What are the objectives of the Association?
11 May, 2012 - 01:42 — admin
IIA's objectives are:
- to promote and facilitate the growth, technical development and efficient functioning of the Internet in Australia as an open system.
- to raise consumer and small business confidence in using the Internet, particularly for purposes of e-commerce, and to initiate and support progams to realise that goal.
- to promote diversity and connectivity on the Internet by all reasonable means including but not limited to:
- encouraging many and diverse independent Internet providers, resellers and users in Australia;
- promotion of open architecture network and packet protocols that are independent of hardware and operating systems;
- working to ensure that all government agencies distribute public information equally to all Providers in a single open architecture file format independent of hardware and operating systems;
- promoting orderly and co-ordinated interconnectivity for open architecture TCP/IP networks that fully comply with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Architecture Board (IAB) standards and any RFC specifications which they adopt
- opposing monopoly control of Internet content, and;
- opposing discriminatory tariff pricing of telecommunication services.
- to promote use of strong and diverse encryption algorithms on the Internet;
- to promote laws which facilitate unrestricted and open use of the Internet;
- sponsor and co-ordinate the creation of independent organisations to service and regulate the Internet;
- to educate the public regarding the Internet and promote the Internet to the community;
- to foster, promote, assist and conduct research into Internet and associated technologies;
- to develop and promote basic technical and business practice standards for Members;
- to establish and maintain relations with bodies having similar objects elsewhere in Australia or overseas;
- to take steps including private meetings, public meetings, representations to Parliament and other bodies as may be deemed expedient to promote any of the objects of IIA
- to raise money to further the aims of IIA and to secure sufficient funds for the purposes of IIA;
- to do all things incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of IIA.
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