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 Course

24 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 Executive

The 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.

Ten Questions about Metadata Retention

The Australian Government has announced it will mandate the retention of communications metadata for two years. ISOC-AU believes the proposal requires a rigorous business case and/or regulatory impact assessment process which takes into account the costs and risks across industry and the economy as a whole. Based on the technical and policy experience of its members, ISOC-AU poses ten questions in relation to the proposal ...

Recent Submissions

All submissions in order of time or order of topic.

Recent Media Releases

ISOC-AU and the Transition to IPv6

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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 World IPv6 Launch, 6 June 2012: ipv6 ready 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 link 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 Anniversary

ISOC 20th logo One 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


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