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From the CEO’s Desk


Well, here we are almost into the last quarter of the year. This last month has been another productive one, with the old BDX8 Extreme (aka ‘Black Diamond’) replaced in VIC-IX and the team are close to declaring the new WLG-IX across the ditch ready for service. The team have also redesigned and updated our out-of-band network and commenced the rebuild. 

Normally by now we would also have announced our AGM date, however this year we are working to manage a seamless transition to a company limited by guarantee. With lockdowns, postal delays and now even the earthquake, paperwork processing at ASIC has been delayed. Members should rest assured that we will call the AGM as soon as we hear from ASIC! Regardless of this, we will publish the annual report and annual financials ahead of the meeting as they are close to final now. 

Our policy effort is also very much head down, tail up, too. The NBN SAU and defamation reform work is progressing, and we’ve made a few submissions. The eSafety Commission has now set out with a bit more clarity how it wants the new Codes to work to ensure the industry minimises the risk the public is exposed to the most serious categories of material by July 2022. It seems they are expecting to see file scanning on internet-based storage services for known serious content. 


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