Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • ​AIIA and ACS: Congrats Turnbull, now step it up

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) are urging the Turnbull government to accelerate the digitisation of the economy.

    Written by George Nott11 July 16 09:45
  • The wrong skills for the wrong century

    CeBIT was held in Sydney this week and for the first time – in the midst of the celebration of technology innovation – there was a specific session focused on what only can be described as an economic emergency – skills.

    Written by Marie Johnson08 May 15 16:15
  • Australia holding back startups: AIIA

    Australia risks slipping further behind other countries unless it does more to foster technology startups, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned.

    Written by Adam Bender04 March 14 13:36
  • Work-related self-education tax reform deferred

    Plans to defer the proposed $2000 limit on work-related self-education tax deductibles by another year have been heralded by several industry stakeholders as an example of stronger support for the digital economy.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Aug. 13 11:37
  • Industry welcomes ICT education funding

    Industry groups have welcomed the federal government’s additional funding to encourage students to become more involved in ICT education.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald12 June 13 14:29
  • ACS, AIIA oppose work-related self-education tax reform

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) have indicated disapproval of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s move to limit tax deductibles for work-related self-education expenses to $2000.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett23 April 13 13:05
  • NICTA wins R&D award for facial recognition software

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has been recognised for its facial recognition technology, winning the ICT research and development (R&D) award at the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) in Thailand.

    Written by Lisa Banks14 Nov. 11 16:06
  • SA is setting the e-commerce benchmark: AIIA

    The South Australian government has set the standard for e-commerce across the nation with the launch of its new strategic plan, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has said.

    Written by Lisa Banks12 Sept. 11 12:19
  • Conroy's department signs up AIIA for digital economy push

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has revealed that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and his department.

    Written by TechWorld staff04 Aug. 11 10:04
  • Wireless, satellite not second-rate NBN solutions: AIIA

    The use of wireless and satellite technology under the National Broadband Network (NBN) should not be regarded as a second-rate solution for regional and remote Australia, a Senate Estimates session has been told.

    Written by Tim Lohman27 May 11 10:35
  • AIIA commends Victorian budget

    The Australia Information Industry Association (AIIA) has commended the Victorian Government’s proposed budget despite the document’s lack of focus on information technology spending.

    Written by Chloe Herrick04 May 11 12:48
  • Birks steps down as AIIA chief

    Updated: Ian Birks will step down as chief executive of peak industry body the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) after three years in the role.

    Written by James Hutchinson11 April 11 15:36
  • Industry services panel feedback positive: AGIMO

    The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) claims positive responses from industry to its whole-of-government ICT services panel (WISP), despite the proposal being slammed by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).

    Written by Tim Lohman17 Feb. 11 10:58
  • Misconceptions plague the green machine

    Green IT has been given no shortage of attention in past years; among the continuing debates around climate change and sustainability, Green IT inevitably comes to the forefront as either an obstacle to overcome, or an enabler of environmental friendliness in the wider organisation.

    Written by James Hutchinson01 Jan. 11 08:00
  • NSW procurement changes highlight schism with industry

    The NSW Government has urged the state’s ICT industry to back forthcoming changes to procurement contracts but consternation among some have shown a continuing need to iron out differences.

    Written by James Hutchinson09 Dec. 10 16:44