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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.

Think B4 U click – don’t be a mobile cyberbully!

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), the peak industry body representing mobile phone companies and manufacturers, has developed a schools policy to assist parents, teachers and students to manage the safe and responsible use of mobile phones in schools.

TEC’S attack on Australia’s only industry-wide electronic product recycling program is misleading and misdirected

The Recycling Manager of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Rose Read, said the Total Environment Centre’s (TEC) extraordinary attack on the MobileMuster mobile phone recycling program was misdirected and misleading.

Mobile telecommunications “punches above its weight” in the economy, says Access Economics

The mobile telecommunications industry “punches above its weight” because of its ability to drive productivity gains throughout the Australian economy, says Access Economics Director Steve Brown. Access Economics’ report, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Industry: Economic Significance & State of the Industry, was released today in Sydney at the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Conference.
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