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Education is the key to tackling driving distractions

Driving programs in Victoria should educate young drivers about the range of distractions faced by drivers, the peak industry body representing the mobile phone industry has told a Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into driver distractions. The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) recently told the Parliament of Victoria Road Safety Committee inquiry that there was a need to improve driver education, particularly for learner drivers, about the range of distractions they faced while driving, including mobile phones.
05/03/06

Mobile phone industry welcomes telework report

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomed the findings of the telework report released today on the role of mobile phones in the work/family balance. The report, Telework for Australian employees and businesses: Maximising the economic and social benefits of flexible working practices, found that mobile phones have helped workers to undertake home-based and remote work.
27/02/06

Mobile industry supports anti-fraud taskforce

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce campaign to educate consumers about how to avoid being caught out by scams. AMTA, the peak body representing the $11 billion a year mobile telecommunications industry in Australia, has joined with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce to promote a four-week consumer awareness campaign.
16/02/06

Studies show no statistically significant link between mobiles phones and tumours

None of the studies cited in newspaper reports this week found a statistically significant association between mobile phones and brain tumours, the CEO of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Chris Althaus, said. In fact, all the studies found overall using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of brain tumours
07/02/06

UK study finds no cancer link with mobile phones

The biggest study undertaken on mobile phones has found that using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of developing cancer. The latest study published in the British Medical Journal found no link between mobile phone use and the most common type of brain cancer.
25/01/06

A mobile Christmas/New Year for the Environment

The thousands of Australians who received new mobile phones for Christmas should consider handing in their old mobiles, batteries and accessories for recycling at one of the 1000 plus mobile phone retail stores across Australia.
29/12/05

Victorian homes and offices targeted in major mobile phone recycling initiative

With more than 12 million disused mobile phones cluttering people’s homes and offices around Australia, a major initiative was launched today to help people “round ‘em up and hand ‘em” in for recycling.
09/12/05

Australian homes and offices targeted in major mobile phone recycling initiative

With more than 12 million disused mobile phones cluttering homes and offices around Australia, a major initiative was launched to “round ‘em up and hand ‘em in” for recycling.
09/12/05

New CEO for AMTA

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. The Chair of AMTA, Holly Kramer, announced that the Board had appointed Chris Althaus to replace Graham Chalker, who is retiring after three years in the position.
15/12/05

New Chair for AMTA Board

Holly Kramer, Telstra’s Managing Director of Wireless and Mobility, is the new Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA). Ms Kramer was last week elected by the AMTA Board to the position of Chair for 12 months.
15/12/05
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