Proposed Australian Electronic Industries Tsunami Relief Alliance [AEITRA]
OIC members have proposed an Australian Electronic Industries Alliance to provide long
term relief and support for those affected by the Asia-Pacific Tsunami on Sun 26 Dec 2004.
The initial proposal and arrangements can be reviewed on the newly formed Community Initiatives Interest Group
Four of the major Australian Electronic Information Technology Organisations have been invited to form this proposed Alliance.
A lunch/dinner with corporate tables offering products and services for auction has been proposed.
Duane NICKULL Vice-Chair UN/CEFACT has accepted an invitation to speak during the first week in April.
***Postponed 29 Mar 2005 due to concerns that Tsunami Relief funds are not reaching the end-recipients - On Wed 28 Jun 2006 the ABC reported that only Au$ 70,000,000 out of the Au$ 1,000,000,000 had been distributed***
Duane has been the speaker at over 25 Government and XML Conferences though-out the world since 2000
The proceeds will be channeled through to the devastated region as short-term relief.
The medium and long-term relief to help rebuild the infrastructure will be provided by the products and services offered for
Australian schools and Universities will be invited to submit proposals to the proposed Australian Tsunami Relief Alliance.
Trade Agreements Special Interest Group [FZIG] to develop the e-Commerce Standards for Free Trade Agreements.
The FZIG Seminar on Thu 27 Jan 2005 will review:
1 - 6 key tenders influencing Trade Agreements out of 2,868 tenders published on TIMS during 2004
2 - OIC Plans for 2005 - Seminars, e-Gallery Services for SMEs interested in joining Tender Consortia
3 - OIC Submission for ITOL Round 13 due Fri 28 Jan 2005
At the meeting of the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation [APEC] on Fri 19 Nov in Santiago Chile it was announced that the APEC Ministers agreed on a set of best-practice principles for Free Trade Agreements.
OIC FZIG will endeavour to provide updates on those "Best-Practice Principles" and their impact on Australian legislation and business practice
The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business [UN/CEFACT] plays a very important role in determining Electronic Trade Standards.
The FZIG Seminar on Thu 28 Oct 2004 reviewed the "
Constitution" of UN/ CEFACT
The next FZIG Seminar on Wed 19 Jan 2005 will review key tenders in 2004 that revealed changes in Government Policies and outline the plans to enable OIC Members capitalise on the changes in Government Policies during 2005.
Register for Early-Bird Fees by 17:00 Mon 17 Jan 2005
Open Source & Linux Special Interest Group [OZIG]
The Open Source Community has been very vocal about how the terms of Aus-USA-FTA will have a major impact on the Intellectual Property [IP] issues for Australian Software Developers in the Open Source & Linux field.
On 20 May Senator Kate LUNDY Australian Labour Party Shadow Minister for Information Technology, gave an illuminating presentation on the draft FTA to the OZIG members.
On 18 May Trade Minister VAILE signed the Free Trade Agreement with the USA
On 06 March 2004 the Australian Government signed a draft Free Trade Agreement [FTA] with the United States of America. There are 2 Public Inquiries into the draft FTA.
One is the Senate Select Committee's
inquiry. The other is Joint Standing Committee on Treaties [JSCOT].
XML & E-Commerce Special Interest Group [XZIG]
On 11 May 2004 there was a Submission on the draft FTA to Joint Standing Committee on Treaties [JSCOT] by the Management Committee of the XML & E-commerce Special Interest Group.
On 30 Apr 2004 the XML& E-commerce Special Interest Group Management Committee sent its submission to the Senate Inquiry Committee.
These documents supported previous submissions on Electronic Commerce issues to the Australian Federal Treasury on the E-Business Best Practice Model in 2003 and the Australian Federal Treasury Public Consultations on E-Commerce in 1999
To stimulate and
encourage the research, development and use of
Electronic Information Technologies (EIT) and
associated systems to automate business processes.
This will be carried out through a consortium of members involving representatives of large, medium and small organisations assisted by Information Technologists.
was formed in 1994 for management from all
spheres to meet, to learn and to act on the benefits
these new technologies and electronic business
Management Committee recognised that there
is an on-going almost altruistic contribution
that has to be made to ensure that potential members
appreciate the value of co-operating to benefit
from sharing experiences and resources.
with this process, the OIC is establishing an
electronic Intranet for members to utilise Electronic
Information applications including electronic
network records, electronic project management
and electronic time recording for intellectual
Many members of the OIC are
aware that current legal frameworks do not cater
for a number of aspects of the Networked Society.
It is important to ensure that legislation on
these issues does not lag too far behind developments.