Industry Associations

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IIA – Internet Industry Association
The Internet Industry Association is Australia’s national Internet industry organisation.

IIA currently have over 200 members, including telecommunications carriers, content creators and publishers, web developers, e-commerce traders and solutions providers, hardware vendors, systems integrators, banks, insurance underwriters, technology law firms, ISPs, educational institutions, research analysts, and those providing professional and technical support services.

On behalf of its members, the IIA provides policy input to government and advocacy on a range of business and regulatory issues, to promote laws and initiatives which enhance access, equity, reliability and growth of the medium within Australia.

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Communications Alliance
Communications Alliance was formed to provide a unified voice for the Australian communications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services.

Communications Alliance offers a forum for the industry to make coherent and constructive contributions to policy development and debate.

By providing leadership on new trends and directions, Communications Alliance fulfils a vital unifying role on behalf of the industry and its members, particularly in areas of competition, innovation and industry development.

The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self- governance.

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TIO – Telecommunications Ombudsman
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is a free and independent alternative dispute resolution scheme for small business and residential consumers in Australia who have a complaint about their telephone or Internet service.

Established in 1993 by the Australian Federal Government, the TIO is independent of industry, the government and consumer organisations.

The TIO is authorised to investigate complaints about the provision or supply of telephone or Internet services.

How the Scheme works

The TIO aims to settle disputes quickly in a fair, objective and non-bureaucratic way, having regard not only to the law and to good industry practice, but also to what is fair and reasonable in all the circumstances.

The TIO is “an office of last resort”. This means that in the interests of fairness the service provider must be given a reasonable opportunity to settle a complaint with a customer before the TIO will become involved.

The TIO investigates complaints by considering the facts provided by both parties in a dispute. The TIO is not a consumer advocacy service but rather seeks to assist both parties to a dispute by reaching a fair and equitable resolution.