Dangers of ISDS provisions in CPTPP are not a myth

DFAT "myth busters" document ignored the main risk

OSIA has put out a press release this afternoon, available at: http://osia.com.au/f/osia_cptpp_pr2b.pdf

This is the third in a series of public statements by OSIA regarding CPTPP and the second in a mini-series within that focussing on the rather misleading DFAT "myth busters" document.

OSIA members with an interest in this matter are welcome to contact Jack Burton, Mark Phillips or Josh Stewart.

DFAT "myth busters" document mostly propaganda

OSIA renews call for independent modelling of CPTPP by Productivity Commission

As many of you will know, CPTPP was signed in Chile yesterday.

In response, OSIA has put out a press release this afternoon, available at: http://www.osia.com.au/drupal7/sites/default/files/default/osia_cptpp_pr...

CPTPP is a ticking time bomb

As many of you will know, the CPTPP text was released on Wednesday.

In response, OSIA has put out the attached press release this
afternoon. Also available online at:
http://www.osia.com.au/drupal7/sites/default/files/default/osia_cptpp_pr...

It is the first in what will become a series of public statements by
OSIA regarding CPTPP.

Each will have a specific focus -- and naturally we're starting with the
headline issues.

OSIA welcomes new directors

The OSIA board is pleased to announce the appointment at its 27 Jan 2018 meeting of Mr Mark Phillips & Mr Josh Stewart as new directors (alongside Mr Jack Burton, Mr Alexar Pendashteh & Mr Ron Skeoch, our continuing directors).

The board is also pleased to announce the election of Mr Phillips as OSIA's Chairman.

For a full list of board members during the 2017/18 term, see here.

OSIA welcomes new directors

The OSIA board is pleased to announce the election at the 14 Dec 2017 SGM of Mr Alexar Pendashteh & Mr Ron Skeoch as new directors (alongside Mr Jack Burton as company secretary).

Following its 21 Dec 2017 meeting, the board is also pleased to announce the election of Mr Skeoch as OSIA's Chairman and the appointment of Mr Burton as a director.

For a full list of board members during the 2017/18 interregnum, see here

OSIA tells Senate Committee to reject TPP

On 26 October 2016, OSIA lodged a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade (SSCFADT) regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

OSIA recommended that:

OSIA submission to Parliament re TPP

OSIA has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) of the Australian Parliament.

OSIA recommends that: Parliament should not ratify TPP; Australia should open fresh and transparent negotiations for a true free trade agreement; a policy should be established prohibiting Australian participation in any treaty negotiated in secret.

OSIA welcomes new director

The OSIA board is pleased to announce the election at the 2015 AGM of Mr Andrew Cutler as a new director (alongside six continuing directors). For a full list of board members during the 2015/16 term, see here

The board also thanks Mr Steven Sackett for his continued service as company secretary.

Open Source Developers Conference 2015

This year will see Open Source Developers Conference in Hobart Tasmania at the Wrest Point Convention Centre (October 27-29). OSDC is the main Australian/New Zealand Conference that is focused purely on Developers and the cross sector of OSS Development Communities. Always a great conference and a fantastic networking event where your sure to see some friendly faces, meet some new ones and hear some great local and international speakers.