The 2012 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) recognising excellence in businesses, organisations and individuals to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand were presented last night at Old Parliament House in Canberra.
The ANZIAs are a collaboration between the .au Domain Administration (auDA) and InternetNZ and are judged by an independent panel of experts from both countries. Now in its fourth year, Awards are handed out for excellence in six categories: Diversity; Information; Innovation; Internet Access & Digital Skills; Security & Privacy and IPv6.
InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar says “The six ANZIA categories cover all facets of the global Internet, from the highly-technical to the cultural, humanistic and innovative”.
auDA CEO Chris Disspain echoes Kumar, saying “The ANZIA awards distinguish the premier businesses, individuals and organisations in Australia and New Zealand that use the Internet to enrich the lives of others and advance the cause of using the Internet in positive and inventive ways.”
The winners were presented at a gala dinner held in Canberra on Wednesday night. Those that attended were entertained by keynote speaker Robyn Williams AM, presenter of ABC Radio National Science Show and Master of Ceremonies Alan Brough (Former ABC 774 Sunday morning presenter and former team captain on ABC TV Spicks and Specks).
.au Domain Administration and InternetNZ congratulate all of the recipients of the 2012 ANZIA awards.
The 2012 ANZIA Award Winners and highly commended entrants are:
Information: GNS Science (NZ)
Highly Commended: Land Information New Zealand
Innovation: National Library of Australia
Highly Commended: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AU)
IPv6: Internode (AU)
Highly Commended: StudentNet (AU)
Security & Privacy: Aura RedEye Security (NZ)
Highly Commended: New Zealand Internet Task Force
Internet Access & Digital Skills: 2020 Communications Trust (NZ)
Diversity: Hika Group (NZ)
Highly Commended: Cultural Infusion (AU)
More information about these organisations and their winning initiatives can be found at: www.internetawards.co.nz and www.internetawards.org.au.