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The auIGF is the one event a year where individuals, community groups, industry leaders, government representatives, academics, students, media – all Internet users – gather to discuss Internet-related issues in Australia. We welcome everyone’s active contribution at this open, apolitical forum.

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‘How the Internet is transforming Australian society’

There is little doubt that 2014 has presented numerous challenges to Internet users and legislators. The data retention bill, the worldwide ‘GamerGate’ controversy and rampant online harassment affect us all. Debate within the third sector about the implications of initiatives like the Ice Bucket Challenge and the impact of limited Internet access on young Australians […]

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auIGF to feature panel on proposed mandatory metadata retention laws

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the convenor of the 2014 Australian Internet Governance Forum, announces the addition of a panel discussion on proposed mandatory metadata retention laws. The panel will be held as part of the first day of the auIGF, on Tuesday 26 August, in Melbourne. The Australian Government has recently announced that it […]

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Applications sought for 2014 auIGF Ambassadors

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA – www.auda.org.au), organisers of the 2014 Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF), are currently seeking five “ambassadors” to help co-ordinate the event and facilitate discussion on Internet-related policy issues. The application period closes on Wednesday 21 May. The auIGF brings together stakeholders from industry, government, academia and the not-for-profit sector to help shape […]

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.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

A group of Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) managers, including auDA, have teamed up to provide financial support for the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The group has committed a minimum total of US$100,000 per year for several years to ensure the global IGF continues to be a successful venue for discussing and resolving […]