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Should .au be opened up for direct registration?

Posted on 20 April 2015

.au Domain Administration (auDA) is currently inviting comment on a public issues paper about the way .au domain names are allocated and used. The paper has been prepared by a Names Policy Panel consisting of nominated members of the Australian Internet community who have expressed interest in helping shape policy for the .au domain space.


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AusRegistry and auDA launch the 2015 .au survey

Posted on 27 March 2015

AusRegistry and .au Domain Administration (auDA) today launched the 2015 .au survey in an ongoing commitment to understand the Australian Internet user and their relationship with the .au domain namespace.


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Now in its 7th year rewarding innovation online, the ANZIAs are open!

Posted on 11 March 2015

It’s widely accepted that creating a compelling and engaging online presence is a critical path for success, across sectors. From start-ups utilising the Internet in new and innovative ways, to third sector organisations optimising their stakeholder engagement, through to regional communities creating websites to share local information. The Internet can benefit everyone.

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Innovative Internet projects awarded grants

Posted on 10 December 2014

The auDA Foundation Board is pleased to announce that 14 projects will be supported in the 2014 funding round.  This year the Foundation awarded grants totalling $324,465, including two PhD scholarships.

One of the funded projects is the University of Newcastle's Best Footprint Forward pilot. The research project aims to investigate child, parent/carer and teacher awareness about 'digital footprints' and strategies to manage these.  The results, in this currently under-researched area, will generate a robust evidence base for the development of positive digital footprint resources to educate and empower Australian families. 

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Seeking 2015 auIGF Ambassadors

Posted on 2 December 2014

Debate to retain a free, open and interoperable Internet is what the Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) exists to facilitate. Inviting ‘ambassadors’ to assist in the co-ordination of the auIGF is how the wider Internet using community can take an active role of engagement.

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‘How the Internet is transforming Australian society’

Posted on 17 November 2014

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 in remote and indigenous communities has been intense. Conversely, we know that more young people than ever are engaged in political and social debate because of their ability to participate easily online. The Internet continues to transform Australian society, for better or for worse.

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auDA Panel Call for Nominations

Posted on 29 October 2014

auDA invites people with an interest in Australian (.au) domain name policy to nominate for the 2015 Names Policy Panel.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 28 November 2014.

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Outcomes of auDA 2014 AGM

Posted on 29 October 2014

auDA held its 2014 Annual General Meeting in Melbourne on Monday 27 October.

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Call for nominations for election to auDA Board

Posted on 2 September 2014

The election will take place at auDA's Annual General Meeting, to be held on 27 October 2014 in Melbourne.

People intending to stand for election to the Board should note that their signed nominations must be received by 5pm AEST, Monday 22 September 2014. Late nominations will not be accepted.

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The auDA Foundation's support for Internet projects promoting mental health and wellbeing

Posted on 1 September 2014

People of all ages and backgrounds are turning to the Internet for information and support for mental health challenges, or to improve their general psychological wellbeing.  

For young people, especially, online connections can be as real and beneficial as face-to-face catch ups with friends.  Mobile apps targeting youth health are affordable and accessible, and online support websites can provide a sense of belonging and reassurance that you're "not the only one" with a mental health issue.

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