Western Australian Internet Association
Western Australian Internet Association (Inc.) (WAIA) is an organisation
that was formed in 1995 to represent the Internet community in Western Australia.
At the time of formation, pending regulation and uncertainty meant that collaboration
between different businesses in the Internet industry was a necessity.
Since then, WAIA has helped the industry to continue to grow in WA. Leading
many vital debates and helping to set policy at different levels, WAIA has been
instrumental in providing an innovative range of services to association members.
The Western Australian Internet Association was initially formed to be an authoritative
body to represent the Internet community during the formation of new laws surrounding
the medium. Today, its purpose is to provide support to all suppliers and users
of online services in WA and to assist in the growth of the Internet industry
From the WAIA constitution:
· To support, encourage and advise of the development and use of on-line
services and related innovations.
· To establish links with similar organisations.
· To support and protect the status, reputation and interests of IAPs.
· To decide all questions of professional practice and conduct by IAPs.
· To support, encourage and advise on the establishment of similar organisations
in other States.
· To assist the expansion of Internet usage within Western Australia
and to promote informed discussion in all matters affecting the Internet, as
the Association sees fit.
WAIA run the Western Australian
Internet eXchange, the largest Internet Exchange in Australia.