Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Draft Report

Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Draft Report

Aug 11, 2016

IGEA recently made a submission to the Draft Report from Department of Communications and the Arts which was reviewing ACMA.  Details of the Review can be found here. In summary IGEA believes it is crucial for a single Regulator to take primary responsibility for the administration and regulation of a new ‘fit for purpose’ National Classification...

Review of the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)

Review of the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)

Jun 10, 2016

The Department of Communications and the Arts released a draft report of its review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the independent body responsible for regulating the internet, telecommunications and broadcasting industries in Australia.  The purpose of the review was to examine ACMA and determine whether it has performed...

Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

May 27, 2016

IGEA responded to the Australian Consumer Law Review which was undertaken by Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand. IGEA presented its view on 6 relevant areas: Digital Content Online purchases and total minimum prices Consumers accessing consumption and transactional data Clarity of the ACL and consumer guarantees Administering and enforcing the...

Submission – Serious Data Breach Notification Bill

Submission – Serious Data Breach Notification Bill

Mar 23, 2016

The Australian Government invited public comment on a draft serious data breach notification bill before the introduction of legislation in Parliament in 2016. Our submission can be found here Share...

IGEA’s Submission to the Productivity Commission on Intellectual Property Arrangements

IGEA’s Submission to the Productivity Commission on Intellectual Property Arrangements

Nov 30, 2015

IGEA has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Arrangements  In our submission we have provided an overview of our industry in Australia, together with a general submission on the importance of intellectual property to the interactive games industry. The submission is particularly...

IGEA’s Submission to the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Content Regulation in a Converged World

IGEA’s Submission to the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Content Regulation in a Converged World

Oct 16, 2015

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage released a Discussion Paper on ‘Content Regulation in a Converged World’. IGEA believes this is a great opportunity for the NZ Government to review the current classification system, audio visual content and the corresponding legislation in NZ to determine whether it is still relevant and how it could be improved...