measures for the MEPS and Energy Labelling
Ai Group's response to the Supplementary Discussion Paper builds on our earlier response to the Consultation RIS in March 2010 as well as the Discussion Paper on Proposed National Legislation for MEPS and Energy Labelling in September 2009 and is based on substantial consultation with industry through Ai Group's networks.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Ai Group Submission in response to the Review of Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 Issues Paper
Ai Group's response to the REVIEW is based on consultation with industry through Ai Group's networks.
Friday 30 April 2010
Ai Group Submission on Mandating parental lock capability in domestic reception equipment
Friday 16 April 2010
Ai Group response to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: National Legislation for Appliance and Equipment Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Energy Labelling
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Ai Group response to Digital Dividend Green Paper
Wednesday 03 March 2010