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AMTA responds to mobile phone health claims

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus, said today.

Protect your mobile phone from text and call scams, says industry

Consumers are warned to be wary of SMS and MMS messages and calls on their mobile phones from unrecognized numbers because they could be scams.

Mobile telecommunications “come of age” in Australia

Tomorrow, mobile phones come of age in Australia. On that day 21 years ago, the first mobile phones were introduced in Australia.

Increased mobile phone penalties "ineffective" say road safety experts

Some of the UK's leading road safety experts have called current laws banning drivers from using hand-held mobile phones ineffective. They also say enforcement should be beefed up to save lives on UK roads.

US male infertility findings inconsistent with other major research and scientific consensus

Research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic on male fertility in the US is inconsistent with other research in the area and with the scientific consensus that there are no substantiated health effects from mobile phones, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO Chris Althaus said.


The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, today joined forces with Australian Automobile Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association to urge drivers not to use illegal hand-held phones while driving and exercise caution when making hands-free calls.

Israeli study needs to be taken in context of other studies

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports research in to the safety of mobile phones, however, people should not jump to conclusions based on the findings of a recent Israeli study.

Thieves get the message: Stolen mobile phones are network blocked

A 30% fall in blocking of mobile phones reported lost or stolen shows that thieves are getting the message that stolen handsets are worthless as a result of the mobile phone industry’s anti-theft program.

Mobile phone industry rejects Democrats’ misleading tower claims

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association rejects today’s false and misleading claims made by the Australian Democrats about mobile phone towers and alleged health effects.

Mobile industry welcomes Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s report

The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the release today of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s Report for 2007.The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Chris Althaus, said the report provided the industry with valuable feedback, which is used to improve customer services.
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