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NSW Government urged to consider all driver distractions

The New South Wales government has been urged to consider the full range of distractions faced by young drivers and not single out mobile phones, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Chris Althaus, said today.
09/01/07

Don't Drive To Distraction – Text Before You Drive

It’s a novel variation of look before you leap – text before you drive….. That’s the Christmas road safety message from the Federal Government, the Australian Automobile Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association in the run up to the Christmas holidays.
02/01/07

Danish study finds no health risk for long-term mobile phone users

The biggest and longest-running study on the issue has found that long-term mobile phone use does not raise the risk of cancer. A Danish study followed 420,000 mobile phone users for up to 21 years and found that long-term mobile phone users did not have a higher risk of brain or central nervous system cancers, salivary gland tumours, eye tumours or leukaemia.
21/12/06

No substantiated evidence to link mobiles with male infertility

There is no substantiated scientific evidence that mobile phones affect fertility, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) CEO Chris Althaus said today in response to unpublished research from the US. He said the World Health Organisation (WHO), leading experts and international health authorities had found that none of the recent extensive scientific reviews had concluded that exposure to radio frequency fields from mobile phones and their base stations caused any adverse health consequences.
16/11/06

No substantiated evidence to link mobiles with male infertility

There is no substantiated scientific evidence that mobile phones affect fertility, AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said today in response to unpublished research from the US. None of the recent extensive scientific reviews had concluded that exposure to radio frequency fields from mobile phones and their base stations caused any adverse health consequences.
31/10/06

Mobile industry groups welcome new consumer protection measures for premium rate mobile services

The mobile telecommunications industry and mobile content providers today welcomed the approval of an industry scheme that introduces a range of safeguards to protect children, gives consumers clear cost information on premium mobile phone services and a “stop” command to unsubscribe.
05/10/06

New website straight talks on mobile phones to young people

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, today launched a new industry website to assist young people get access to practical information for using their mobile phones in a safe, responsible and affordable manner.
20/09/06

Mobile phone industry welcomes mobile TV announcement

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government that it will allocate two unassigned channels of television broadcasting spectrum for new digital services, including mobile TV.
13/09/06

Mobile phone industry backs calls for more awareness of dangers of all driving distractions

The mobile phone industry backs the findings of a Victorian Parliamentary Road Safety Committee of the need for more public awareness of the dangers of non-electronic distractions while driving.
28/08/06

Music and sport helping to drive 3G mobile handset shipments

The popularity of music and sport on 3G phones is helping to drive high shipments of mobile phone handsets to Australia in the first half of this year.
23/08/06
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