July 2014 - June 2015
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ISOC-AU is a non-profit society founded in 1996 which promotes Australian Internet development - the Internet is for everyone! ISOC-AU is a chapter of the world-wide Internet Society and supports international web accessibility guidelines.
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Networking Events: we believe the social side of networking is just as important as the technical side. Above: Board members with Vint Cerf, 21 January 2011 (click image to enlarge). From left: Andrew McRae, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Paul Brooks, Vint Cerf, Narelle Clark, Tony Hill, Holly Raiche.
Welcome to our newest
Welcome to our newest
Affordable Computer Repairs and Service
See the Notices and Reports. George Fong, Robert Gregory, Cheryl-Langdon-Orr and Craig Ng were elected to the Board.
Contact UsDo you have a question about the Internet or ISOC-AU? Email assist(at)isoc-au.org.au [replace (at) with @].
Address and Board contact details
Oct 2014: Minutes from the Directors' Meeting
From our 1996 Objectives
The fundamental human desire for communication has been the engine driving social, cultural, scientific, and economic development throughout history. The new medium of the Internet has brought about widespread, creative communication between individuals and groups that previously had little chance of contact.
The overriding objective of the Society is to give expression to the needs and wishes of individuals, groups, or organisations that have a common interest in the viability of the Internet in Australia, so that all Australian users of the Internet may continue to benefit from, and contribute to its applications, technologies, and evolution.
Thank you to all ISOC-AU members for your ongoing years of commitment.
22 Jan 2015: The Data Retention Bill: A threat to civil rights protections that just won't work!22 January 2015: The Internet Society of Australia has called on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) to recommend a total rethink of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill.
Internet Society of Australia CEO, Laurie Patton, said his board and members are extremely concerned that the legislation, as currently drafted, simply won't achieve the Government's stated aims while constituting a serious threat to existing civil rights protections. More ...
Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security re the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014.
ISOC-AU Appoints CEO and Charts a New Course24 November 2014: Mr Laurie Patton has been appointed the new CEO of the Internet Society of Australia. The Society looks forward to expanding our work in helping shape our Internet future at both national and international levels. See the news release for more information.
New ISOC-AU ExecutiveThe Internet Society of Australia is pleased to announce its executive for 2015: George Fong, President; Paul Brooks, Vice-President; Craig Ng, Honorary Treasurer; and Roger Clarke, Honorary Secretary. See the Media Release from new President, George Fong.
Based on the technical and policy experience of its members, ISOC-AU poses ten questions in relation to the proposal ...
- 22 Jan 2015: Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security re the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014.
- 31 Aug 2014: Letter to Senator Brandis re Metadata Retention Consultations.
- 25 Aug 2014: To the Inquiry on s313 of the Telecommunications Act.
- 23 Apr 2014: Senate Inquiry Into the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act.
- 14 Mar 2014: NBN Regulatory Review.
- 16 Sep 2013: Welcome to the Communications Portfolio - Letter to the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from ISOC-AU.
- 19 Aug 2012: Submission to the request for comments on the Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation.
Recent Media Releases
- 22 Jan 2015: The Data Retention Bill: A threat to civil rights protections that just won't work!
- 24 Nov 2014: Internet Society of Australia Appoints CEO and Charts New Course
- 25 Oct 2014: Internet Society of Australia Announces New Executive
- 06 Aug 2014: Ten questions about Metadata Retention
ISOC-AU and the Transition to IPv6
ISOC-AU co-hosted the Australian IPv6 Summits 2005-2012.
IPv6 Resource site: IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and development.
World IPv6 Launch, 6 June 2012: Global ISPs, network vendors and web companies came together to permanently enable IPv6.
World IPv6 Day, 08 May 2011: ISOC-AU spearheaded Australia's contribution to the worldwide testing collaboration. Pictures here.
IPv6 for e-Business, 2006-07: was a groundbreaking IPv6 study which mapped usage, developed business tools, raised awareness and assessed readiness for IPv6.
Internet Society's 20th AnniversaryOne of the founding principles of the Internet's design is openness, and in 1992 a small group of Internet pioneers came together to make sure it stayed that way. This laid the foundation for the Internet Society - dedicated to helping keep the Internet open, accessible, and defined by you ...
History and Resources
- Media Releases
- Information Resources
- ISOC-AU and Internet Histories
- Internet Regulation and Censorship
- Governance for the Domain Name System
- OnTheInternet - the online magazine from the Internet Society
APIA & ISOC-AU Open Forum