THE ALLIANCE FOR A SAFE AND SECURE INTERNET WELCOMES LABOR’S PRINCIPLED APPROACH TO NATIONAL SECURITY

The Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet welcomes the decision by the Opposition today to ensure a fundamentally flawed bill is not rushed through Parliament for political expediency. The powers contained within the Bill appear to have far reaching consequences that could be devastating to the security of all Australians if enacted, and it is important that leaders within the Government slow down and listen to the experts when they receive overwhelming evidence of the harm this Bill could cause.
 
Public safety is a priority for industry, civil society and government alike and we encourage the Government to work constructively and collaboratively with the technical and legal experts and the wide range of affected industries in achieving its goals.

Background:

Members of the Alliance, who together represent consumers, human rights organisations, business, industry and a wide range of technology companies, include:

  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
  • Access Now
  • Australian Industry Group*
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Amnesty International Australia
  • Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
  • Blueprint for Free Speech
  • Communications Alliance*
  • DIGI
  • Digital Rights Watch
  • Future Wise
  • Hack for Privacy
  • Human Rights Law Centre
  • Information Technology Professionals Association
  • Internet Australia
  • IoT Alliance Australia
  • Liberty Victoria

*important: nbn™ is a member of Communications Alliance, the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Information Industry Association but has not participated in the preparation of this media release.

 
ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the  communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet  service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

The most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society.  To create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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