2015 Media Releases
Rights Holders and Internet Service Providers Publish Draft Code to Combat Online Copyright Infringement20/02/2015 - A new draft industry Code of practice, released today, aims to drive down the rate of online copyright infringement, or “internet piracy” in Australia.
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2015 Communications Industry Awards Open For Entries23/03/2015 - Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards, the ACOMMS, with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in customer service, marketing, innovation and product solutions across the breadth of the telecommunications sector.
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Industry Welcomes Elements of PJCIS Recommendations on Data Retention27/03/2015 - The recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) for amendment to the Government’s proposed data retention legislation will, if accepted, generate a net improvement in the planned regime, Communications Alliance said today
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Government Amendments Improve Data Retention Legislation – Concerns Remain Around Encryption and Costs19/03/2015 - The proposed Government amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, circulated today represent a net improvement to the legislation, but significant concerns remain for services providers and telecommunications consumers.
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Senate should demand Cost-Clarity from Government before Passing Data Retention Laws23/03/2015 - Senators considering the Government’s data retention legislation this week should stand up for Australian telecommunications consumers and demand that the Government clarify what it will contribute to the cost of the scheme, Communications Alliance urged today.
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Internet of Things and Australia’s Regulatory Framework – Think Tank announced by Communications Alliance25/03/2015 - The growth trajectory of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and its pervasive influence means that parts of Australia’s telecommunications regulatory framework may be rapidly overwhelmed or inhibit the national ability to reap the benefits of the changed environment, Communications Alliance warned today.
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Web-Site Blocking Legislation Requires Precision26/03/2015 - The telecommunications industry is examining the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 and will assist Government and Parliamentary committee members to refine the legislation, Communications Alliance said today.
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TIO complaints per provider decrease 4.5 per cent30/03/2015 - Telco complaints as a proportion of providers’ services decreased for the fourth quarter in a row, according to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report released today.
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Industry Code to Help Combat Internet Piracy Lodged for Registration08/04/2015 - A new Code of practice, designed to help drive down the rate of online copyright infringement, or “internet piracy” in Australia, has today been submitted for registration by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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OAIC Decision in Ben Grubb Case04/05/2015 - The decision by the Privacy Commissioner in relation to the metadata request from the journalist, Mr Ben Grubb, has disturbing ramifications for the telecommunications sector and for its millions of customers throughout Australia.
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Government and Tech Giants Join Communications Alliance Internet of Things Think-Tank08/05/2015 - The Australian Government and a host of global technology giants have joined the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think-Tank that will today formally launch a major new industry program to exploit the benefits of IoT for Australian industry.
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Internet of Things Think-Tank Highlights Need for National Strategy08/05/2015 - The Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think- Tank has resolved to push for the development of an IoT national strategy to position Australia to harness the benefits of this globally disruptive trend.
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Data Retention – Focus Needed on Efficient Compliance Arrangements12/05/2015 - The telecommunications sector and the Federal Government must work to minimise the costs of complying with the Government’s mandatory data retention regime, Communications Alliance urged today.
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TIO complaints in context increase over summer but reduce year-on-year28/05/2015 - Complaints made to the TIO as a proportion of telcos’ services in operation increased during January March 2015, compared to the previous quarter – but dropped by 12.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report released today.
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nbn Joins IoT Think Tank Executive Council in Lead-Up to Industry/Stakeholder Workshop01/06/2015 - Key infrastructure player nbn has joined the Executive Council of the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think-Tank, as stakeholders gear up for a key, direction-setting workshop to be held on 19 June.
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2015 ACOMMS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED10/06/2015 - A host of new telco players have become short-listed finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS – highlighting the changing face of the communications sector.
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Government Must Clarify Website Blocking Costs11/06/2015 - The Attorney-General, Senator Brandis, should heed a Parliamentary Committee call for the Government to clarify the cost implications of its planned website blocking regime, Communications Alliance said today.
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2015 ACOMM AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED17/07/2015 - The Attorney-General, Senator Brandis, should heed a Parliamentary Committee call for the Government to clarify the cost implications of its planned website blocking regime, Communications Alliance said today.
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Further Improvements in Latest Telecommunications National Customer Satisfaction Survey20/07/2015 - The Attorney-General, Senator Brandis, should heed a Parliamentary Committee call for the Government to clarify the cost implications of its planned website blocking regime, Communications Alliance said today.
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Government Research Highlights Need for Affordable, Available Content to Curb Online Copyright Infringement22/07/2015 - Improvements in the affordability and ready availability of online content in Australia are crucial ingredients to reduce online copyright infringement, Communications Alliance said today in response to new research released by the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull.
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Industry welcomes Government’s commitment to address issues in telco security legislation27/07/2015 - A coalition of industry groups representing more than 60,000 Australian businesses 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.
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Communications Alliance Welcomes Government’s response to the Spectrum Review25/08/2015 - he telecommunications industry welcomed the Government’s announcement today that it will implement the recommendations of the Spectrum Review.
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Proposed Broadband Monitoring Must Pass the ‘Red Tape’ Test11/09/2015 - The ACCC’s push to create the regulatory burden of a broadband performance monitoring regime should undergo rigorous cost-benefit analysis, Communications Alliance said today.
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Industry Welcomes a Further 10.5% Year-on-Year Fall in Complaints to the TIO09/10/2015 - A further significant year-on-year reduction in telecommunications consumer complaints demonstrates that industry continues to deliver on its commitment to an excellent customer experience, Communications Alliance said today.
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Service Provider Survey Results Show Compliance Challenges for Data Retention Regime13/10/2015 - A survey of Australian telecommunications service providers reveals a low state of readiness for the Federal Government's mandatory two year data retention regime, which comes into effect on 13 October.
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Internet of Things Think Tank Research Points to Potential $116 Billion Positive Impact on the Australian Economy30/10/2015 - The Federal Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, the Hon. Paul Fletcher, today launched a major research report from the Communications Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) Think Tank, which outlines a pathway to ensuring that Australia can harness the benefits of the ‘next great disruptor’.
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TIO complaints in context lowest in 18 months13/11/2015 - Complaints made to the TIO as a proportion of telcos’ services in operation are at their lowest rate in 18 months, according to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report released today.
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Revised Telecommunications Consumer Protection Compliance Framework released for public comment26/11/2015 - Communications Alliance today released for public comment a series of proposed revisions to Chapter 9 of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code. This chapter describes the Code Compliance Monitoring Framework of the TCP Code.
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Industry Welcomes Government Move to Facilitate an Industry-Based Scheme to Manage Telephone Numbering02/12/2015 - Communications Alliance today welcomed the introduction to Federal Parliament of legislation that paves the way for a transition to an industry-managed telephone numbering management framework in Australia.
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Communications Alliance Welcomes Revised TCP Code03/12/2015 - Communications Alliance welcomes today’s registration of a revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code, by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
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Telco Customer Complaints Fall to Nine Year Low – NBN Migration Experience Improves15/12/2015 - Telecommunications consumer complaints to the industry ombudsman have fallen to their lowest level in nine years during the most recent quarter.
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Telco Complaints in Context Decrease 15 Per Cent17/12/2015 - Complaints as a proportion of telcos’ services in operation (SIO) dropped a further 15 per cent in the September quarter, according to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report, released today.
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