July 2013 - June 2014
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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.
Thank you, ISOC-AU Sponsors
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.
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See the Notices and Reports. Narelle Clark, Roger Clarke, Gunela Astbrink and Chris Disspain 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
November 2013: 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.
Accessibility Workshop and Issues PaperISOC-AU's Gunela Astbrink is an auIGF ambassador and has organised a workshop at the 2013 auIGF. For more information on accessibility, please see her ISOC issues paper on Internet accessibility for people with disability.
The Australian Chapter of the Internet Society calls upon the major parties in the forthcoming Federal election to come clean on policies and provide urgent clarity with respect to the increasing infringements on the online activities of Australians. [More...]
Australian IPv6 Summit 2012
Open for Business
Took place on 17-19 October 2012
See the presentations here!
World IPv6 LaunchGlobal ISPs, network manufacturers and web companies came together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012, see World IPv6 Launch. IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and development. See our IPv6 Resource site.
Australian Honoured in Inaugural Internet Hall of FameMEDIA RELEASE 23 April 2012: The Internet Society of Australia is pleased to announce that Australia's Geoff Huston has been recognised amongst the international pioneers of the global Internet. See internethalloffame.org/inductees/. Full press release here...
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 act laid the foundation for the Internet Society – dedicated to helping keep the Internet open, accessible, and defined by you ... See more...
WORLD IPv6 DAY – "Best School Day Ever!"ISOC-AU spearheaded Australia's contribution to the worldwide collaboration on World IPv6 Day, 8 June 2011, see ipv6.org.au. ISOC-AU helped organise a special event for school students, who were able to access the IPv6 Internet courtesy of Studentnet and IPv6Now, even though their schools' current infrastructure only supports IPv4. More... See pictures here!
- 16 Sep 2013: Welcome to the Communications Portfolio - Letter to the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from ISOC-AU (.pdf, 613 Kb).
- 19 Aug 2012: Submission in response to the request for comments on the Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation (.pdf, 199 Kb).
- 20 Jul 2012: Submission in response to First 2012 auDA Industry Advisory Panel Issues Paper
- 27 Apr 2012: Draft Terms of Reference for the ALRC Reference on Copyright All submissions in chronological order
- Media Releases
- ISOC-AU and Internet Histories
- Internet Regulation and Censorship
- Governance for the Domain Name System
- Older Information Resources
- OnTheInternet - the online magazine from the Internet Society
All submissions in topic-area order
History and Resources
Past ConferencesClick here for all Australian IPv6 Summits since 2005.
IPv6 for e-Business
APIA & ISOC-AU Open Forum