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.

Its vision is to  provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead  it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and  services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of  consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about  Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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