Political parties talk Internet strategy to IIA

Two weeks out from the Federal election, the major parties have finally responded to the Internet Industry Association's (IIA) call for their stance on the future of the Internet in Australia.

IIA chief executive, Peter Coroneos, said national campaign directors of the Liberal, National, Labor, Democrats and Greens parties have all provided detailed written responses to the IIA's list of core issues.

These issues include access to fast, always-on Internet services for all users; increased Australian content online; improved security online; tax incentives for Internet businesses, and a $500 access incentive for all families.

"Clearly, the ability of the IIA, via our members, to drive large volumes of Internet traffic to a policy statement was an opportunity they did not want to miss," said Coroneos.

Party responses can be viewed at http://www.iia.net.au/election.

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