ADMA Government Relations Advisory Committee to discuss Australia’s Digital Economy Strategy

14 Nov 2017

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ADMA recently established a new Government Relations Advisory Committee, which gives members the opportunity to provide direct input into the issues, policies and regulations that affect them the most.  The committee will have its first meeting on 23 November 2017 to discuss the national Digital Economy Strategy.

On 19 September 2017, the Australian Government announced that it will develop a national Digital Economy Strategy, focusing on ways governments, businesses and the community can adjust to seize the benefits of digital transformation.  The Government has released a Consultation Paper and is currently undertaking consultation with key stakeholder, including the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL), on its national Digital Economy Strategy.

As a key stakeholder in the digital economy, AADL and its network of associations, including ADMA, DGA IAPA, DT+C and IQ, will participate in the consultation process with the Australian Government.  This will include running roundtables with each of the associations, as well as submitting a formal response to the Australian Government.

As the Consultation Paper covers a range of issues that affect data-driven marketing and advertising, the ADMA Government Relations Advisory Committee will consider:

  1. The role of government and the private sector in enabling and supporting the digital economy
  2. Digital Infrastructure, including connectivity, emerging technology and data sharing
  3. Standards and regulation, including global digital economy engagement; better digital government services and developing international standards
  4. Building areas of competitive strength
  5. Empowering all Australians through digital skills and inclusion

The Consultation Paper includes a range of questions on the above topics, and it’s important for ADMA to ensure that, at this time of true digital transformation and disruption, we are able to have the right messages heard by those who set the national agenda and make the relevant policies and laws.

If you would like to participate in the ADMA Digital Economy Strategy roundtable, please contact our Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Irene Halforty.

In order to cover all the topics, we will ask all participants to ensure that they read and consider the Consultation Paper prior to the roundtable, which will run for approximately 2 hours.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to send your feedback on any of the questions contained in the Consultation Paper to our Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Irene Halforty.

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