EU Internet Regulation
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 12:59:45 +0000
Re the Australian attendance at the OECD conference in Ottawa earlier this
month, my apologies to the list, and to those who attended the conference as
I misread a Tradegate media release (24th September) which said that their
mktg manager would be "the only Australian business person invited to address
the ministerial conference .."
Stewart Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date: Mon Oct 12 00:31:13 +0000 1998
Subject: re: EU Internet Regulation
Stewart Carter wrote:
>the only Australian attending the OEC conference in Canada is Peter Blanchard
>from Tradegate Ltd.
>He has not brief to represent Australia in any official sense as far as I
The OECD and the Government of Canada held a Ministerial Conference on
electronic commerce in Ottawa on 7-9 October 1998. This Conference brought
together Ministers of OECD Member countries, private sector and labour
representatives, industry leaders, heads of international organisations and
representatives of non-member countries. The Conference addressed a number of
key issues surrounding the evolution of electronic commerce, including
taxation, authentication, privacy and consumer protection. It also developed a
set of measures to promote electronic commerce on a global basis.
Mr Greg Wood, Australian High Commissioner to Canada, was head of the
Australian national delegation and represented Senator Richard Alston.
Australia had a large contingent at the Conference, with over 25 delegates.
The Australian delegation was comprised of a State Ministers, senior
Commonwealth and State officials, and national leaders in industry and
Australian national priorities were well represented at this Conference,
consistent with our positions and obligations in other international
consortium, including APEC.
NOIE will shortly provide a more comprehensive overview of the Conference and
its implications for Australia on our website at http://www.noie.gov.au
Allen Hepner Senior Project Officer, International National Office for the
Information Economy ph 02 6283 8226 fax 02 6283 8222