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Thirteen organisations in the public and private sectors have been recognised in this year's ANZIA awards.


The 2011 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (the ANZIAs) were announced tonight. The awards mark "exceptional contributions" to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.


The ANZIAs were judged in each of six categories: information, diversity, IPv6, security and privacy, Internet access and digital skills, and innovation. In addition to the winners, a nominee was highly commended in five of the six categories. The exception was the Innovation category, where there was no outright winner but three organisations were highly commended.


Winner: Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation 'Tune In Not Out'

Highly Commended: The Courier newspaper - Ballarat


Winner: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Highly Commended: Victoria University of Wellington, Deaf Studies Research Unit


Winner: DTS Ltd

Highly Commended: Internode

Security and Privacy

Winner: Telstra

Highly Commended: Aura RedEye Security

Internet Access and Digital Skills

Winner: Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired

Highly Commended: Infoxchange


Highly Commended: NZ Department of Internal Affairs; Beek; PaperKut Paperless Receipts




The ANZIAs are backed by auDA (the manager of the .au domain space) and InternetNZ (an open-membership organisation that protects and promotes the Internet in New Zealand).


"The ANZIAs honour innovators from a highly diverse range of organisations that have set new standards for making the Internet a more inclusive, accessible and safe place," said Chris Disspain, auDA CEO. "In a highly competitive online environment, these initiatives have developed creative and effective ways to reach customers, deliver services and enhance the online experience of Australians and New Zealanders."

Internet NZ CEO Vikram Kumar said "This year's awards attracted twice the number of entries received in 2010. We received many excellent contributions from both New Zealand and Australia and we are very pleased to be able to celebrate their achievements through the ANZIAs".



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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.






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