Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, today announced the appointment of Anne Hurley as chair, replacing George Fong who has taken on the role of honorary secretary.

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Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, has called for a new parliamentary inquiry into the Data Retention Act.

Appearing on the ABC’s 730 program, CEO Laurie Patton was one of a number of commentators critical of a Government call for submissions for a radical expansion of the controversial scheme. Under the proposal, what was initially designed for criminal investigations could be used in civil court cases.

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Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, today repeated its call for an urgent parliamentary review of the data retention scheme, which it has previously described as "fundamentally flawed".

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Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, today criticised a move by the Government to call for submissions over the Christmas period for a radical expansion of its controversial data retention scheme. Under the new proposal, what was initially designed for criminal investigations could be used in civil cases.

 

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Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing Internet users, today expressed support for the Productivity Commission’s draft recommendation that the telco Universal Service Obligation be replaced with a universal service policy objective to provide a minimum broadband service to all premises in Australia using the National Broadband Network infrastructure.

However, CEO Laurie Patton commented that the Productivity Commission’s proposition was predicated on Australia building a 21st Century broadband network and repeated his call for the Government to re-think its current NBN strategy, which IA believes will not meet Australia’s future needs.

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