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Organisation:
  ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  ACT Government
  Adelaide Airport Ltd
  Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia
  Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  Airlines of Tasmania Pty Ltd
  Airvan Flight Services Pty Ltd
  ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy, ANU College of Law
  Archerfield Airport Chamber of Commerce
  Arts Access Australia
  Attorney-General‟s Department
  Austcorp Group Ltd
  Australia Pacific Airports Corporation
  Australian & International Pilots Association
  Australian Air League
  Australian Airports Association
  Australian Association of Flight Instructors
  Australian Business Aircraft Association Inc (ABAA)
  Australian Construction Industry Forum Limited
  Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP)
  Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
  Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA)
  Australian Hotels Association
  Australian Local Government Association
  Australian Mayoral Aviation Council
  Australian Mooney Pilots Association (AMPA)
  Australian Network of Environmental Defender‟s Offices Inc (ANEDO)
  Australian Services Union
  Australian Sport Aviation Confederation (ASAC)
  Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
  Australian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS Australia)
  Australian Workers‟ Union
  Aviation Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Business Assoc (AMROBA)
  Aviation Safety Forum
  Aviation Safety Foundation Australasia
  Aviation Sunshine Coast Inc
  Ban Aircraft Over Residential Brisbane (BARB)
  Bankstown Airport Limited
  Bankstown Airport Out - Tourism In
  Bankstown City Council
  Baulkham Hills Shire Council
  Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA)
  Boeing Australia Holdings
  Briggs Aerospace Technologies
  Brisbane Airport Corporation
  Burnie Airport Corporation
  Cairns Airport and Tourism Tropical North Queensland
  Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc
  Canberra Business Council
  Canberra International Airport
  Casino Canberra Ltd
  CEAC Inc
  Central Queensland Regional Development Australia Committee
  Chamber of Commerce & Industry Western Australia
  City of Geraldton-Greenough
  City of Holdfast Bay
  City of Kingston
  City of Melville
  City of Salisbury
  City of West Torrens
  Civil Air
  Cobham Flight Operations and Services (Australia)
  Coffs Harbour City Council
  Colonial Airways / Colonial Ground Training Systems
  Committee for Melbourne
  Curfew4Canberra Inc
  Deafness Forum of Australia
  Department of Climate Change
  Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Tourism Tasmania
  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
  Dingley Village Community Association Inc
  Disability Discrimination Legal Service
  District Council of Ceduna
  District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
  Dubbo City Council
  Emirates
  Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales

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Fairfield City Council
Flight Training Group
Forte Airport Management
Future Pilot Task Force
Georganas, Federal Member for Hindmarsh, Mr Steve MP
Government of South Australia
GPSat Systems Aust P/L
Graham Banks Airport Consultancy
Griffith University
Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
Hornsby Shire Council
Hotel Motel & Accommodation Association
Hume City Council
Hunter Economic Development Corporation
Hunter Land Pty Ltd
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd
International Air Transport Association
James Cook University QLD
Jandakot Airport Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union
Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW
Local Government Association of Queensland
Mackay Ports Authority
Marrickville Council
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Moorabbin Airport Residents Association (MARA)
Moree Plains Shire Council
Newcastle Airport Limited
Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd
Northern Territory Govt (NT Department of Planning & Infrastructure)
NSW Business Chamber
NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre Inc
NSW State Government
Overnight Airfreight Operators Association
Parkes Shire Council
Paspaley Pearls Group
Peel Development Commission
Penrith City Council
Perth Airport
Perth Airports Municipalities Group
Phoenix Aero Club
Physical Disability Council of Australia (PDCA)
Planning Institute of Australia
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Qantas Group
QBE Australia
Queanbeyan City Council
Queensland Airports Limited
Queensland Aviation Industry Leaders Council
Queensland State Govt                                                                                                                           .
Queensland University of Technology
Rapiscan Systems
Recreational Aviation Australia
Regional Aviation Association of Australia
Regional Express
Richmond Valley Council
Rivermouth Action Group Inc
Royal Aero Club of Western Australia (inc)
Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division
Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia
Royal Victorian Aero Club
Safeskies Conferences Incorporated
Save the Moorabbin Golf Course Group
Shopping Centre Council of Australia
Singapore Airlines
South Australian Freight Council Inc
Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship
Sunshine Coast Airport
Sustainable Transport Coalition of WA
Swinburne University of Technology
Sydney Airport Corporation
Tasmanian State Government (Minister for Infrastructure)
Tiger Airways
Tourism & Transport Forum
Tourism Industry Council - ACT & Region
Tourism Western Australia
Transport Workers Union of Australia
Unisys Asia Pacific
United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFU) - Aviation Branch
Unmanned Aircraft Technology Applications Research (UATAR) WG 27

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  Urban Development Institute of Australia
  Urban Taskforce Australia
  Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), VEIC, HMAA & BOAV
  Victorian Airfreight Council Ltd
  Victorian State Government
  Victorian State Opposition
  Village Building Co
  Virgin Blue Airlines
  Vision Australia
  V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited
  Wakefield Group
  Western Australian Local Government Association
  Western Australian State Govt (Department for Planning and Infrastructure)
  Western Sydney Alliance
  Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WRSOC)
  Wexco

Individual:
  Allan, Mr Matthew
  Anderson, Mr Bevan
  Bailey, Mr Graham
  Bailey, Mr David
  Bill, Mr Charles
  Blemings, Mr & Mrs Hugh & Lucy
  Boxall, Mr/Ms TG
  Brabin-Smith, Mr Richard
  Brennan, Mr Nigel
  Brent, Ms Jessie
  Bull, Mr Tim
  Candy, Mr Glenn
  Clark, Dr John
  Corcoran, Ms Margaret
  Dee, Mr/Ms Ashley
  Deragopian (Thunderbolt Designs), Mr George
  Deuvall, Dr James
  Eacott, Mr John
  Ely, Dr William (Bill)
  Faulkner, Mr John
  Firth, Ms Angela
  Fisher, Ms Margaret
  Gabriel, Dr William
  Gavin CPA, Mr Paul
  Gillespie, Mr David
  Gordon, Ms Moishe
  Gould, Mr Alan
  Hamilton, Mr William
  Harman, Captain Ken
  Harrington, Mr Andrew
  Hennessy OAM, Ms Aminta
  Hesse, Mr Trevor
  Hodges, Mr/Ms J
  Hogg, Ms Bev
  Huynh, Mr Khoa C
  Jenssen, Mr Harold
  Karykowski, Mr Jeffrey
  Kimpton AM, Mr James
  Lovett, Mr Peter
  Maddigan MP, State Member for Essenden, Ms Judy
  Maroon, Mr Keith
  Marshall, Mr Robert (Bruce)
  May, Dr Murray
  Mazzarino, Mr/Ms Sal
  McCall, Ms Marion
  Morandini, Mr John
  Mushalik, Mr Matt
  Palmer, Ms Barbara D.
  Partridge, Ms Jo-An
  Paton, Mr Tony
  Patton, Mr Ron and Mrs Cynthia
  Pauka, Mr Charles
  Penfold MP, Member for Flinders, Ms Liz
  Phillips, Mr Stephen J
  Prestidge, Ms Corinne
  Rainsford , Ms Judy
  Rees, Mr Tony
  Rejto, Mr Peter
  Richens, Ms Alison
  Rose, Mr Ben
  Rose, Mr Eric
  Sayer, Mr David
  Schroeder, Mr/Ms Hugh & Lucy

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Simmons, Mr Clayton
Sloggie, Mr Neil
Spring, Ms Harriet
Stanier , Mr Robin
Stewart, Ms Margaret
Tanner, Mr/Ms Kip
Tarrant, Mr Kevin
Thomas, Mr/Ms Tiju
Thomson MP, Federal Member for Wills, Mr Kelvin
van de Wiel, Mr Stan
Vlaskine, Mr Vsevolod
Walton, Ms Nancy-Bird
Willans, Mr G.P.
Wirga, Dr Maria-Stefania
Wood MP, Federal Member for La Trobe, Mr Jason
Woollard & Margaret Ann Killen, Mr & Ms Bruce Gordon
Wright, Mr/Ms RG
Yap, Mr David
Yowie Man, Mr Tim the
Zeil, Mr Jochen




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                      1 Australian aviation industry                1.1 International services                                  1.2 Domestic services                                            1.3 regional & general aviation                                     1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                       2 Aviation infrastructure                                        2.1 airport planning and development                                   2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

ACT & Region        Canberra airport: curfew,                                                                     Supports international flights for Canberra and
Chamber of Commerce international flights                                                                         development of Canberra as a freight hub.
& Industry
ACT Government            International, domestic, regional                                                       The ACT and surrounding region would benefit if             To further increase domestic competition, consideration could The same security and safety measures should be adopted           The Australian Government, in consultations with State and                  There needs to be an airport infrastructure planning process     There is concern about airports undertaking development
                          and GA, skills training,                                                                passengers could fly direct between the ACT and             be given to allowing international carriers to carry domestic for regional services as for major trunk routes and the           Territory Governments, should develop a national aviation pilot             to address and allocate costs of off airport works required to   outside local planning processes and local communities having
                          infrastructure and planning,                                                            overseas countries. An open skies policy has the            passengers between Australia cities.                          Australian Government should fund additional costs for            training program.                                                           support future airport expansion. An outcome of this process     to meet off site infrastructure costs to support airport
                          safety, climate change,                                                                 potential to increase competition, lower prices, boost                                                                    security/safety upgrades for regional airports. GA has been                                                                                   could be an Infrastructure Plan that identified the              expansion. There is also concern about the competitive
                          consumer protection, disability                                                         services and traffic and promote the development of                                                                       affected by rising costs as a result of privatisation of airports                                                                             infrastructure investment required and an agreed financial       advantage gained by airports conducting non-aviation based
                          standards, security.                                                                    additional airports. Allowing on carriage of passengers                                                                   and by security demands at major and secondary airports. In                                                                                   contribution by the relevant stakeholders. The ACT               activities over commercial rivals that are subject to jurisdictional
                                                                                                                  on international flights would introduce more                                                                             the future there may be a need to consider relocating GA                                                                                      Government supports the Government's decision to direct          planning controls. This is inconsistent with national competition
                                                                                                                  competition into international and domestic markets.                                                                      operations from Canberra Airport to a new GA facility. the                                                                                    the ACCC to monitor parking fees at major airports. The          policy. The Airports Act should be amended to require the
                                                                                                                  Introducing more international competition into the                                                                       Australian Government should develop a specific policy on                                                                                     Australian Government, in consultation with state/territory      Minister to formally consider state, territory and local
                                                                                                                  Australian market could place domestic based carriers                                                                     wether GA should continue to coexist with RPT services at                                                                                     governments, should undertake a review of arrangements           government planning and environment policies during
                                                                                                                  at a disadvantage and would need to be considered                                                                         major airports.                                                                                                                               for the provision of emergency services at non-airside areas     assessment of Airport Master Plans and major developments.
                                                                                                                  carefully. The Australian Government should accept                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of major airports. The Australian Government and airport         Non-aviation businesses on airports should be subject to state
                                                                                                                  responsibility for funding additional security                                                                                                                                                                                                                          operators should make known the requirements associated          territory and local planning provisions. Master Plans should be
                                                                                                                  infrastructure and resources arising from expansion of                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with tall structures around airports in a non-technical and      required to provide full disclosure of information to the public.
                                                                                                                  airline operations to Australia. Open skies for freight                                                                                                                                                                                                                 clear way.                                                       An independent panel should be appointed in each
                                                                                                                  warrants consideration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  state/territory to asses and provide advice on AMP's and major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           planning proposals to assist the Federal Minister in the final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           decision on the plans.

Adelaide Airport Ltd      Open skies; international; slot                                                         Supports the “Open Skies” Policy in principle but           In general we agree on restrictions to international carriers    Australian Government needs to provide a supportive role to         Government should continue the early work on expressing                                                                                 Supports recent revisions to the Airports Act but there is still a     Airservices Australia is ahead of the game in the implementation
                          allowance; network pricing; Training-                                                   understands that unilateral declaration of such status      however, where there is a demonstrable shortfall in capacity     State/Territory and Local Governments in encouraging air            encouragement for “blue” collar or trades education.                                                                                    considerable amount of effort required of State and Local              of satellite navigation technologies. The only issue we would have
                          HECS; airport planning, ATM;                                                            on all routes may adversely affect Australia‟s base         on domestic routes such operators may be allowed to              services to Regional and Remote communities.                        Similar programs as the HECS be developed for trade                                                                                     government to recognise the important role aviation has on             is that they do not appear to be able to change some of their old
                          CASA/Canadian self administration;                                                      carriers and thereby engender instability in the market.    augment the capacity at least in the short term or pick up any   Regional and Rural planning must be encouraged to respect           entrants.                                                                                                                               their relative economies of airports in any Strategic Planning         CASA Regulations.
                          emissions; noise-ANEF;
                                                                                                                  Open skies needs to work for all parties and not just       seasonal demand which the domestic carriers may find hard        future aviation growth and support infrastructure with funding      The education system from the secondary level be encouraged                                                                             scenarios.
                          disability/awareness; security
                                                                                                                  foreign based companies.                                    to accommodate.                                                  from the beneficiaries not just the passenger base.                 to focus on career path studies and be offered tax breaks in the                                                                        Similar consultation guidelines could be developed by                  AAL believes that some attention needs to be given to the ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               May be possible to establish “network price” within the State       equipping and supply of necessary machinery or infrastructure.                                                                          state/local authorities.                                               movement to increase capacity and would particularly recommend
                                                                                                                  Use of word “regional” may create confusion for             Supports the status-quo with some reservations on state-         for RPT and GA operators alike. Security and Safety                 Regular support of Careers Expos and apprenticeship grant                                                                               Strongly supports current planning framework in balancing non-         call for start procedures be introduced and which has the benefit of
                                                                                                                  international carriers.                                     supported airlines.                                              measures should be risk based outcome focused                       schemes.                                                                                                                                aeronautical developments on and off airports. The fact that           unnecessary fuel burn. In addition sequencing of aircraft access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The issue is industry wide from pilots and licensed engineers to                                                                        one may have freehold(off airport) advantages over the other           the runway to minimize separation by mode should be introduced
                                                                                                                  Supports a system that recognises QANTAS/VIRGIN                                                                              General aviation participate in all the benefits that are           airport inspectors and competent regulators.                                                                                            who only has leasehold(on airport) use with the obvious long           and not „first come first served‟ as exists now. AAL recognises we
                                                                                                                  as the home based operator and that then requires all                                                                        available that the deregulated and privatised industry has          Take lessons from those areas that are draining our workforce                                                                           term asset values should be considered as a balancing                  may need to provide more taxiway infrastructure for such
                                                                                                                  other international operators be required to comply to                                                                       brought – such as improved infrastructure, increased safety         and implement similar or competitive programs.                                                                                          argument                                                               procedures.
                                                                                                                  the same safety and security standards that QF/DJ is                                                                         and security and so on – but has not grown out of the               Investigation of a wider qualification through the 457 visa and                                                                         PSZs should be based on US and UK criteria.
                                                                                                                  mandated within country. Examples of the UK and the                                                                          Government funded mind set of two decades ago.                      other appropriate channels to „tap‟ into the global workforce.                                                                          Encourage CASA to use the powers that they have and to also
                                                                                                                  USA with particular African based airlines may be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        encourage State/Territory and Local Governments to amend
                                                                                                                  relevant and ICAO may not be the best bench-mark.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        planning rules to make reporting of developments mandatory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Too often we believe that a compromise is reached e.g.
                                                                                                                  A slot allowance system should be developed where                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        shadowing (where an existing building which itself penetrates
                                                                                                                  an international carrier is permitted a dedicated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the OLS is then used to approve several others).
                                                                                                                  number of slots to the major ports when they achieve                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supports current pricing oversight.
                                                                                                                  that number they are then required to negotiate with
                                                                                                                  the secondary majors – such as Adelaide.

                                                                                                                  We need to discuss the issue of “open cargo policy” in
                                                                                                                  greater detail as we are not certain at this stage how
                                                                                                                  that may be defined by the Federal Government.

                                                                                                                  The Australian Government needs to review its border
                                                                                                                  agency staffing allocations and use the most up to date
                                                                                                                  data available.

Aerial Agricultural      aviation policy in context of broader      Complete support for a national aviation      In respect of airport infrastructure as previously stated                                                                    A national aviation strategy must take account of the wider         Access to HECs for trainee commercial pilots and aerial
Association of Australia economic policy, access to airports,       strategy including:                                                                                                                                                        benefits of aviation to the Australian community, especially in     application pilots.
                          CASA, harmonisation of state                                                                                                                                                                                         terms of the provision of essential services such as                Tax initiatives:
                          regulatory requirements                   aviation strategy that provides context for                                                                                                                                emergency services including firebombing and especially in          Greater direct support to aerial application companies during
                                                                    the aviation industry within the                                                                                                                                           the context of cost-recovery by CASA.                               drought to maintain critical skills in rural Australia
                                                                    development goals of the nation. This is                                                                                                                                   A national aviation strategy is a critical „missing link‟ in
                                                                    especially important in terms of providing                                                                                                                                 informing and directing CASA to its wider obligations of
                                                                    aviation with appropriate status within the                                                                                                                                fostering and promoting aviation while regulating for aviation
                                                                    agriculture, tax, education, training,                                                                                                                                     safety.
                                                                    manufacturing, tourism, security,                                                                                                                                          Within a national strategy, aerial application and aerial work
                                                                    emergency services, and related                                                                                                                                            issues require suitable attention without the policy being
                                                                    government policies.                                                                                                                                                       focused solely or principally on airline operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maintaining a national system of aerodromes that all aircraft
                                                                    to promoting and fostering aviation as part                                                                                                                                have access to at reasonable prices.
                                                                    of national development goals.                                                                                                                                             Establish a national aerial chemical distribution licence for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aerial applicators rather than individual state licencing as is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               now the case, and as the COAG working group on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               qualification recognition has also identified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Harmonisation of OH&S regulations across states




Aircraft Owners and       International, domestic, regional and                                                   Competition is good for the travelling public and               The current deregulated market has worked.                   Councils should be provided to local Councils for aerodrome         To enable GA to meet Australia's future pilot training needs,          The monopoly given to private airport owners has resulted in     Privatisation of airports has resulted in aviation interests being     GA is disadvantaged by the tailoring of airspace to suit the
Pilots Association        GA, skills training, infrastructure and                                                 tourism, but an open skies policy would harm the                                                                             maintenance. If necessary, subsidies should be provided to          incentives are required, such as a moratorium on airport               charges that are not sustainable for the aircraft owner. Lack    sacrificed for financial gain. Planning airport land use needs to      commercial airline industry. The cost of implementation of new
                          planning, ATM, safety, regulatory                                                       Australian airline industry. It is important to insist that all                                                              enable continuation of vital services. Selling off aerodrome        charges, security of tenure and reduced rents. Government              of taxation incentives and high airport charges are the major    be controlled by one independent body to remove the conflict           satellite technologies should be borne by AA. The airspace is not
                          reform, climate change, security.                                                       airlines flying to Australia comply with ICAO standards.                                                                     infrastructure has resulted in loss of services to many             assistance in the form of HECS needs to be considered.                 factors in preventing fleet replacement.                         generated by state and local government relationships with             well managed as it has not followed ICAO and is therefore not
                                                                                                                  Restrictions on cabotage should be maintained.                                                                               communities to allow for non aviation commercial                    Industry can contribute, but the main driver behind resolving the                                                                       developers. All development applications should have to be             compatible with international practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               development. This needs to be corrected. GA is in decline           skills shortage id government assistance and funding of                                                                                 submitted to an aviation authority to ensure that safety is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               because of over regulation and the less onerous                     programs. A shortage of instructors is a major concern and a                                                                            compromised. Restrictions on housing developments near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requirements for recreational aviation need to be applied to        national school to train chief flying instructors would ensure a                                                                        airports are essential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GA. The decline has been exacerbated by the lack of                 uniform and high standard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               infrastructure caused by selling off aerodromes. Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               policies of owners has forced the closure of numerous flying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               schools and engineering facilities. Quarantining any further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sell offs must be a priority.

Airlines of Tasmania      replacing aircraft, pilot training,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Small airlines invest a lot in training pilots only to see them lost
Pty Ltd                   security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to larger airlines.

Airvan Flight Services    Essendon Airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Supports continuing operation of Essendon Airport as a key
Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    metropolitan airport. Encroaching developments near the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           airport should not pressure the airport to close on safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           grounds.
ANU Centre for Climate Emissions
Law and Policy, ANU
College of Law




Archerfield Airport Regional and general aviation, inc                                                                                                                                                                                         The GA industry is not buoyant as suggested in the Issue            Flying training organisations need to be profitable to pay their       Maintenance and development of smaller airports is clearly       Development and planning approvals should not be given for
Chamber of Commerce safety, security and infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                                        Paper. Archerfield aircraft movements are well down on pre-         instructors and remain internationally competitive. They are           beyond most local councils and this should be considered as      any development that is not aviation related. Secondary airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               privatisation levels and seven of the nine flying schools at the    being undermined by price gouging by airport operators, lack of        part National Defence strategy and funded from the               should be required to operate to at least the same level as prior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               airport have shut down or been acquired by foreign airline          security of tenure of leases at airports and sudden rises in           Defence Budget or National Infrastructure fund. Government       to privatisation. State government should enforce state law with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               consortiums. Investment in new aircraft will only occur if the      charges. Government funding is needed for flying training via          should acquire land now for future additional secondary          regard to Public safety Areas and local government should only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               industry is profitable.                                             the education system.                                                  airport sites as part of essential education, training and       approve developments that do not encroach on or inhibit airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          defence infrastructure. Privatisation has been a disaster for    operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GA, including for the flight training industry. Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          should ensure security of leases and introduce price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          controls. .




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                   3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                   4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                    4.2 aircraft noise                                         4.3 consumer protection                                 4.4 disability standards                                    4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an                 5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                                 impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accident

ACT & Region                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opposed to any curfew on restrictions on Canberra
Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             airport.
& Industry
ACT Government                                                                                                                                                                                     Airports should be required to address aviation              Every attempt should be made to keep noise sensitive       Further consideration should be given to a Consumer     Consideration should be given to to amending current                                                                         The same security and safety measures should be adopted for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   emissions issues in the Master Plans, including the          land uses well outside approach and take off routes.       Affairs Victoria recommendation to develop voluntary    Transport Standards to bring them into line with                                                                             regional services as for major trunk routes. There should be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   development of proposals to reduce emission levels.          Curfews are a major impediment o commercial                airline service customer charters as has been dome in   international positions and the UN Convention on the                                                                         consistent approach to passenger screening regardless of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                operations. The ACT Government does not support            the US and to a lesser extent in Europe.                Rights of Persons with Disabilities.                                                                                         aircraft type and flight type. The Australian government should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                proposed residential developments that would likely                                                                                                                                                                                             undertake a review of implementation of the recommendations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lead over time to complaints about aircraft noise from                                                                                                                                                                                          in the Wheeler review, specifically including the establishment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the new residents and which could cause adjustment                                                                                                                                                                                              and operation of the specialised airport policing units.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to flight paths in ways that could cause noise sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                over Canberra. The ACT Government is strongly in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                favour of independent monitoring of noise levels from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                aircraft using Canberra Airport to support an inquiry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                into the future impact of aircraft noise on the Canberra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                community.




Adelaide Airport Ltd                                                                  We believe that by reducing the political and one issue                                                      Adelaide Airport recognizing the direction that global       The ANEF system is somewhat dated and needs to be Consumer protection in our industry should not be                We are an active participant on the Disability              The present leasehold requirement for $1.5 billion of            Adelaide Airport is cognizant of and an active participant into the
                                                                                      lobbyists intrusions would permit CASA to get on with                                                        warming and carbon emission control was going has            reviewed to a more readily understandable system. treated any differently than any other business. Market          Standards Review committee and feel that the current        liability insurance is out of step with the rest of the world.   suite of reviews currently being undertaken by Government into
                                                                                      their mandate which would be enhanced by having                                                              introduced significant measures towards being carbon         The DITRDLG environment branch has a system that  forces will determine the best way forward.                      transport standards for air travel are more than            It adds a cost impact to airports (and therefore landing         the security of airports and airlines and would propose that the
                                                                                      competently trained risk auditors within the CASA                                                            neutral as a company by mid 2009 and in conjunction          may well be the way forward called TNIP.                                                                           adequate. An awareness campaign to the public at            fees) that is unnecessary. The limit should be significantly     outcomes of those reviews receive further consideration in the
                                                                                      structure. More responsive and accountable airport                                                           with the AAA we are liaising with the Dept of Climate                                                                                                                           large that the airline carriers in Australia are prepared   reduced after a proper risk/maximum loss assessment is           “Green Paper” consultative period – e.g. computers, shoes,
                                                                                      inspectors. Equal focus to be given to operational                                                           Change to ensure an appropriate level of compliance          Airports themselves do not generate any significant                                                                to assist provided they have advance notice of special      undertaken.                                                      belts, scissors etc., etc.
                                                                                      outcomes as to the content and style of documents.                                                           for airports                                                 noise and the noise emissions from today‟s modern                                                                  needs – the community has got used to advising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                aircraft are significantly less now than when the ANEF                                                             airlines in advance of any special dietary requirements                                                                      It would seem that internationally aviation security has raised the
                                                                                      Given the scope of the task and the demand on CASA                                                                                                                        system was developed. Highway/road noise is a more                                                                 and the needs of persons with disabilities can be given                                                                      level to a standard that makes it difficult for the terrorists to
                                                                                      to consult extensively the regulatory reform process is                                                                                                                   intrusive yet constant source than aviation.                                                                       the same attention provided there is notice.                                                                                 achieve their aims easily at airports or on airlines and they have
                                                                                      not as bad as it appears – it may have been improved                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      changed their modus operandi to other forms of transport and
                                                                                      if the requirement to consult was not obligatory but one                                                                                                                  It is our recommendation that there be a complete                                                                                                                                                                                               mass gatherings. It would seem logical that the same measure
                                                                                      can only guess at the political backlash that may have                                                                                                                    review of the curfew impost on airports particularly in                                                                                                                                                                                         of intensity should be directed to rail and coach public transport
                                                                                      caused?                                                                                                                                                                   relation to the Regulations and their currency given the                                                                                                                                                                                        and to places of mass gathering including nightclubs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                changes which have occurred over the past decade or                                                                                                                                                                                             sporting arenas.
                                                                                      Should investigate Canadian model for self-                                                                                                                               so AAL has a number of suggestions to make in this
                                                                                      administration.                                                                                                                                                           regard. Given the advances in aircraft technology,                                                                                                                                                                                              We would suggest that it is important to undertake some exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                since curfews were developed in the late 1970‟s, the                                                                                                                                                                                            strategies where there is overlap in the knowledge that any draw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                socio economic benefits that aviation brings to a                                                                                                                                                                                               back can be re-instated should the threat level vary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                community, measures already introduced to minimize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                noise in nearby residents and paid for by the travelling                                                                                                                                                                                        If we initiate measures to overcome every likely scenario we will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                public, the need to minimize carbon emissions and fuel                                                                                                                                                                                          suffocate the business. Current reviews and technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                burn then it would be irresponsible for Government to                                                                                                                                                                                           advances may well be the answer to better manage the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not review this archaic impost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 procedures we currently have with newer technologies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                profiling procedures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As it is a national issue it should be nationally funded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We would support a National service provider (Government or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Private) charging a network fee – if the threat level warrants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The role of AFP would then need to be clarified.

Aerial Agricultural                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Transport Security Plans for aircraft marginally above were put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The original intent when the legislation and regulationsthe 5700
Association of Australia                                                              ongoing protection of safety reporting information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transport Security Plans for aircraft marginally above the 5700
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kg trigger and regional/remote aerodromes


                                                                                      of CASA‟s functions, driven by industry leaders
                                                                                      including AAAA.

                                                                                      industry peak bodies on aviation safety issues and
                                                                                      CASA management.


                                                                                      the direct linking of this to accountability to industry,
                                                                                      including greater peak body representation on any
                                                                                      CASA Board (if reintroduced), the abolition of the ASF,
                                                                                      and the removal of the Regulatory Advisory Panels.

                                                                                      activity policy that focuses on fare-paying passengers.


                                                                                      systems within CASA to streamline, simplify and cut
                                                                                      the cost of CASA-industry interactions.


                                                                                      bodies with specialist expertise and a proven track
                                                                                      record of performance in government partnerships.

                                                                                      involve the carriage of fare-paying passengers.


                                                                                      operations in the face of government policy to
Aircraft Owners and        CASA needs to be more proactive and less punitive in       introduce drug and alcohol testing, fatigue
                                                                                      CASA does not have the respect of the industry and                                                           Improved traffic flow via more efficient ATC, pilot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Department has failed to recognise that security needs to be
Pilots Association         its dealings with GA. CASA should adopt the approach       the appointment of a CASA board to oversee                                                                   training to reduce delays and more fuel efficient aircraft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tailored to suit assessed risk at each location. Otherwise security
                           of the US FAA, as NZ has done in modified form. The        management is essential. CASA needs to clean up the                                                          would help reduce emissions. EMTs would have                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 measures are a waste of money and resources.
                           result is that the NZ industry has reduced costs and is    regulatory framework before handing over the                                                                 minimal impact.
                           buoyant while ours is declining. Government promoted       administration of GA.
                           training and education should be made available for
                           implementation of SMSs by the GA industry.




Airlines of Tasmania                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Appropriate replacement aircraft are expensive and                                                                                                                                                                                              Security at small airports is inconsistent and out of proportion to
Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airlines need support from local communities before                                                                                                                                                                                             the risk, particularly in comparison to other modes of transport or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                embarking on replacement programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                              other potential risk areas.
Airvan Flight Services
Pty Ltd



ANU Centre for Climate                                                                                                                                                                             Concerns over the growing contribution of aviation due
Law and Policy, ANU                                                                                                                                                                                to forecast demand. Considers current industry
College of Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                   initiatives not sufficient to stabilise emissions in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   accordance with necessary targets to mitigate climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                   change in the absence of a reduction, or restrictions, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   demand.
Archerfield Airport        Australia should learn from the NZ experience, where                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Security measures adopted at major airports are not appropriate
Chamber of Commerce        significant deregulation has resulted in a complete turn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for regional and remote services. Small aircraft do not pose a
                           around, with an exponential increase in activity and re-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             high security risk. Fencing of regional airports to capital city
                           investment in newer aircraft.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        airport standards is a waste of taxpayers money.




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                        National Aviation Policy Statement (NAPS)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Issues Paper to Green Paper Submissions Register
organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                       1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                                 1.2 Domestic services                                               1.3 regional & general aviation                                    1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                        2 Aviation infrastructure                                        2.1 airport planning and development                                 2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Arts Access Australia     Disability standards




Attorney-General‟s        International/Regional services,                                            Recommends an exemption from current cabotage                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Recommends the practice of allowing articles in air services
Department                airport pricing, compensation,                                              policy be granted to allow international carriers to fly                                                                                                                                                                                                                  arrangements that prohibit the Government from charging
                          security (NB includes synopsis of                                           between Christmas Is, the Cocos (Keeling) Is, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                         foreign carriers airport user charges that are higher than
                          initial submission from Robert Cornall                                      South East Asian destinations on the grounds this is                                                                                                                                                                                                                      those levied on our own airlines receive consideration in any
                          and no synopsis of ASIO submission
                                                                                                      consistent with Government policy to support air                                                                                                                                                                                                                          discussion on airport pricing due to the potential for airport
                          due to classification)
                                                                                                      services to remote communities where not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  operators to impose a higher charge and render the
                                                                                                      commercially viable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Government in breach of international obligations.

Austcorp Group Ltd        Airport planning, particularly high-rise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sees a need for greater integration between prescribed
                          urban development and airspace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airspace regime and state and local govt planning regimes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Considers improved awareness of an airport's activities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 airspace needs and impacts for urban planning is required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Suggests airspace regulation not appropriate to be vested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 local authorities and existing regulation at the Federal level is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ambiguous and provides for little involvement by the proponent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Believes airport and urban development can occur in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 balanced fashion given improvements in aviation technology.

Australia Pacific         International, regional and GA,                                             The failure of airlines to take up the offer of open       The general approach taken by successive governments has            There is a case for direct fiscal support for regional airport     While it is for the industry to ultimately solve skills shortage        Investment in airports is strong and prices by world             There is scope to reduce regulatory burdens while at the same        Oppose the move by Airservices to network based pricing for
Airports Corporation      domestic, skills shortages,                                                 access to regional destinations is evidence that           served Australia well and there is no need for policy reform in     infrastructure in certain circumstances and for services to        problems, there does appear to be a lack of a coordinating              standards are in most cases relatively low. Existing policy      time improving transparency and public confidence in the             ARFFS provided to category 6 aircraft and are deeply concerned
                          infrastructure, airport development                                         market realities are the driving force for new services. this area.                                                            remote communities. However, support for regional aviation         force to bring together the various industry participants and           has served Australia well and will continue to do so.            planning framework. Consideration should be given to                 by suggestions Airservices is looking to extend this approach to
                          and planning, ATM, Safety, climate                                          Too much effort has been wasted on agreements that                                                                             should not distort competitive outcomes or effectively tax         training service providers. The Government's Aviation training          Australia's approach to the economic regulation of airports      incorporating in the master planning process an approach             terminal air navigation services. The Government needs to
                          change, noise, security.
                                                                                                      offer little commercial advantage and the focus should                                                                         users of services not involved with the provision of services to   package is an important first step and the Commonwealth                 since 2002 has facilitated massive investment to refurbish       similar to that in the UK where developments that do not involve     carefully consider this issue and provide certainty about its
                                                                                                      be on agreements that deliver the greatest benefit, eg                                                                         regional Australia..                                               should continue to provide strong leadership in aviation industry       ageing assets and given the industry a degree of flexibility     new runways are given "as of right" approval to support a            approach, otherwise it will risk stifling infrastructure investment and
                                                                                                      China, the ME, SE Asia and emerging markets. There                                                                                                                                                skills development.                                                     that would not be found in an environment of price controls.     certain level of passenger throughput and/or aircraft                route development by airlines serving major capital cities.
                                                                                                      is no compelling reason why the current foreign                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Regulation should only extend to those services where            movements. The current planning framework does not have
                                                                                                      ownership rules specific to Qantas should persist. If the                                                                                                                                                                                                                 market power exists and is likely to be used in ways that        serious systemic problems. Where poor outcomes have
                                                                                                      49% foreign ownership limit is to be removed for                                                                                                                                                                                                                          damage economic efficiency and this should lead to the dual      occurred they have had more to do with poor decision making
                                                                                                      airlines, there is no good reason why it should not be                                                                                                                                                                                                                    till approach being favoured over the single till approach. We   than fundamental problems with the Airports Act. That said, it is
                                                                                                      removed for airports, although this is not a high priority                                                                                                                                                                                                                do not believe there is a case for the expansion of services     clear the Government has serious concerns with the planning
                                                                                                      for airport owners or investors. The Government                                                                                                                                                                                                                           being monitoring, in particular car parking.                     provisions of the Act. Regrettably the Issues Paper does not
                                                                                                      should seek to remove national ownership as an issue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       make clear what those concerns are and it would be
                                                                                                      in gaining access to international markets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                appropriate that further consultation occur prior to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 publication of the Green Paper so that all stakeholders have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 input into the options being considered.

Australian &              International policy, domestic policy,                                      · Future negotiating priorities must explicitly consider   Market forces alone will not produce satisfactory aviation                                                                             · Ensure competitive pressures and the current shortage does                                                                             · Guarantee that aeronautical requirements of airports and           · Modernise the Australian Air Traffic Management (ATM) system
International Pilots      skills and training, airport                                                the likely impact of “open skies” agreements on            industry and safety outcomes.                                                                                                          not reduce pilot operating and licensing standards from                                                                                  airlines take precedence over non-aeronautical developments          to effectively and efficiently handle the forecast traffic growth in the
Association               development, airspace                                                       industry employees‟ and the stability of the industry.                                                                                                                                            Australia‟s „best practice‟ to global minimum standards.                                                                                 of airports.                                                         medium to long term.
                          management, emissions                                                                                                                  · Retain foreign international airlines‟ restricted access to the
                                                                                                      · Cater for closer commercial relationships between        domestic market as the current level of competition, quality                                                                           · Tackle the pilot shortage through a multi-faceted approach,                                                                            · Ensure Australia subscribes to the world best practice (ICAO · Utilise satellite based communication, navigation and surveillance
                                                                                                      airlines in the form of equity alliances rather than       and frequency of services in the domestic market is sufficient.                                                                        combining both short and long-term measures.                                                                                             Recommendations) with regards to aeronautical developments. technology in the course of modernising the ATM infrastructure.
                                                                                                      mergers.
                                                                                                                                                                 · Amend the Qantas Sale Act to increase the aggregate                                                                                  · Attract greater interest in flying as a profession and expand                                                                          · Establish an airport industry working group to investigate the     · Endorse the ATM Strategic Plan issues paper Air Traffic
                                                                                                      · Promote competition but ensure adequate aviation         equity held by foreign airlines to 49 per cent, with a maximum                                                                         FEE-HELP and other schemes to cover flight training, reducing                                                                            issue of mechanical turbulence and develop appropriate               Management 07 – A Strategic Vision for Australia developed by
                                                                                                      safety safeguards are in place.                            held by a single foreign airline to 24.5 per cent.                                                                                     upfront training costs.                                                                                                                  standards as a world first.                                          the Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      December 2007.
                                                                                                      · Use bilateral Air Service Agreements to promote, or      · Amend the Qantas Sale Act to prevent the situation where                                                                             · Improve the utilisation and career path of pilots within the                                                                           · Establish an Airport Consultative Committee comprising
                                                                                                      in certain circumstances require, international airlines   the Qantas Group may be dependent on majority foreign-                                                                                 Qantas Group via removing the artificial barriers between                                                                                industry, Government, professional pilots and other                  · Develop a programme to attract, train and retain air traffic
                                                                                                      flying into Australia comply with Australian standards     owned subsidiaries for its aircraft, freight services or brand                                                                         mainline, QantasLink and Jetstar.                                                                                                        stakeholders to facilitate safe and efficient aeronautical airport   controllers similar to that proposed by AIPA for pilots.
                                                                                                      and recommendations where they exceed ICAO                 loyalty programme.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              developments, review operations and assess future needs.
                                                                                                      minimums.                                                                                                                                                                                         · Establish a national body comprising industry, Government
                                                                                                                                                            · Restore the original spirit and intent of the Qantas Sale Act                                                                             and pilot representatives, dedicated to overseeing safety in                                                                             · Develop a secondary airport for regional and domestic
                                                                                                      · Ensure Australia‟s bilateral agreements provide for by amendments ensuring that subsidiaries, such as Jetstar,                                                                                  professional aviation through administering pilot training and                                                                           operator use and thereby release capacity at Sydney airport for
                                                                                                      enhanced safety accreditation processes where mutual are subject to the Act.                                                                                                                      certification standards.                                                                                                                 high capacity domestic and international flights.
                                                                                                      recognition of safety certification appears to be
                                                                                                      inadequate.                                                                                                                                                                                        Encourage airlines to address underinvestment in training and                                                                           · Introduce new technology in the form of a category II or III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        adopt a longer term focus through offering scholarships that                                                                             instrument landing system or Global Navigation Satellite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        subsidise the cost of full-time flight training.                                                                                         System technology to airports periodically closed due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 weather below minima such as Sydney and Canberra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Melbourne‟s introduction is already scheduled).


Australian Air League     GA                                                                                                                                                                                                         Effect of landing and ground parking charges, bi-annual flight     Volunteer-staffed air activities centre at Camden Airport. Pilots                                                                        Instead of increasing number of GA airports around large cities,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     checks and navigation exercise, radio procedure changes -          are not renewing licences: Spirally costs for all services (incl                                                                         airports like Hoxton Park is sold for housing. Bankstown &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     daunting, expensive and time consuming.                            licence applications & renewals, security passes, airservices                                                                            Canberra has portions sold off to other industry, with some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GA was promised an alternative "Recreational Pilots                fees, etc.) fuel, aircraft hire. Centralisation of activities to CASA                                                                    runways closed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Licence" (cf USA and adopted by RAA)                               has led to processing delays. Flying schools used to issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Student Pilot Licences on CASA's behalf - now CASA does it &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it can take months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drop out rate is a prime concern to GA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cost of fleet replacement such that most (85%) of the flying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        school fleet was manufactured in 1970s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Expressed concerns re shortage of instructors, student pilots,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lack of airports, and engineers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cadre of LAME's in GA are approaching retirement age, no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        replacements for this specialist industry.

Australian Airports       support for light-handed investment                                         Supports unlimited international airline access all        Curfews affect airlines' ability to conduct domestic 'back of       Proposes tax concessions to support regional and GA and to         Airport planning, airfield standards, OLS and specialist                                                                                 Support continued application of a light-handed regulatory           Broadly supportive of ASA's management of Australia's airspace.
Association               regime, need for review of                                                  Australian airports and government strategies to attract   the clock' operations to popular tourist destinations. Slot         fix ageing aircraft. „One size fits all' security model is not     engineers and qualified airfield lighting technicians are now in                                                                         regime. Any future reviews of airport regulation should be
                          Airports/Environment Act interface,                                         international airlines to Australia and to secondary       limitations on the east coast deter foreign domestic airlines       commensurate with risk at regional/remote airports. The            short supply. There is no overall strategy to develop and train                                                                          undertaken by the Productivity Commission. The Airports Act
                          support for market liberalisation,                                          airports. Poses the question whether Australia with        from entering the market.                                           Government should consider a process to actually identify          sufficient numbers of these types of staff. Insufficient                                                                                 planning provisions and Government issued consultation
                          support for smaller airports, beter
                                                                                                      access to international routes denied. Perhaps                                                                                 and quantify the contribution made to 'local' communities and      specialised security training framework for regional airports.                                                                           guidelines are sufficient. Major Development Plan process has
                          road planning, review ANEF system,
                                                                                                      Australia should be more generous in granting 5th                                                                              their economies by airports and aviation generally.                Tax incentives extended to those working in rural, regional and                                                                          become complicated because of interaction between Airports
                          review security measures
                                                                                                      Freedom Traffic Rights. States that current airport                                                                                                                                               remote locations to address attraction and retention issues.                                                                             and Environment Planning and Biodiversity Conservation acts.
                                                                                                      curfews are an unnecessary constraint on international                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Commonwealth should limit new residential developments on
                                                                                                      operations. Suggests that revenue raised by the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            greenfield sites under the flight paths of major capital city
                                                                                                      Passenger Movement Charge should be used to better                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airports. Integrated approach to airport planning and road
                                                                                                      resource boarder agencies at international gateway                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         provision and should recover costs from respective State
                                                                                                      airports as well as operations at any 'emerging'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and/or Territory Governments if they fail to provide adequate
                                                                                                      international airports in the regions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     access. The present system of identifying and evaluating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 potential breaches of the OLS and Pans Ops at airports should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 be reviewed and CASA should become more proactive in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 assessment process.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                              3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                      4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                  4.2 aircraft noise                                         4.3 consumer protection                         4.4 disability standards                                   4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an            5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                               impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               accident

Arts Access Australia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Does not believe current Transport Standards meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the needs of travellers with a disability. Supports the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       view that HREOC be granted powers to self initiate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and refer cases direct to the Federal Court. Suggests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       improvements to the Disability Discrimination Act to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       simplify complaint and compliance mechanisms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       including the right for advocacy groups to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       representations in their own right and increased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding for public interest cases to be brought forward.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also seeks investigation of compliance certification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       processes for major airlines, as commercial entities,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and evaluation of the UK model and its application in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Australia.

Attorney-General‟s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In reviewing domestic compensation arrangements,            Notes that the Air Security Officer program is subject to review
Department                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        recommends consideration of two draft ICAO                  and that consideration is being given to a Closed Circuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  conventions currently under development on                  Television Code to improve surveillance at airports. Considers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  compensation for damage caused by aircraft to third         the background checking regime for overseas ASIC applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  parties, including as a result of unlawful interference.    requires enhancement and cross-agency activity is being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              undertaken in this regard.


Austcorp Group Ltd




Australia Pacific         Supports the reinstatement of a CASA board provided                                                                                                                    Market based solutions (including emissions trading) lie   The challenge is for the airport and the air traffic                                                                                                                                                                              Existing security measures should be reassessed to determine
Airports Corporation      CASA is given full operational independence, without                                                                                                                   at the heart of ensuring that emissions are ultimately     services provider to involve the community in an                                                                                                                                                                                  whether the rationale on which they were based continues to
                          political interference.. Supports the risk based, as                                                                                                                   reduced. Care needs to be taken to ensure that in          overarching strategic way as opposed to simply                                                                                                                                                                                    hold true. Such a review should lead to a streamlining of
                          opposed to a prescriptive infrastructure-based                                                                                                                         seeking to address emissions, Australian airlines are      seeking ex post facto justification of current positions                                                                                                                                                                          passenger processing while maintaining or possibly enhancing
                          approach to safety.                                                                                                                                                    not disadvantaged when operating in markets where          and previous decisions. These efforts would be greatly                                                                                                                                                                            security. The establishment of the Security Screening External
                                                                                                                                                                                                 competitors are not subject to similar regimes. By         assisted by the Commonwealth clarifying its                                                                                                                                                                                       Advisory Group and the approach adopted by the OTS in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 reducing their own energy consumption airports can         expectations in relation to responsibilities of airports                                                                                                                                                                          dealing with the aviation sector in recent years demonstrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                 make a contribution, albeit small, to reducing             and Airservices which have become blurred over time.                                                                                                                                                                              their willingness to engage with the private sector in a meaningful
                                                                                                                                                                                                 emissions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   way. Supports the move away from the categorisation approach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to security to a more risk based and outcomes focussed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              approach. There should, however, be greater transparency to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the process so interested parties have an opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contribute to its application. strongly opposed to the extension of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              network pricing to the provision of aviation security services.




Australian &                                                                     · Ensure competition policy is balanced by regulatory                                                           · Adopt measures which reduce aviation‟s
International Pilots                                                             vigilance and sufficient resources for safety                                                                   environmental footprint such as continuous descent
Association
                                                                                 compliance to guarantee existing safety standards are                                                           approaches, more efficient fuel consumption, reduced
                                                                                 not undermined.                                                                                                 noise emissions and improved airframe and engine
                                                                                                                                                                                                 technology.
                                                                                 · National aviation policy must provide CASA with the
                                                                                 necessary compliance enforcement systems,                                                                       · Contribute greater resources to promoting voluntary
                                                                                 resources and independence from industry to play the                                                            carbon offset schemes.
                                                                                 role of an effective balancing weight.
                                                                                 · In line with shift toward outcome based regulation,                                                           · Promote the establishment of an emissions trading
                                                                                 CASA‟s resource focus must more fully transition from                                                           scheme but allow for a phased introduction.
                                                                                 their traditional role of prescriptive oversight to one
                                                                                 emphasising safety vigilance and systems compliance                                                             · Ensure an Australian emission trading scheme is part
                                                                                 auditing.                                                                                                       of a global solution.

                                                                                 · Safeguard and protect Australia‟s “worlds-best”
                                                                                 aviation safety standards from being replaced by the
                                                                                 global minimum standard.




Australian Air League                                                            Self regulation in recreational aviation is real pattern for
                                                                                 Govt and CASA to develop for GA. Lots of talk of
                                                                                 deregulation of GA, but CASA seems reluctant to let
                                                                                 go.




Australian Airports                                                              CASA should have an 'independent' Board. CASA                                                                   If airports exceed the established threshold, will trade   The AAA proposes that, as aircraft continue to be     Consumer protection for 'aviation customers and      Should there be any unintentional conflict between         No third party or additional liability coverage should be   Security risk assessments, business cases and community cost
Association                                                                      needs to stop endless consultation and take decisive                                                            in the Australian Emissions Trading System for credits     designed with air frames and engines that are         consumers' should be treated no differently to any   disability standards and CASA's safety requirements,       contemplated at this time                                   benefit analyses should govern aviation security decision. A 'one
                                                                                 action in regulatory reform program. There is still a                                                           to meet their requirements. The calculations of aviation   successively quieter, the use of capacity controls at other part of Australian industry;                   the CASA requirement must always prevail                                                                               size fits all' approach is not appropriate, security measures
                                                                                 high level of inconsistency in the way in which field                                                           greenhouse gas emissions should be undertaken by           airports based on noise emission, such as curfews and                                                                                                                                                                             introduced at capital city airports appear to have been
                                                                                 officers interpret regulations. Self-administration of                                                          using a standardised method and be independently           slot allocations, should be annually reviewed. A new                                                                                                                                                                              inappropriately deemed to be suitable or required for regional
                                                                                 aviation should not be encouraged without qualification                                                         verified and reported by the responsible party. The        system for assessing and managing background noise,                                                                                                                                                                               airports. Air cargo security appears non-existent at regional
                                                                                 and strict CASA oversight. Self-administration of safety                                                        AAA supports the cap and trade-system for emissions        which has measurable units and can be readily                                                                                                                                                                                     locations. The Department also needs an 'exit strategy' for
                                                                                 rules applicable to airports, via delegates, should be                                                          trading as proposed by the Department of Climate           understood by communities, and all three tiers of                                                                                                                                                                                 security measures which are no longer relevant. The
                                                                                 given due consideration by CASA.                                                                                Change, but wishes to ensure the unique position of        Government in land use planning around all airports,                                                                                                                                                                              introduction and management of new security measures also
                                                                                                                                                                                                 airports is reflected in the way the system will operate   should be developed. The AAA proposes that a                                                                                                                                                                                      needs a much more 'savvy' and effective media. That the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for aviation.                                              review of aircraft noise and land use planning should                                                                                                                                                                             current aviation security requirements ought to be reviewed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be undertaken to define a common Australian aircraft                                                                                                                                                                              amended as appropriate, and simplified for the benefit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noise protocol                                                                                                                                                                                                                    passengers and industry participants. We are in favour of any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              initiative likely to enhance security arrangements for air cargo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Any strengthening of the ASIC eligibility criteria would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              supported.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                          1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                                   1.2 Domestic services                                            1.3 regional & general aviation                                   1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                     2 Aviation infrastructure                                       2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Australian Association     GA vs RA-Aus standards, training                                                                                                                                                                            Differences in standards between CASA and RA-Aus                  AAFI has limited its response to selective “White Paper”
of Flight Instructors      issues                                                                                                                                                                                                      administered safety oversight                                     questions where it considers key policy change will reward a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         compliant flight training industry standard in aeroplanes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exceeding 600 kilograms. The structure of the “White Paper”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         questions has prompted a need to repeat several solutions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Appendix Section to define the key elements. AAFI‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         overriding aim is encourage a policy that offers equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         opportunity to deliver competent flying training at all levels in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         aeroplanes exceeding 600kg prompts the following questions:-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Replace the current GST exemption ruling that discriminates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         against organisations or trainees unable to meet requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and are penalised 10% penalty to fund others to achieve the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         same standard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2. Amend a policy that allows a trainee to terminate a GST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exempt course without achievement and penalty?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3. Allow a blanket GST to build an industry fund aimed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         promote a compliant employment work force with qualified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         school trainees rewarded with fixed rebates at established
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4. Eliminate current policies that fail to distribute funding in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fair proportion to AOC operators?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Recognise and support a common competency flying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         training syllabus in aeroplanes above 600kg delivered by a Part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         61 qualified skilled work force employed at or above award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conditions. 6. How will the passenger protection policies vary
Australian Business        General aviation, air traffic                                                                                                                                                                               Lack of tax incentives is a major factor against introducing      from fare paying to cost sharing and how will the pilot training                                                                                                                                           Private business and charter flights operating in controlled
Aircraft Association Inc   management, noise.                                                                                                                                                                                          new and safer aircraft. A one-off investment allowance of say                                                                                                                                                                                                                airspace and at busy airports are often treated as low priority by
(ABAA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       40% for new equipment ordered within two years would                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Airservices. This unfair and discriminatory practice should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       provide an excellent opportunity to replace older aircraft. Any                                                                                                                                                                                                              reviewed and corrected.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       profit from the sale of old aircraft should be free of capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gains tax, enabling it to be used towards the purchase of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       replacement aircraft.

Australian Construction Need for Commonwealth airports to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sub-regional (i.e. 'airport region') plans for airports, prepared
Industry Forum Limited be develpoed consistent with local,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with tri-governmental and private input, funding and support,
                           regional and state planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and encompassing the broad gamut of off-airport
                           considerations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    environmental, economic and social considerations (including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             network infrastructure provision, transportation, orientation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             land uses to the airport, location of commercial and activity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             centres, building heights, urban design etc) should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             considered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             These plans could be given legal force under state instruments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             These sub-regional plans would also require airports to properly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             address the extent of their economic, social and environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             impacts arising from their aeronautical and non-aeronautical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             development on the efficiency of off-airport operations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             development. It would be understood that these plans would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             compatible with and integrated into broader metropolitan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             strategies. The need to ensure that airport development is fully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             integrated with metropolitan planning processes is a major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             plank of the Planning Institute's position statement on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             development of airport land (Australian Planner, 43, 3, 2006).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             If need be, to ensure tri-governmental co-ordination and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             integration, the Commonwealth Government should enter into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             binding agreements with airport owners that requires non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             airport development on airport land to comply with state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             planning policies and instruments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Amendment of Airports Act and Regulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             If Commonwealth Ministerial control of airports is to continue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ACIF suggests that amendments to the Airports Act would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             align the operation of the legislation more closely with planning
Australian Federation      international air services, regional                                          Encouragement of the development of new Australian           It is preferable to have “Australian International airlines”     Government and industry policy towards regional and remote        Pilots who wish to continue studying should have access to the       The encroachment of community development around               best practice:                                                    There is currently a shortage of qualified air traffic controllers and it
of Air Pilots (AFAP)       airports, security, GA, skills,                                               international airlines, such as V Australia, is preferred    majority owned by foreign airlines than what would have          communities should be to provide a safe service to all            HECS-HELP scheme. The fact that the training is conducted            airports may lead to the very disaster the original planners                                                                     is impacting on air traffic and placing more pressure on pilots in
                           infrastructure, safety                                                        to the Government allowing international operators to        occurred had the private equity consortium, APA, been            communities, an economically viable service to those              by other than universities should not be an impediment. A            specifically sought to avert. Entrepreneurs purchasing airport                                                                   their day to day operations. The Government must be prepared to
                                                                                                         conduct operations as if they were Australian. There is      successful. There need to be protections to ensure Australian    communities which can afford to pay for the service and           reinvigorated TAFE system would provide another alternative.         sites for commercial development is a worrying trend that                                                                        fund the technological development required for air traffic
                                                                                                         no benefit in opening up the Australian domestic             carriers function economically and efficiently whilst still      continued subsided services to smaller remote communities         A resurrection of the Commonwealth Flying Scholarship                will inhibit aviation development in the future.                                                                                 management. Advanced navigation systems, technology and new
                                                                                                         market to international operators. Australia is not their    maintaining the primary role of serving the Australian public.   which cannot afford the service. There needs to be an             Scheme should also be considered. The major airlines have                                                                                                                                             generation aircraft demand an independent review of current
                                                                                                         „core‟ market and their involvement may result in an         Limitations on numbers on the Board may be one approach.         assessment of the mix of government assistance and the            benefited significantly from GA output and should be required                                                                                                                                         airspace architecture, e.g. SIDS and STARs, free from political
                                                                                                         Australian domestic operator being destroyed.                The Australia deregulated airline market is working in the       free market to achieve the best outcome. The development          to make a greater contribution towards the training of pilots.                                                                                                                                        interference.
                                                                                                         Australia cannot rely on foreign airlines operating into     terms intended; providing a reasonably high standard of          of more efficient regional aircraft, carrying more passengers,    Initiatives such as providing scholarships to aspiring pilots in
                                                                                                         this country meeting the standards we require.               service that offers choice and reasonably priced fares.          has been significant over the past 10 years. As this              regional and indigenous communities would also broaden the
                                                                                                         Whether the aircraft are owned or leased the same                                                                             continues, centres that were not previously well served may       recruitment base and make the retention of pilots in these
                                                                                                         standards need to apply. The costs and implications                                                                           have better options in the future. Depreciation of aircraft is    communities more likely. The costs associated with maintaining
                                                                                                         associated with multiple international airports bring into                                                                    one logical way to unhinge the aged aircraft. However, it may     qualifications are also a significant factor. The policy of cost
                                                                                                         question whether international airports outside capital                                                                       also lead to unwanted aircraft in the industry. In order to       recovery has seen the costs of achieving and maintaining
                                                                                                         cities are viable or of value to the locality. Supports a                                                                     maintain continued safe operation of ageing aircraft, safety      qualifications increase dramatically. CASA costs in particular
                                                                                                         cost/benefit approach to international airport                                                                                regulations need to target all commercial operations carrying     need to be looked at. The standardisation of pilot and air traffic
                                                                                                         development with an outcome that encourages                                                                                   commercial passengers.                                            controller training and certification, and the sharing of training
                                                                                                         expenditure to be put into the major centres.                                                                                                                                                   resources and infrastructure by civilian and military trainees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should be supported.




Australian Federation      Access to airline services for people with                                    1. The Australian Government should consider the             a. A specific code of practice should be developed for the       1. The development of better facilities for people with           The Australian Government should require that airlines and                                                                           Consultation with State and local authorities and with the
of Disability              disabilities.                                                                 regulatory practice of the European Union, Canada            airline industry and administered by a Federal Government        disabilities at regional airports would assist with the           airports ensure staff are trained and regularly updated in the                                                                       community must include people with disabilities. Regulation,
Organisations
                                                                                                         and the United States of America in the area of access       Transport agency.                                                development of regional aviation.                                 provision of appropriate assistance for a range of people with                                                                       similar to that introduced in the European Union, should be
                                                                                                         by people with disabilities to services and with a view      b. The overall regulatory framework for the airline industry     2. The recreation sector of the airline industry needs to         disabilities. The training program schedule should be available                                                                      developed in Australia. The European Regulation is CF1107-
                                                                                                         to improving competition for the airline international       would be enhanced through development of a consultation          examine its provision of access to people with disabilities.      to the public and list the general content, plus there should be                                                                     2006 and it specifies that:
                                                                                                         services as part of an airline licensing conditions.         obligation.                                                                                                                        an annual release of the training outcomes achieved by airlines.                                                                     a. The management of assistance for people with disabilities
                                                                                                         2. With the ratification of the UN Convention on             Mandatory monitoring and reporting through a relevant                                                                              As part of this requirement there should be a mandatory                                                                              has been taken out of the hands of individual airlines and
                                                                                                         Human Rights for People with Disabilities before the         Federal                                                                                                                            minimum level of competency for all staff with regards to                                                                            placed within the management of the airport authority.
                                                                                                         House of Representatives in the Federal Government,          transport agency to ensure national consistency.                                                                                   disability awareness. In particular, this minimum standard                                                                           b. That the responsibility for ensuring that all airport
                                                                                                         at present, the negotiations of air service agreements                                                                                                                                          should include an ability to respect the judgement of the                                                                            management are adhering to the CF1107-2006 regulation has
                                                                                                         with airlines from other countries must be closely                                                                                                                                              customer with a disability when it comes to the type and                                                                             been given to the Civil Aviation Authority in each European
                                                                                                         monitored and the Convention must impact on the                                                                                                                                                 amount of assistance they need. Staff should be able to take                                                                         Country (see Attachment C).
                                                                                                         provision of International Services.                                                                                                                                                            advice from customers in this regard, and to negotiate the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         possible solution.




Australian General         regional & GA, skills, airport                                                                                                                                                                              Acknowledgement that we NEED general aviation for                 GA directly and indirectly provides jobs and apprenticeships for                                                                     There appears to be no appreciation or understanding of the           Air space and air services should be more user friendly for G.A.
Aviation Alliance          planning, air traffic management,                                                                                                                                                                           transport and regional development. There seems to be little      many thousands of people. It serves as a training ground for                                                                         need to provide adequate airports and emergency landing               including weather briefing from voluntary Met. Observers.
(AGAA)                     safety, environment.                                                                                                                                                                                        knowledge and certainly NO policy in any of the tiers of          the Air Force and the airlines who are starting to suffer from the                                                                   grounds for GA. Existing airfields are being closed or made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       government for the development and promotion of General           shortage of professional people. There is already a shortage of                                                                      uneconomically viable by State and Local Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Aviation.                                                         aircraft maintenance personnel and aeronautical engineers                                                                            organisations lured away by “Developers” solving short term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         because of the Decline in G.A. The government policy on G.A                                                                          self imposed financial problems. Town planning training does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should provide for the encouragement of training and support                                                                         not include airport planning/ provision of aviation infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of air shows, forums, school programs and general public                                                                             An airport is a community asset, an infrastructure necessity. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         relations promotions.                                                                                                                should not have to pay for itself directly. More airstrips are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              required, these don‟t need to be an “aerodrome” as such but a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              landing strip.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                     3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                      4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                    4.2 aircraft noise                                       4.3 consumer protection                                    4.4 disability standards                                     4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                                      impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            accident

Australian Association
of Flight Instructors




Australian Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As more modern, quieter business jet aircraft become
Aircraft Association Inc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             available such aircraft should be added to the list of
(ABAA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     aircraft approved to operate at Sydney Airport during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     curfew hours. The current approval process could be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     simplified and streamlined without increasing noise.



Australian Construction
Industry Forum Limited




Australian Federation      The current demarcation of CASA and ATSB functions           CASA has been the subject of unrelenting change and                                                             A national Carbon Trading Scheme involving the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A cost benefit analysis is needed to determine whether it is
of Air Pilots (AFAP)       should remain. “Flag of convenience” carriers should         scrutiny and the lack of a clear role for it has resulted in                                                    issuing of emission permits with incentives for those                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beneficial to provide security outbound at regional airports versus
                           not be allowed to enter Australia, but if they are, that     years of uncertain management. From the point of                                                                making early reductions will be a step forward. An „opt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          providing security inbound at the major cities into which
                           entry should be subject to stringent surveillance. The       view of the people we represent in CASA there has                                                               out‟ rather than an „opt in‟ option would increase the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           passengers fly. It may be that money being spent on security at
                           question of self administration remains unanswered in        been a marked degradation in the level of technical                                                             take up rate of offset schemes. The reality is that if the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regional airports is better spent ensuring the most modern
                           certain areas but overriding any self administration         expertise and knowledge required by CASA. In NZ the                                                             projected growth in air travel is realised the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   security technology is used at the major centres. There is a
                           regime is the need for adequate and competent CASA           review of regulations occurred far more rapidly and                                                             greenhouse gas emissions of the aviation industry will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           limited amount of funds to spend on security at airports outside
                           oversight.                                                   that process may be used as a template in Australia                                                             become a much larger proportion of the global total.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the major airports and those funds could be better utilised. We
                                                                                        rather than the all inclusive approach that has possibly                                                        Advances in airframe and engine technology will partly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           seriously challenge the efficacy of air marshals and believe the
                                                                                        contributed to the protracted reviews. There is a                                                               address the issue. New generation aircraft have                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  money could be better spent elsewhere. Our members regularly
                                                                                        dilemma here for the industry because it demands                                                                reduced environmental footprints which needs to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               provide examples of inconsistencies in screening procedures
                                                                                        consultation and involvement and the formulation of                                                             recognised. If this is achieved carbon emissions will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and their application. New technology and vetting of persons
                                                                                        new regulations represents the same interests as the                                                            significantly reduced.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           prior to a flight will facilitate transition of passengers in a security
                                                                                        people that are critical of the process and length of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sense and minimise the threat to aviation security and delay to
                                                                                        review.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          passengers.




Australian Federation      The Civil Aviation Safety Authority in conjunction with                                                                                                                      That a more effective system than the carbon offset          To address the requirement for one hundred per cent      That the standard conditions of carriage is revised        The airline industry should develop Disability Action                                                           Security divisions at airports should undertake security checks in
of Disability              the Australian Government and the airline industry                                                                                                                           schemes to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions is           access to information by overcoming aircraft noise       against the Transport Standards and the Disability         Plans under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and                                                          a timely manner, so that passengers can get to their flights. They
Organisations
                           should make their safety regulations consistent to allow                                                                                                                     investigated by the Department of infrastructure,            issues for passengers who are hearing impaired,          Discrimination Act 1992; and, a plain English version of   the Accessible Public Transport Standards 2002 .                                                                should also review their processes and policies in regard to
                           for the inclusion of people with disabilities on aircraft.                                                                                                                   Transport and Regional Development and Local                 airlines should provide portable neck loops available    the suitably revised conditions of carriage be prepared.   This should be done in consultation with people with                                                            people with disabilities. In the review process they should consult
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Government.                                                  upon request during a flight.                            Airlines should not be permitted to restrict the           disabilities.                                                                                                   people with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              transferability of tickets, except where absolutely        An industry-based complaints process that is                                                                    The procedure for accessing information about wheelchair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary; and airlines should be required to offer        accessible to all consumers, which can provide timely                                                           details be reviewed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              passengers refunds instead of credits where a              outcomes and result in systemic improvements to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              passenger is unable to travel for reasons beyond their     service delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              control.                                                   That the Department of Infrastructure, Transport,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Airlines be required to expand the grounds on which a      Regional Development and Local Government and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              person may be eligible for a refund; and,                  airline industry incorporate the proposals developed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The compensation available to people with disability for   the Public Interest Advocacy Centre‟s publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cancelled or rescheduled flights should be increased.      “Flight Closed” into the regulatory system needed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As required by the Transport Standards, air transport      improve the conditions for people with disabilities in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              providers should offer information to consumers in         airline industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              plain English and make available the full terms and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              conditions in alternate formats, on request.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Operators review the restrictions they place on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              carriage to ensure they are consistent with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Transport Standards and the Disability Discrimination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Act 1992.




Australian General                                                                      Self-Administration for private G.A. should be                                                                  The use of G.A. for transport compared with motor
Aviation Alliance                                                                       delegated to an appropriate industry organisation.                                                              vehicles would have a profound benefit on the
(AGAA)
                                                                                        CASA regulations should be tempered with a policy for                                                           Australian environment considering that aircraft burn
                                                                                        the development and promotion of G.A. and                                                                       fuel much cleaner than automobiles
                                                                                        requirements which are not strictly of an important
                                                                                        safety matter should be amended if not eliminated.
                                                                                        Breaching of regulations should NOT be a CRIMINAL
                                                                                        offence. New Zealand and USA regulations should be
                                                                                        used as an example. Cost Recovery should be
                                                                                        transparent with a proper independent audit of costs
                                                                                        incurred.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                   1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                                 1.2 Domestic services                                             1.3 regional & general aviation                                 1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                  2 Aviation infrastructure                                      2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Australian Hotels        International air services policy                                        The aviation and the hotel industries are key elements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The National Aviation Policy Statement should recommend the
Association (AHA)                                                                                 in the tourism supply chain. Therefore, Australia‟s new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       removal of current obligations that reduce the efficiency and
                                                                                                  National Aviation Policy Statement must be linked to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          effectiveness of major airports. Relocating regional air services
                                                                                                  the Australia‟s National Long-Term Tourism Strategy,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Bankstown Airport would increase the capacity of Sydney
                                                                                                  which will also soon be developed, and both should                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Airport to handle future international traffic and alleviate the
                                                                                                  guide legislation, regulation and other processes to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          need for a second international airport in Sydney.
                                                                                                  help maximise the number of visitors to Australia and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To assist with improving regional access in and around Sydney,
                                                                                                  travel/tourism within Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              it is the submission of the AHA that Newcastle and Canberra
                                                                                                  Aviation access to Australia must be based on current                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airports could accommodate overflow passenger and cargo air
                                                                                                  and future demand for all potential visitors. This                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            traffic and that these facilities should be linked to Sydney by a
                                                                                                  includes visitors who travel for reasons of leisure,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very Fast Train (VFT).
                                                                                                  business, meetings, exhibitions and conventions, to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Transport links to and from Melbourne Airport would be
                                                                                                  further their education, medical treatment or to visit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        enhanced with the establishment of a high-speed rail link
                                                                                                  friends and relatives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        between the city centre and the airport at Tullamarine. The
                                                                                                  Australia should adopt a robust process to monitor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AHA favours a similar option as part of the redevelopment of
                                                                                                  bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) to assess if                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perth Airport.
                                                                                                  they help or hinder competitive air access to this
                                                                                                  country. The AHA believes that a formal process
                                                                                                  should be established to enable a review of bilateral
                                                                                                  arrangements on an identified transport/tourism
                                                                                                  corridor if they are impeding visitor access to Australia.
                                                                                                  This should apply a “use it or lose it approach” that
                                                                                                  could allow designated airlines to operate on specific
                                                                                                  routes between Australia and other countries, even if
                                                                                                  that airline is neither based in Australia nor in the
                                                                                                  country at the other end of the route or routes. A final
                                                                                                  decision should be based on a demonstrable demand
                                                                                                  for that service which is not being met by approved
                                                                                                  carriers and the assessment of the total net benefit to
                                                                                                  Australia.
Australian Licenced      Safety, regulatory reform, Emissions,                                    Australian hotels would derive benefits important role
                                                                                                  The Government should recognise the from increased The policy contains a statement that the Commonwealth                                                                                     „Systems of maintenance‟ schemes, certification standards,                                                                       The construction or development or redevelopment of any
Aircraft Engineers       Domestic, International, Airport                                         Qantas has played as the national airline, its             Government‟s spending on Government contracts and                                                                                 competency requirements, in civil and military aviation will be                                                                  airport must contain reserved space for the construction of
Association (ALAEA)      planning, Skills                                                         contribution to the economy and the Government‟s           domestic air travel will be fair and equitable and allocated on                                                                   consistent and aligned. Group or co-operative training                                                                           maintenance facilities
                                                                                                  interest in keeping Qantas as an Australian based          a formula basis.                                                                                                                  arrangements should be established using appropriate funding
                                                                                                  airline.                                                                                                                                                                                     and incentives.




Australian Local       Regional aviation, remote air                                                                                                                                                                           Supports continuation of subsidies to support services to                                                                                                                                        Should evaluate the policy of devolving responsibility of support
Government Association services, airport planning and                                                                                                                                                                          remote areas.                                                                                                                                                                                    funding to local governments within the context of the Inter-
                         development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Governmental Agreement Establishing Principles Guiding Inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Governmental Relations on Local Government Matters. While
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                local Government appreciates support given to regional airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for security etc, there is no strategy behind the support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Should appropriately consult with local governments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                explicitly state in any decision whether developments are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                consistent with state and local plans and if not why they should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                proceed. Consideration should be given to charging the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                equivalent of rates and developer contributions to councils to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                help pay for infrastructure requirements.

Australian Mayoral       International air services, Noise,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sydney Airport Capacity: Sydney airport is well beyond         Rate equivalent payments and the broader question of Land
Aviation Council         Consumer protection, environmental,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     capacity and is likely to be so long before the expiry in      Use Planning for non-aeronautical commercial development on
                         GA, security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2023/24 of the current Master Plan. The only effective         airports - airport operators should not have an unfair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 method to improve the international capacity is to reduce or   competitive advantage over other property owners. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 displace the domestic capacity to a second airport. The        Department of Transport and Regional Services administering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 limitation on the capacity of Sydney Airport will have “flow   the airports‟ leases did not take action to require the airports to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on” effects for other major airports.                          comply with the provisions of those leases dealing with rate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                equivalent payments. When dealing with public money a higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                level of accountability is expected and that Department failed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                properly administer that lease. There have been instances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                where it has been alleged that the work projects on airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have been broken down into its various parts so that the cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                does not exceed the limit of $10 million (now $20 Million) which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is the trigger in the Airports Act to require the preparation of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Draft Major Development Plan. Such attempts to avoid the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                provisions of the Airports Act should be prohibited by the proper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                administration of the Act. The Airports Act, at section 94,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nominates the matters which the Minister must have regard to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in deciding whether to approve the plan. None of the matters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                includes the effect upon the community. The current Airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Act does not countenance the possibility that a fatal flaw may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                be found in a Draft Major Development Plan at consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stage and, therefore, makes no provision for the proponent of
Australian Mooney        GA, rural regional, CASA-regulatory,                                                                                                                                                                  There needs to be a federal commitment to the improvement Pilot training could be brought into the HECS scheme.                                                                                  such a plan to go back to start again. The Airports Act is access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In order to promote aviation there needs to be adequate               The ADF has been granted exclusive use over a significant
Pilots Association       Airport access, security, air traffic                                                                                                                                                                 and maintenance of the infrastructure. Clearly major                                                                                                                                             to airports. A possible solution to this may be access to existing    proportion of airspace which seems unnecessary when compared
(AMPA)                   management                                                                                                                                                                                            infrastructure (such as air traffic control, radio networks etc)                                                                                                                                 military facilities needs to be considered. There are a number        to other international models even before the relatively small scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               needs to be managed federally. Other components, such as                                                                                                                                         of global precedents for the safe, effective use of military          of the ADFs aviation activities is taken into account. This creates a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               local airfields, need more support.                                                                                                                                                              airports by GA.                                                       significant inconvenience to GA flights. A commitment needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      made to a satellite based GNSS augmentation system and ADS-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B. Given the level of technology currently available, we believe that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the weather information available to pilots in the air is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      acceptable. As the Flightwatch network can be undependable and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      does not cover remote areas Real Time weather should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      available. An ideal model would be the XM satellite system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      available in the US where near real-time storm information, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      current forecasts are available to pilots without the need for direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      contact with a with an ATC/Flightwatch operator. A number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      airports with ILS are not accessible to GA or require this to be pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      arranged. The lack of VHF radio coverage is a major concern. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lack of coverage compromises safety and limits operations (e.g. it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      often precludes IFR operations). Surely it is time to fill the gaps in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Australia‟s VHF network so that the whole country has VHF above
Australian Network of    Emissions, airport planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comprehensive environmental assessment of all airport                 5000 feet and much more area with coverage to circuit heights.
Environmental                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   expansions and new airports should include comprehensive
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                evaluation of greenhouse impacts.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                             3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform               4 Customer & community protection - addressing              4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                    4.2 aircraft noise                                           4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards   4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                       impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accident

Australian Hotels                                                                                                                                                                                   Climate change and the expectation airlines (and other       The Federal Government has indicated that it will
Association (AHA)                                                                                                                                                                                   businesses) will have to (further) cut carbon emissions      maintain existing airport curfews. The AHA is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the near future will have major commercial                fundamentally opposed to airport curfews because
                                                                                                                                                                                                    implications for the aviation sector, particularly long-     they reduce the efficient and effective use of airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                    haul destinations, such as Australia. The AHA does not       infrastructure and are a barrier to cost-effective air
                                                                                                                                                                                                    support the unilateral imposition of a national levy or      access.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tax to help tackle this issue. Aviation and the broader
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tourism industry need to be seen as an export-exposed
                                                                                                                                                                                                    industry and treated accordingly within Australia‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                    proposed emissions trading scheme.




Australian Licenced      Aviation maintenance” should be recognised for its      Regulatory reform should not lower Australian                                                                      “Aviation maintenance” should be recognised within the
Aircraft Engineers       contribution to air safety. Airlines who use Australian standards of competence, certification, maintenance                                                                policy as an essential tool in reducing and managing
Association (ALAEA)
                         airspace are expected to maximise their contribution to and/or safety.                                                                                                     carbon emissions and an airline that performs light and
                         the Australian economy by establishing and                                                                                                                                 heavy maintenance of its aircraft within Australia will be
                         maintaining maintenance capabilities within Australia                                                                                                                      given carbon credits in recognition that the efficiency of
                         employing Australian based workers and to comply                                                                                                                           airframe and engines is being maintained to the
                         with Australian aviation maintenance standards. CASA                                                                                                                       acceptable Australian standard so as to maximise fuel
                         will communicate to persons with responsibilities under                                                                                                                    burn efficiency.
                         the CAA or its Regulations within a relevant
                         corporation any concerns, problems or alleged
                         breaches and maintain a strict regime of inspection,
                         audit and ensure compliance with the CAA and it‟s
                         Regulations without regard to commercial or political
                         influences. CASA should remain party to the ICAO
                         standards whilst recognising they are the global
                         minimum standard and where Australian standards are
                         better or higher they will be maintained.


Australian Local
Government Association




Australian Mayoral                                                                                                                      There is a pressing need for an Aviation Ombudsman          Carbon offset schemes will do nothing directly about         Complaints about noise and curfew incursions are                                                                                                                     That aviation security be subject to a comprehensive objective
Aviation Council                                                                                                                        who could provide a method for dealing with                 the effects of emissions upon the communities                currently recorded by the telephone answering                                                                                                                        review to determine if the current levels of security are
                                                                                                                                        complaints about airports and airlines for which there is   surrounding airports which are currently suffering           machine set up for the purpose by Airservices Australia                                                                                                              appropriate or necessary.
                                                                                                                                        no reasonable avenue of appeal other than the airports      deleterious effects from those emissions. The                but there is little evidence that the complaints are taken
                                                                                                                                        and airlines themselves.                                    emissions trading schemes seem to be little more than        seriously. There should be a review of the properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                    a permit to go on polluting by paying for the privilege.     surrounding the major airports to determine if the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 benefits of the sound insulation programme which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 applied to Sydney Airport could be applied some of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 those properties. Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 aircraft may, in the future, if it can be demonstrated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 that they meet the appropriate controls, become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 acceptable to operate outside curfews. The ANEF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 system is flawed if the information upon which it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 prepared is supplied by the airport and it is not then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 subject to any objective review of its validity. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 possible solution restricting aircraft to very limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 approach/departure paths and to treat the houses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 effected by noise with appropriate soundproofing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 other measures. If any home could not be effectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 so treated it would be compulsorily acquired and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 accommodation found elsewhere for those residents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 At the present time aircraft noise is “shared” around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 over so many houses that it is economically impossible
Australian Mooney                                                               The culture that permeates CASA is one that does not                                                                                                                             to insulate all of them so there is no end in sight to the                                                                                                           GA pilots face is the lack of a common security access systems
Pilots Association                                                              include the concept of the promotion of aviation. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at airports.
(AMPA)
                                                                                constant changing of rules and regulations is a
                                                                                disincentive to participating in GA.




Australian Network of                                                                                                                                                                               The Australian Government must introduce regulatory
Environmental                                                                                                                                                                                       and non-regulatory mechanisms to reduce aviation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    emissions. Offset schemes should be limited in use.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Offsets should be limited to projects that are verifiable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    permanent and ecologically sustainable, to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                    genuine accounting of emissions. Federal Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                    guidelines that codify strict offsetting standards should
                                                                                                                                                                                                    be introduced. This will ensure that only genuine
                                                                                                                                                                                                    offsets are used and will also improve consumer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    confidence. Mitigation measures, such as demand side
                                                                                                                                                                                                    management, should be the primary focus of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    government funding and industry action. Demand
                                                                                                                                                                                                    management initiatives include the introduction of a flat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    rate greenhouse charge on domestic flights and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    kerosene tax, both of which will increase costs for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    consumers and reduce demand. The Federal
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Government should provide funding and facilitate
                                                                                                                                                                                                    research into alternative fuels, improved operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                    procedures, advances in fuel efficiency and research
                                                                                                                                                                                                    into engineering options. The Federal Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                    should investigate viable surface-based transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                    options to reduce demand for air travel. Potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                    proposals include high speed rail links between
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. Lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and business operational changes should be

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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                     1 Australian aviation industry               1.1 International services                                  1.2 Domestic services                                         1.3 regional & general aviation                                     1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                    2 Aviation infrastructure                                         2.1 airport planning and development                               2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Australian Services      International, domestic and regional      Sees deregulation of industry as             .                                                           Considers a national airline critical to ensuring continued   Supports continued subsidy of services to regional and              Supports the introduction of the National Aviation Training         Pricing of car parking (and physical locations) and other         Focus on commercial development is impacting core
Union                    air services, skills shortages, airport   detrimental to Australian jobs, wages and                                                                commitment to servicing domestic network                      remote communities                                                  Standards and seeks its expansion to cover all fields               services at airports prohibitive for workers                      aeronautical business including passenger facilitation.
                         planning, safety, security, aircraft      conditions and contributing to the push to                                                                                                                                                                                                 experiencing skill shortages including tourism.                                                                                       Aeronautical infrastructure in need of maintenance and
                         noise, consumer protection and            'off-shore' work. Also sees deregulation as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      upgrades
                         disability standards.
                                                                   exposing Australian carriers and industry to
                                                                   unsuitable levels of competition and
                                                                   threatening safety standards and
                                                                   conditions through 'flag of convenience'
                                                                   carriers.
Australian Sport         support for current safety oversight,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Improve risk management approach to classification of airspace
Aviation Confederation   consultative risk assessment, ATM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and review regularly
(ASAC)                   strategic planning, asccess to small
                         airports, airspace, safety, security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Need for a strategic Air Traffic Management Plan.




Australian Tourism       International air services, airport                                                    A rapid unilateral move by Australia to “open skies”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ATEC is yet to be convinced of the need for a second
Export Council (ATEC)    planning.                                                                              would lead to an upheaval in the short term, as new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 international airport within or outside the Sydney basin. Global
                                                                                                                entrants “cherry-pick” profitable routes (with a strong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             experience in regional airport development sustains a strong
                                                                                                                business travel mix) to the possible detriment of less                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              argument that market forces should be allowed to operate with
                                                                                                                profitable routes with a stronger leisure travel mix.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               respect to the further development of Newcastle and Canberra
                                                                                                                Supportive the progressive liberalisation of our aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           airports. To this end, ATEC also supports the investigation by
                                                                                                                markets as long as it leads to sustainable benefits for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Western Australian Government into whether market forces
                                                                                                                the tourism industry. Any decisions need to be mindful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              would support a domestic and international-capable airport for
                                                                                                                of, if not subject to, the commercial interests of Qantas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Margaret River region, and fully endorses the ongoing
                                                                                                                (and Virgin Blue) and the government should                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         process for Broome International Airport to develop a service to
                                                                                                                vigorously pursue liberal access to foreign markets on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Singapore.
                                                                                                                behalf of the Qantas Group and the Virgin Group.
                                                                                                                ATEC welcomes the participation in Australia of many
                                                                                                                foreign carriers. We also welcome the entry of new
                                                                                                                carriers, mainly from Asia, the Americas and the GCC,
                                                                                                                and “low-cost” carriers from the Asia-Pacific region. A
                                                                                                                sustainable competitive mix of profitable national and
                                                                                                                foreign carriers is critical to the future of Australia‟s
                                                                                                                tourism industry.


Australian Unmanned      Unmanned aircraft systems and             Seeks recognition that unmanned aerial
Aircraft Systems (UAS    regulatory oversight including R&D.       system industry exists and that it is a
Australia)               Provides ten letters of endorsement       growing component of the aviation
                         for position paper provided by UAS        community. Seeks a commitment to work
                         Australia.
                                                                   with the UAS industry to collaboratively
                                                                   explore regulatory issues by funding
                                                                   research and the establishment of
                                                                   dedicated UAS program function within
                                                                   CASA and Airservices

Australian Workers‟      regional regulation, training and                                                                                                                                                                                The Australian Government establishes a national review into        That the Department of Education, Employment Relations,
Union                    safety                                                                                                                                                                                                           regional aviation services and develops a national strategy to      establish a review into apprenticeships within the aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          support Australia‟s regional communities that includes airport      sector and develop a new strategy with all stakeholders that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          development, regional route planning, and fuel cost review.         encourage young Australians to enter the industry and retain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              them long term.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That the Department of Transport in association with the Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aviation Safety Authority develop a new training program and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              licensing scheme that involves multi level licensing for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Australian nationals.
Aviation Maintenance,    International - safety & competition;     Aviation must be treated not separately,     The past fixation with competition will not improve air     Deregulation has not benefited the community on other than    Major regional centres should have a regulated system to            Trade qualifications for LAME's must be compatible with North       Privatisation of airports has been a failure, with owners         There should be national building codes for all commercial and
Repair & Overhaul        deregulation;GA & regional regulate       but as part of a government National         services to and from Australia or support an Australian     major east coast routes. There are not enough passengers      support their region and small regional centres may need            America and Europe and CASA should recognise a national             extracting 'enormous' profits and airlines suffering increasing   private buildings within a specified radius of an aerodrome.
Business Assoc           & support; skills & qualifications;
(AMROBA)
                                                                   Transport Policy, addressing all modes of    based industry. The Government should be negotiating        available to regional and remote areas to support a free      government assistance to provide air services to their              industry trade qualification system that enables industry wide      costs. Government assistance should be provided for               Most privately, not so much community, owned airports charge
                         infrastructure; insurance on all          transport.                                   with other Asia Pacific countries to adopt similar          market.                                                       community. Governments should return to licensing                   employability and transportable qualifications. CASA should         aerodrome maintenance and improvements based on the               excessive fees to maximise returns to share holders. There is
                         aircraft; harmonise security standards
                                                                                                                regulatory and business standards for all operators in                                                                    operators to regional and remote areas to remove                    have a licensing system based on globally acceptable trade          ability of community owned aerodrome operators to attract         little transparency and resident businesses are forced to accept
                                                                                                                the region. Opening markets usually means safer                                                                           competition. This would enable operators to invest in new           qualifications. Aviation maintenance training should be under       aviation business, as in the US.                                  their costs or leave the aerodrome.
                                                                                                                operators will reduce costs, sometimes affecting safety                                                                   aircraft. Australia should adopt a free market to support an        the Transport& logistics Industries Skills Council, with skills
                                                                                                                standards, to compete with low cost carriers. The cost                                                                    air taxi system, like in the US, utilising aircraft no older than   training for other transport modes.
                                                                                                                of spreading border control capabilities to regional                                                                      20 years. This would remove ageing aircraft from the market
                                                                                                                aerodromes would far exceed the benefits.                                                                                 and provide competition to airlines that are maintaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          unprofitable regional services. GA is still over regulated,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          preventing growth. It needs to be deregulated, like in the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and NZ.


Aviation Safety Forum    Safety, skills shortages,                                                              Lessons to be learnt from international practices of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Early consultation with CASA on proposed development to            Of the view Airspace Act and Policy Statement be permitted to
                         infrastructure and liberalisation                                                      safety regulators                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ensure safety issues addressed under a project-specific risk       work through a cycle before policy settings are examined.
                         A number of observations and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               management approach                                                Supports use of new technologies.
                         recommendations on operational
                         CASA issues that may warrant
                         individual consideration outside of the
                         NAPS process

Aviation Safety          Safety; CASA Board                                                                     Considers CASA should maintain a strict approach to                                                                       Considers safety measures for regional RPT should                   Identifies skills shortages as a major challenge for safety.
Foundation Australasia                                                                                          foreign operators safety standards and AOC                                                                                acknowledge low capacity aircraft can pose additional safety
                                                                                                                surveillance.                                                                                                             risks.




Aviation Sunshine        International, domestic and regional                                                   Supports application of 'Regional Package' and              Supports deregulation                                         Air connectivity to capitals is essential of social and economic Sees a need for improved training facilities and financial                                                                               Airports need protection from encroachment, particularly          Supports current network pricing for ATM and ARFFs.
Coast Inc                services, skills, airport planning                                                     suggests dispersal of border services to regional ports                                                                   sustainability. Sees a devolution from a Federal                 assistance to address the pilot shortage including flight                                                                                regional and GA airports, through legislated protection for noise
                         including noise, and security                                                          under network pricing model to encourage carriers                                                                         responsibility to a local govt one without commensurate          instructors.                                                                                                                             corridors and airspace for both current and future airport needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          funding and support from Federal or state govts. Suggests a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regional airport infrastructure fund to ensure sustainability of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          services. Recommends 'second tier' airports at regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          centres must be treated separately from capital city airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          under regulatory regimes. Sees access to capital city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          airports by GA as restricted and has concerns over ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          viability of sector due to fuel prices, aging aircraft and poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          infrastructure planning.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                   4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                 4.2 aircraft noise                                     4.3 consumer protection                                 4.4 disability standards                                   4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an               5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                              impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  accident

Australian Services      Views the airlines focus on profit over safety as                                                                                                                      Sees drive for competition as detracting from             Suggests review of arbitrary curfew measures to        Sees consumer awareness of ticket restrictions for      Provision of appropriate equipment, training and                                                                          Concerned that adequate screening of pax, baggage and cargo
Union                    detrimental to safety standards and considers that if                                                                                                                  measures to address environmental issues                  balance amenity of community with needs of the 24      travel on LCCs as crucial and onus is on industry and   infrastructure needed in order to facilitate movement of                                                                  not occurring at regional airports and sees it as a Govt, not
                         liberalisation agenda pursued it should be with                                                                                                                                                                                  hour economy, particularly air freight.                Govt to promote                                         disabled pax                                                                                                              industry, issue to address. Sees lack of customer interface and
                         countries that have strong safety records. Considers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ID requirements, eg through self-check kiosks, as flaws in
                         'air rage' a risk to worker safety and recommends                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         layered security regime. Considers air cargo screening requires
                         improved passenger facilitation, signage warning of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       improvement along with consultation on security measures.
                         penalties and training of staff.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Recommends streamline of ASIC renewal process for on-going
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employees.

Australian Sport                                                                   1. Increased funding for self-administration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Security requirements have not been risk based and have been
Aviation Confederation                                                             2. Increase auditing by CASA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    detrimental to industry.
(ASAC)
                                                                                   3. Introduce auditing by ATSB
                                                                                   4. Modernise safety systems to place greater
                                                                                   responsibility on pilots rather then the regulator
                                                                                   4. A National Training School should be set up with
                                                                                   responsibility for Instructor and instructing standards.
                                                                                   This organisation should contain a joint Industry/CASA
                                                                                   National Safety and Training Panel with the
                                                                                   responsibility to recommend competency standards
                                                                                   and instructional techniques and oversee this changed
                                                                                   level of responsibility towards SMS systems for pilots.

                                                                                   Self administration should not be adopted as a cost
                                                                                   saving measure, rather as a means of improving
                                                                                   safety.
                                                                                   Supports a CASA Board.
                                                                                   ODLP needs resources to expedite drafting of
                                                                                   regulations.

Australian Tourism
Export Council (ATEC)




Australian Unmanned                                                                Considers CASA leadership in the arena of unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS                                                              aircraft a positive that has recently been overtaken by
Australia)
                                                                                   international development. Seeks review of
                                                                                   airworthiness certificate impediments to the operation
                                                                                   of UAS in Australia.




Australian Workers‟      That the Australian Government establish an inquiry
Union                    into the impact of outsourcing aviation maintenance to
                         foreign countries and develop a strategy in partnership
                         with all stakeholder that will encourage the long term
                         sustainability of aviation maintenance in Australia.




Aviation Maintenance,                                                              Australia should do what Canada has done and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All aircraft should be required to have at least third party   Australia's security standards should harmonise with the
Repair & Overhaul                                                                  develop a complete aviation system that fits into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                property insurance.                                            countries that aircraft directly fly to and from and Australia must
Business Assoc
(AMROBA)
                                                                                   Australian legislative practices, style and format, not a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       work with foreign countries to standardise security standards.
                                                                                   conglomeration of regulations based on FAA, EASA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Currently, security provisions at regional and remote aerodromes
                                                                                   and unique Australian regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are no more than a political stunt. Nobody has identified a real
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   threat in dealing with the small aircraft sector. Security should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   based on identified risk, not one size fits all. Industry should not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   have to bear the cost of security. It is the Government's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   responsibility to provide the necessary policing and enforcement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   agencies to protect the public. Frequent travellers should be able
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to obtain a security clearance that enables them to access a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   simpler security check at airports. Freight forwarders and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   staff should be security cleared to the same level as other airside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   personnel.

Aviation Safety Forum    Considers CASA can better relate to stakeholders,         Sees merit in the reintroduction of CASA Board. Pace
                         including working relationships across Govt, through      of reform can be improved through resourcing by Govt
                         consultation, communication and education leading to      or issuing Civil Aviation Orders to implement pending
                         improved safety outcomes                                  enactment of legislation.




Aviation Safety          Considers ICAO 'Global Aviation Safety Roadmap',          Supports introduction of a board for CASA if its
Foundation Australasia   with an emphasis on SMS, should be the framework          composition is balanced between industry experience
                         for Australian regime and supports international          and governance skills. Sees merit in a consultative
                         harmonisation and mutual recognition through Bilateral    body between the board and industry such as the
                         Aviation Safety Agreements.                               Aviation Safety Forum. Acknowledges complex role of
                                                                                   safety regulator and eductator and sees merit in
                                                                                   continuation of measures to foster industry outreach
                                                                                   and enforcement such as self-regulation where
                                                                                   appropriate, awareness raising and consultation,
                                                                                   streamlined regulatory practices and strong
                                                                                   enforcement action where warranted. Supports
                                                                                   outcomes focussed regulatory approach in partnership
                                                                                   with industry and sees the growth in aviation industry
                                                                                   as a challenge to be met with a dynamic approach to
                                                                                   regulation including mechanisms to promote self
                                                                                   regulation by industry where appropriate.


Aviation Sunshine                                                                  Supports ongoing regulatory reform and suggests the                                                          Sees a need for international guidelines to monitor and   Considers AS 2021 & ANEF to have failed as effective                                                                                                                                                                                     Considers the Dept has failed to consult effectively on strategic
Coast Inc                                                                          process be extended to security                                                                              report on effectiveness of measures and considers         land use planning tools and recommends a better                                                                                                                                                                                          security issues and views the application of measures to regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                accreditation of local off-set projects will make         model be developed to protect airports and inform                                                                                                                                                                                        aviation and airports as arbitrary. Sees cost imposition of
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures more accessible to regional communities.         communities including information for prospective                                                                                                                                                                                        measures at regional airports to be disproportionate for no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          purchasers of noise affected property.                                                                                                                                                                                                   tangible security outcome, particularly CBS and airside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   inspection. Sees security as a Federal responsibility and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   suggests resumption of responsibility for security or subsidisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of costs. Considers investigation in necessary of network pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   models, standardisation of costing models for mandatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   measures and evaluation of charging regime for in relation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   future planning and cost recovery from airlines. Suggests threat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   assessments need to be prepared for each airport and operator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to provide the basis for security measures rather than application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of 'one size fits all' approach. Mandatory technological solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   need to be considered where risk and cost benefit can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   demonstrated by the regulator.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                     1 Australian aviation industry          1.1 International services                                   1.2 Domestic services                                             1.3 regional & general aviation                                    1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                    2 Aviation infrastructure                                            2.1 airport planning and development                                   2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Ban Aircraft Over         Airport noise
Residential Brisbane


Bankstown Airport         Bankstown Airport and its role in                                                                                                             Bankstown Airport has the potential for direct services to such                                                                      Passenger operations will generate a range of new                                                                                        Integration of Bankstown (multi-use), Kingsford Smith (high     Currently ATM is based on a segmented approach for each airport
Limited                   development of Western Sydney                                                                                                                 cities as Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. Importantly,                                                                             employment opportunities in maintenance, customer service,                                                                               quality gateway pax), Camden (light sport and recreational) and in the Sydney basin. Sharing load to Bankstown can better
                                                                                                                                                                        Bankstown Airport can be developed as a hub operation for                                                                            operations, security, catering and manufacturing.                                                                                        Richmond Airports (defence, freighters). Approval processes     manage congestion.
                                                                                                                                                                        services from regional NSW connecting through Bankstown                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for non - aeronautical development should not be increased.
                                                                                                                                                                        to these major cities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Non aviation complementary developments are essential for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      maintaining infrastructure, especially GA.

Bankstown Airport Out - Airport planning, specifically                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Believes a second Sydney airport outside of the Basin                Believes all privatised airports should pay rates equivalent and
Tourism In              Bankstown and second Syd airport,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary and recommends evaluation of site at Goulburn.             urban services fees under the 'user pays' principles. Seeks a
                          and security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All international traffic should be relocated to the new site        cap on movements and 7-7 curfew at Bankstown and its closer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with domestic, regional and freight activities consolidated at       within a 5-10 year time frame
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KSA.
Bankstown City Council Airport planning, noise, security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bankstown Council supports continuing operation of                   Fundamental problems with the current airport planning regime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bankstown Airport as a GA facility but opposes any proposal          include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to cater for expanded RPT growth for Sydney, outside of              ·The continued exemption of commercial development at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 what is currently approved in the Airport Master Plan                airports from state and local planning laws - resulting in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      developments which may be inconsistent or incompatible with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      surrounding developments or local growth strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      · The absence of any developer contributions regime to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that Airport Lessee Companies (ALCs), and not the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ratepayers, pay for the enhanced infrastructure costs of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      developments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      · The inadequate community consultation, lack of transparency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and public accountability in the development approval process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for developments worth less than $20 million.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      · The inadequate planning assessment, which fails to consider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      impacts of airport development on environment, amenity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      infrastructure, properties and business in surrounding areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      · Ineffective master planning and development approval
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      process resulting in unrestrained retail development at airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at the expense of future aviation expansion needs.




Baulkham Hills Shire      Infrastructure, airport planning and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Investigations ought to be carried out into providing                The MOU with Bankstown Council model used for Bankstown
Council                   development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           additional capacity for Sydney by using the Richmond RAAF            Airport is an appropriate framework for consultation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Base for small scale commercial operations, similar to               planning with local councils. Local, State and Federal transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Williamtown where commercial flights operate without                 projects need to be linked, planned and integrated so that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 compromising military operations.                                    ability of aviation infrastructure to expand is not compromised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and, conversely, expansion of aviation infrastructure does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lead to overloading of local infrastructure. Also diversification of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      airports to retail uses can have detrimental impacts on local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      centres and early communication is essential.

Board of Airline          International, infrastructure, safety,                                           Aviation policy should accept that governments cannot                                                                          Cross subsidisation of regional services by charges on             Government has a role to play in assisting in the investment in     To deal with the emerging problem of uncontrolled retail             The Government should follow ICAO principles and put the               BARA generally supports the deployment of ADS-B and GNSS
Representatives of        air traffic management, climate                                                  selectively encourage the development of non-capital                                                                           international or domestic trunk route services will damage         skills for the aviation industry. A nationally coordinated          expansion at international terminals, the ACCC's quality of          onus on the proponent to demonstrate that a development will           technologies, but opposes any cross subsidisation by airlines of the
Australia (BARA)          change, noise, consumer protection,                                              city gateways contrary to market forces, unless                                                                                competition, reduce efficiency and become unsustainable if         approach to promoting Australia internationally as a centre of      service monitoring should give specific consideration to the         not adversely interfere with operations, rather than the               costs of retaining redundant facilities to support military operations
                          disability standards, compensation,                                              supported by subsidies and incentives. Any such                                                                                there is a downturn in demand for those services from which        excellence for training should be considered, as should             relative distribution of terminal areas between retail and           Department having to demonstrate that it will. CASA is not             or "cross industry" funding to assist the GA industry with the
                          aviation charges, security, border
                                                                                                           subsidies should be transparent and direct, without                                                                            the subsidy is extracted. BARA is concerned about the              removing barriers to entry to training programs. Taxation and       aeronautical operations. freight facilities should also be           active enough and the regulations should be strengthened to            transition. Also, network pricing should be avoided for ATM
                          control.
                                                                                                           cross subsidy from other aviation stakeholders.                                                                                ACCC acceptance of network pricing for ARFFS and the               skills training policy need to be complementary so the cost of      included in this monitoring. The light handed regulatory policy      require it to provide safety advice on all development                 services.
                                                                                                           Similarly, making access to major city airports                                                                                precedent that this could set for the provision of other           investment in training is minimised.                                now in place has sufficiently clear pricing principles to deliver    applications. A priority for the NAPS should be procedures for
                                                                                                           conditional on serving a regional port distorts the                                                                            services, including navigation services.                                                                                               airport charges that are reasonable. However, a more robust          improving planning and coordination of airport development
                                                                                                           market.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               approach to price monitoring and reregulation is required.           parameters between Commonwealth, State and local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The passenger movement charge is an inefficient funding              governments. The nomination of a second Sydney airport site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mechanism and should be abolished.                                   needs urgent consideration. Options near to Sydney include
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Newcastle or Richmond and expansion of the existing airport to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kurnell. A greenfield site is another alternative. BARA does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      advocate a particular option at this time.

Boeing Australia          International, skills needs,                                                     Boeing support liberalisation and believes Australia                                                                                                                                              The Government should increase funding for universities and                                                                              National, state and local governments need to consider long      Australia has and should continue to be a leader in introducing new
Holdings                  infrastructure and planning, ATM,                                                should grant beyond rights to Asia, the ME and the US.                                                                                                                                            TAFE's for engineering and trade training.                                                                                               term airport capacity growth needs before permitting residential technologies, such as ADS-B and GNSS. Australia should also
                          safety, climate change, security.                                                 More competition on these routes will drive increased                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     development close to the airport.                                continue to focus on global interoperability.
                                                                                                           trade and investment and further propel economic
                                                                                                           growth.




Briggs Aerospace          GA, security, skills, safety, airport                                                                                                                                                                           Pilot training does not include business training, leading to the There is no pilot shortage, most pilots are finding it hard to get                                                                        Landing fees have increased. Non aviation property
Technologies              planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                       GA industry being not being quipped to run businesses or          a job. Also Australian based airlines still require much more                                                                             development on airports hampers the growth of aviation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          market themselves.                                                flight experience compared to overseas airlines. Pilots are                                                                               Marketing of aviation at airports is not happening leading to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            discriminated against as training is not subsidised.                                                                                      decay of airports and airports being rundown and sold-off for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      non-aviation purposes.




Brisbane Airport          Airport planning and infrastructure      Key economic driver of employment and   Supports competition and liberalisation particularly for     Supports current policy                                           Sees maintenance of viable sector as important to insulate                                                                                                                                    Supports current Federal planning regime and seeks nationally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Privatisation has directly resulted in significant, private sector
Corporation               investment, noise management,            services                                hub carriers and emerging markets such as China and                                                                            capital city airports from aging aircraft and ancillary services                                                                                                                              consistent standards for statutory planning documents. Looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 investment in aviation infrastructure. Airport and off-airport
                          competition and liberalisation,                                                  India and automatic 'own stopover' traffic in ASAs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for greater coordination of off-airport land use planning to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 planning needs to recognise the regional role of airport as
                          security and emissions                                                           Urges cautionary approach to liberalisation of cargo                                                                                                                                                                                                                  strategic infrastructure                               prevent residential creep and high-rise encroachment on
                                                                                                           services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     airspace
Burnie Airport            Regional and GA, skills, airport                                                                                                                                                                                The policy should express the economic and social             It is becoming increasingly difficult to retain airfield staff at  The AWP must recognise that airports are the risk takers of Government needs to give certainty that investment in
Corporation               planning and development, safety,                                                                                                                                                                               importance of aviation in regional Australia & also recognise regional airports. Without local airport expertise there can be no the industry and infrastructure investments cannot be moved. infrastructure will be protected and not devalued.
                          emissions and climate change,                                                                                                                                                                                   that there are a number of privately owned/operated airfields RPT services. In the longer term we may need to consider                                                                        Better enforcement mechanisms needed for airport planning.
                          aircraft noise, aviation security.                                                                                                                                                                              that receive no financial support from any government and     assisted training schemes, such as HECS type schemes or                                                                         Airport charges are only a small part airline expenses, given the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are also provide essential services. Policy should support    incentives to remain in rural areas similar to the Rural Doctors                                                                huge capital investments required, it could be argued that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          these facilities & assist with provision of long term vital   Scheme.                                                                                                                         airports are currently under charging.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          infrastructure such as runways.                                                                                                                                                               A more active and integrated planning approach should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We have a Roads to Recovery Program, why not an Airports                                                                                                                                      taken in regards to airport planning, particularly in terms of road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Recovery Program? Regional airlines are often in a                                                                                                                                         access to airports.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dominant or monopoly position when dealing with regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          airports.

Cairns Airport and        International, regional and GA, ATM,                                             Offering beyond rights to international airlines out of                                                                        While region specific marketing should ultimately be                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Economic efficiency supports location specific, cost reflective
Tourism Tropical North    security.                                                                        regional airports would provide greater impetus for                                                                            undertaken by regional bodies, to the extent that the Federal                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pricing. However, equity or regional development considerations
Queensland
                                                                                                           airlines to offer such routes. Triangulation rights with                                                                       Government seeks to pursue regional development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    may suggest something more akin to network pricing (or targeted
                                                                                                           major airports could also increase services at regional                                                                        objectives in areas that are highly tourism dependent, there is                                                                                                                                                                                                                    subsidies). If airport charges are not to pose an impediment to
                                                                                                           airports. If international airlines constrained by their                                                                       a strong case for Federal Government marketing assistance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         regional airports competing with capital city hubs for international
                                                                                                           allowable capacity into the four major airports could                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             flights, then a model that does not produce significant price
                                                                                                           augment their limit through a route to a regional airport,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        differentials between the two is necessary.
                                                                                                           where capacity to the major airport was increased by
                                                                                                           the number od services to regional destinations, this
                                                                                                           would provide an incentive for those airlines to offer
                                                                                                           services to regional airports. Carriers with an Australian
                                                                                                           AOC, irrespective of principal place of business or
                                                                                                           ownership, should be permitted to operate international
                                                                                                           services at regional airports. Australian society not
                                                                                                           passengers benefit from the Passenger Movement
                                                                                                           Charge (PMC) and it is an unwarranted impost on the
                                                                                                           tourism industry, with a disproportionate impact on
                                                                                                           regional airports. There is a strong case for Federal
                                                                                                           funding of the PMC.

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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                   3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                 4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                     4.2 aircraft noise                                        4.3 consumer protection                                   4.4 disability standards                                4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an               5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                               impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accident

Ban Aircraft Over                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concerns over community impact of parallel runway at
Residential Brisbane                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brisbane and recommends a curfew be imposed.

Bankstown Airport                                                                                                                                                                                Better management of ATM and integration of airports          The introduction of passenger services at Bankstown
Limited                                                                                                                                                                                          will make movements more efficient and reduce                 would be matched with additional noise management
                                                                                                                                                                                                 environmental impacts.                                        procedures and wide community consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               concerning off airport impact.



Bankstown Airport Out -                                                                                                                         Considers current airport-managed community                                                                    Seeks a cap on movements at Bankstown                                                                                                                                                                                                      Considers urgent review of security at secondary airports is
Tourism In                                                                                                                                      consultation process to be ineffective.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   required with a view to upgrading measures



Bankstown City Council                                                                                                                                                                           1. Australia should continue to work through ICAO and         1. The Airports Act 1996 should be amended to                                                                                                                                                                                              An immediate independent security and risk assessment of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with other international aviation stakeholders to ensure      require airports, including major secondary and GA                                                                                                                                                                                         Bankstown Airport (and other similar airports) should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                 implementation of voluntary industry initiatives for          airports to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               undertaken and appropriate security measures such as fencing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 emissions reduction, including advanced technology,           (a) Review and remodel ANEF contours every five                                                                                                                                                                                            CCTV surveillance and other appropriate measures should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fuel efficiency, and operational improvements.                years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     considered, with an ongoing commitment to investment in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. Once a positive evaluation of the EU ETS for               (b) Produce and publish revised ANEF and N60 or                                                                                                                                                                                            security and risk management at the Airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 aviation is available, Australia should consider              N70 contours every five years.                                                                                                                                                                                                             For secondary airports with considerable forecast growth in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 replicating it.                                               (c) Develop and make available to public detailed and                                                                                                                                                                                      movements, including passenger movements:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3. As planned by the European Commission, light               easy-to-understand information including flight path                                                                                                                                                                                       (a) A series of protocols, under an overall emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                 aircraft, military, police, air ambulance, customs, flights   maps, and respite charts on current and proposed                                                                                                                                                                                           management framework, need to be established that would
                                                                                                                                                                                                 on state business, training or testing flights may be         flight paths within 30 nautical miles of an airport.                                                                                                                                                                                       provide details as to how the Airport would manage an incident
                                                                                                                                                                                                 exempted from the emissions trading scheme.                   2. The 'endorsement' process for technical accuracy of                                                                                                                                                                                     and allocate roles and responsibilities to various emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ANEFs undertaken by Airservices Australia be                                                                                                                                                                                               support services to ensure adequate preparedness, response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               enhanced and made comprehensive to also include a                                                                                                                                                                                          and recovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               check for soundness of assumptions and forecasts                                                                                                                                                                                           (b) The feasibility of establishing an on-site emergency response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               used by airports for developing these.                                                                                                                                                                                                     unit to provide initial response during an incident may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3. Noise management experience gained at Sydney                                                                                                                                                                                            investigated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Airport through community and council participation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and initiatives under its noise abatement and sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               regime called the LTOP (Long Term Operating Plan),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               which included publishing of detailed flight path maps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for the community, provision of 'respite' or break from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aircraft noise, noise sharing between suburbs, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rotational use of runways should be considered for use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in major secondary or GA airports including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bankstown, where practicable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4. A curfew (11pm - 6am) which effectively prohibits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               night time aircraft movements would be Council's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               preferred option for Bankstown Airport. However, if a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               curfew is not feasible, a night time movement cap be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               introduced in major secondary or GA airports like
Baulkham Hills Shire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bankstown to protect surrounding communities from
Council




Board of Airline                                                                      High priority needs to be given to completion of the                                                       Environmental benefit from taxes and charges is very          Curfews should be avoided as far as possible and not                                                                Any guidelines regarding disability standards must be   BARA has endorsed the Government's amendments to              Aviation security legislation and regulations require review to
Representatives of                                                                    CASA reform process, with the CASRs to be revised                                                          uncertain, reducing the capacity of airlines to invest in     be used as a first resource.                                                                                        mode specific to take account of the unique             the legislation to bring into law in Australia the provisions remove unnecessarily restrictive interference in airline operations
Australia (BARA)
                                                                                      where necessary to provide uniformity with other                                                           newer, cleaner equipment. What is needed is a                                                                                                                                     circumstances applicable to air transport and must be   of the Montreal Convention. BARA believes that the            due to security procedures that deliver little if any security benefit.
                                                                                      national aviation safety authorities' legislation and                                                      properly designed ETS, with equal obligations to other                                                                                                                            developed in consultation with industry.                current family support provisions set out in the
                                                                                      ICAO terminology. The ATSB should be completely                                                            industries and globally harmonised.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Department's Family Support Code represent appropriate
                                                                                      separate from other agencies and CASA should not be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  minimum requirements to be adopted by the airlines.
                                                                                      involved in safety investigations.




Boeing Australia          Australia is world leader in aviation safety. To remain a                                                                                                              Boeing recognises that climate change is a serious                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It is important that a risk management approach that is taken to
Holdings                  leader, CASA would be wise to strengthen its                                                                                                                           problem and that a global approach needs to be taken.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ensure that limited resources are being effectively applied and
                          involvement in ICAO in order to set the future direction                                                                                                               Boeing supports mandatory yet flexible frameworks to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the commercial aviation industry is in fact truly more secure.
                          in a manner that supports the national regulatory                                                                                                                      address carbon emissions. ATM improvements
                          framework and thereby the industry as a whole. It is                                                                                                                   represent the greatest short term opportunity for
                          important that CASA work closely with industry, using                                                                                                                  significant reductions by streamlining routes and
                          the Global Aviation Safety Roadmap adopted by                                                                                                                          reducing delays.
                          ICAO. South East Asia would benefit from more
                          Australian participation in developing a strengthened
                          regional safety plan.

Briggs Aerospace                                                                      There is no on-site ARFFS provided at Bankstown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ASIC cards are expensive, with no low-income discount and
Technologies                                                                          airport. This is a busy training airport with some RPT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              time consuming to obtain.
                                                                                      services- safety risk. Should reduce CASA‟s
                                                                                      responsibility for safety and put more emphasis on
                                                                                      pilots self-policing. Endorsement fees set by CASA
                                                                                      are too high. Different endorsements are also required
                                                                                      for similar aircraft. Recommends that CASA should
                                                                                      adopt the US system where one endorsement covers
                                                                                      a similar genre of aircraft. There is no institution to
                                                                                      police bad flying clubs/schools.

Brisbane Airport                                                                                                                                                                                 Need to manage disproportionate taxes and measures Need for improved noise modelling and national                       Opposes increase to Passenger Movement Charge on                                                                                                                                 Requires more intelligence, risk-based approach to better target
Corporation                                                                                                                                                                                      the industry is subjected to with regard to its emissions standards, including curfew, to better inform off-airport     grounds it over-recovers actual facilitation and border                                                                                                                          resources. Air cargo sector requires attention. Does not support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           planning. Sees ANEF as a tool open to interpretation          control services provided which consistently require                                                                                                                             cross-subsidies to recover security costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to support incompatible off-airport land use planning.        increased resourcing from Govt

Burnie Airport                                                                        The Government needs to clearly outline what CASA's                                                        The party that is responsible for and has operational         There are flaws in state government planning policies                                                                                                                                                                                      Security measures at major capital airports should not be
Corporation                                                                           role is and then resource them accordingly.                                                                control over emissions should account for and report          meaning that local governments are not required to                                                                                                                                                                                         necessarily applied at regional airports. Security should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the emissions. Should airports exceed the established         implement controls under AS2021 and that residential                                                                                                                                                                                       based on risk, not necessarily whether an aircraft is jet or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 threshold they will trade in the ETS for credits to meet      developments are encroaching to closely to airports.                                                                                                                                                                                       turboprop and we risk assessments include cost-benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                 their requirements.                                           Clear and enforceable legislation should be                                                                                                                                                                                                analysis. As security screening at regional airports benefits major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               implemented to enforce the requirements of the ANEF                                                                                                                                                                                        destination cities, a national ticket levy should be implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (or its replacement).                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and paid to screening authorities.




Cairns Airport and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Airport security is increasingly becoming national security and
Tourism Tropical North                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    passengers, while part beneficiaries, are bearing the cost of a
Queensland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          broader national security campaign. Security charges are largely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          misdirected and, particularly in the light of other cost pressures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          within the industry, are an undesirable burden on international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          travellers. Accordingly, there is a strong case for the Federal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          government to fund mandated security costs.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                     1 Australian aviation industry                1.1 International services                                    1.2 Domestic services   1.3 regional & general aviation                                    1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry              2 Aviation infrastructure   2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Cairns Community          Disability access
Legal Centre Inc




Canberra Business         Importance of Canberra Airport to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canberra Business Council stresses the critical importance of
Council                   local and national economy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Canberra International Airport (CIA) as a stimulant to continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    growth in Canberra and across the Capital Region. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fundamental to the future development of Canberra as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nation‟s capital and a unique world city. It is also fundamental to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the growth of Queanbeyan, which is “joined at the hip” to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canberra in terms of its economy. It is a significant determinant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the economic growth of Yass, Goulburn, Cooma and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    region to the coast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canberra Business Council strongly supports the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    development of world-class terminal facilities to stimulate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    developments in the volume and types of passenger and freight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    traffic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canberra Business Council urges CIA to continue its high level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of co-operation with the airlines to develop the terminal and its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    approaches as a gateway to the ACT so that it stands out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    among international terminals around the world as memorable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and impressive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canberra Business Council strongly opposes the institution of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a curfew on the Canberra International Airport, which would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hamper the full economic growth potential of Canberra and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Capital region, particularly Queanbeyan.
Casino Canberra Ltd       Canberra Airport - support for airport   Supports international services to Canberra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Canberra Canberra Council notesin attracting aircraft currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supports Business Airport's role that freight tourists to
                          and international services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Canberra as an important economic benefit.
CEAC Inc                  Noise, international, security, GA,                                                    In relation to the above questions CEAC considers that                                If all the costs are taken into consideration, viz the costs of                                                                                              The majority of airports in Australia are now operated by the         CEAC is most concerned about the flight path conflict between
                          environment, safety, ATM                                                               international air services should only use major airports                             Airservices and other Federal Government aviation bodies                                                                                                     private sector therefore there is absolutely no valid or logical      Essendon Airport and Melbourne Airport. There have been
                                                                                                                 that have the requisite security infrastructure in place                              that provide services to the industry, then the general aviation                                                                                             reason that these operators are not compelled to pay State            numerous incidents where aircraft have attempted to land at
                                                                                                                 and that these airports should have a substantial                                     sector is certainly not paying its way. It is freeloading on                                                                                                 Government taxes, such as Land Tax and rates to local                 Essendon Airport with the pilots thinking that it was Melbourne
                                                                                                                 barrier/ buffer between the airport and surrounding                                   taxpayers and ratepayers.                                                                                                                                    governments. It is not right that airports such as Essendon           Airport and vice versa.
                                                                                                                 residential areas. Airports such as Essendon Airport                                                                                                                                                                                               Airport can freeload on others in the community who pay their
                                                                                                                 should not be permitted to have international flight                                                                                                                                                                                               taxes and rates. Government bodies, such as Vicroads, that
                                                                                                                 traffic irrespective of whether it is passenger or freight.                                                                                                                                                                                        own land beside airports should not be permitted to sell such
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    land as „residential land‟ (as it has) but instead this land should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be turned into a green buffer between the airport and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    residential properties. The planning and development process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    completely fails to ensure that the rights of the local community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are protected. It contravenes the principle of natural justice by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    preventing the usual third party appeal process. In the Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Planning Process, Airports should be compelled to send a letter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to every householder within a 2-kilometre radius of the airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Consultation meetings should properly publicised and held after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hours when the majority of people could attend. The planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and development process under the Airports Act in relation to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Essendon Airport has been a dismal failure. It does not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    integrate into the planning objectives of the State Government‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2030 Vision or the Moonee Valley Strategic Plan. Relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    State Government and local authorities should be tasked to
Central Queensland                                                                                                                                                                                     Supports the continuation of the combination of commercial                                                                                                   oversee and approve developments at these sites.
Regional Development      Remote and emergency air services,                                                                                                                                           and government subsidy for rural and remote air services.
Australia Committee       infrastructure upgrades and security                                                                                                                                         Governments, as a community service obligation, should
                          at Gladstone and Emerald                                                                                                                                                     provide financial assistance to ensure that landing lights are
                                                                                                                                                                                                       standard equipment at remote aerodromes. Consideration
                                                                                                                                                                                                       should also be given to assisting remote and local
                                                                                                                                                                                                       governments to ensure landing strips are fenced for safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                       purposes. Attention is drawn to the need for substantial
                                                                                                                                                                                                       infrastructure upgrades to Gladstone and Emerald Airports.

Chamber of Commerce Regional, skills shortages, noise,                                                                                                                                                 The current regulatory framework in WA which restricts             The Federal Government should introduce a HECS-HELP
& Industry Western  climate change, security                                                                                                                                                           competition is not in the public interest, especially in the       scheme to help address the costs of pilot accreditation and
Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                       current climate of fast economic growth.                           review restrictions imposed by CASA. The airlines should do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more to retain trainee pilots that could include paying for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          training.
City of Geraldton-        Regional and GA                                                                                                                                                              WA regulation of intra-state routes means RPT pax are
Greenough                                                                                                                                                                                              forced to subsidise smaller ports. Restrictions are placed on
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a 2nd Geraldton-Perth RPT provider which do not apply to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       incumbent providers. Government should have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       responsibility to ensure air transport access to remote
                                                                                                                                                                                                       communities. Remoteness should be based on kms to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       nearest RPT, distance from capital city, population, road
                                                                                                                                                                                                       access. Where necessary infrastructure and air services
                                                                                                                                                                                                       should be Government subsidised. This could be achieved by
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a ticket levy on all passenger movements.

City of Holdfast Bay      MDP, noise, Adelaide Airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Incorporation of the assessment if non-aviation related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    development within state planning regimes to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    airport development is better integrated with surrounding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Improving the way in which airports consult with local authorities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and communities by prescribing a minimum level of information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that is to be provided for new development proposals which is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    consistent with state planning requirements.


City of Kingston          Airport planning, noise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The City of Kingston considers that proper consideration of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    state and local government strategic planning needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    integrated into the planning process for federal airports (focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Moorabbin).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Federal Government needs to be more explicit about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    where the balance lies between aeronautical and non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    aeronautical development ion long term planning.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                    3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform   4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                     4.2 aircraft noise                                          4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards                                   4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                  impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             accident

Cairns Community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Evidence through case studies noted in the Flight
Legal Centre Inc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Closed report supports the contention that air travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        has actually been made more difficult for passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Recommendations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 that separate legislation which safeguards the rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of airline passengers with disabilities is enacted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 regarding appointment of modal sub-committees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        should be expanded to not only develop Guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        under the Transport Standards, but to redraft the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transport Standards itself into a modality based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        document
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 regarding a national labelling scheme for mobility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aids will have no practical effect as the current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transport Standards contain no limits on the type, size
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or weight of mobility aids that are required to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        transported.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 regarding power of the Human Rights and Equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Opportunity Commission (HREOC‟) to refer cases of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        breaches of the Transport Standards directly to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Federal Court should be clarified to include power to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        initiate investigations into suspected breaches. See
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        our further views on this recommendation below.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 regarding mandatory reporting framework for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Commonwealth, State and Territory governments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        should be expanded to also require air operators and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        providers to report to the Minister on their compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the Transport Standards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 regarding Australian Bureau of Statistics collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of data relating to public patronage of public transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by people with disabilities may assist with quantitative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        data to reflect recommended mandatory reporting.
Canberra Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       However, it would prove more useful if the questions
Council




Casino Canberra Ltd


CEAC Inc                  There have been a remarkable number of aircraft                                                                                                           Where the Federal Government has a role is, in light of       Residents are experiencing an increase in jet aircraft                                                                                                                                              Regional or non-major airports such as Essendon Airport that
                          incidents arising from the flight path conflict between                                                                                                   the growing scarcity of fossil fuels and global warming,      (large and small) that are replacing light planes. There                                                                                                                                            want to encourage corporate jet aircraft and other passenger
                          Essendon Airport and Melbourne Airport. Aircraft using                                                                                                    to make it obligatory, that operators utilise aircraft that   has also been a substantial increase in the number of                                                                                                                                               and freight services should have the same level of security and
                          Essendon Airport, particularly older aircraft, should be                                                                                                  are fuel-efficient and that less efficient aircraft should    helicopters using the airport as their base. Overall this                                                                                                                                           safety measures as those adopted by major airports. Passenger
                          fitted with technology warning the pilots that they are                                                                                                   not be allowed to fly. The aviation industry should pay       has impacted adversely on the health and general                                                                                                                                                    screening requirements should be expanded to cover non-jet
                          straying to close to other aircraft in flight. There is no                                                                                                for the whole impact that it has on the environment.          quality of life of local residents. CEAC wants to see the                                                                                                                                           aircraft irrespective of capacity, speed or weight. Security
                          fire and emergency services at this airport, this service                                                                                                 This should not be limited to carbon emissions but            complete cessation of aviation activities at Essendon                                                                                                                                               systems should encompass all passenger flights whether regular
                          should be reintroduced at EAPL‟s cost whilst the                                                                                                          should also include compensation for noise and                Airport within 3 years. The „Clayton‟s curfew‟ at                                                                                                                                                   or charter. CEAC would like to see the airport operators
                          airport remains in operation. This airport is surrounded                                                                                                  amenity impacts on local communities. The charging            Essendon Airport only precludes jet aircraft and a                                                                                                                                                  contributing more to the total cost of security.
                          by a densely populated residential area, EAPL has                                                                                                         system should be of a robust construction ensuring that       small number of aircraft exceeding a certain weight.
                          shortened the runways and there is no over-run safety                                                                                                     the polluter really pays. The Federal Government and          Noisy aircraft (including helicopters) fly in and out 24
                          area, therefore there is simply nowhere to go for a pilot                                                                                                 other governments should encourage the investment in          hours day causing significant disturbance to families. A
                          in an emergency situation. Strongly oppose self-                                                                                                          and use of alternate low energy modes of transport.           strong curfew should be in place which would not
                          administration by parts of the aviation industry,                                                                                                         Rail services between capital cities should be                permit aircraft movements daily between 10pm to
                          especially the marginal operators in the general                                                                                                          upgraded and improved.                                        7am. Airports such as Essendon Airport that are
                          aviation sector. We also encourage the Federal                                                                                                                                                                          inappropriately located too close to residential
                          Government to increase the regulatory oversight of                                                                                                                                                                      properties should be closed. The existing noise
                          aviation operators particularly those that operate from                                                                                                                                                                 enquiry/complaint services are a toothless tiger and the
                          non-major airports. It is our view that these smaller                                                                                                                                                                   employees of that service have confirmed this to
                          players are not receiving the scrutiny by safety                                                                                                                                                                        CEAC representatives. Most people in the community
                          regulators, which we believe to be warranted.                                                                                                                                                                           are not aware of the service and those that are think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it‟s a waste of time lodging a complaint because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nothing ever happens.
Central Queensland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Consideration may be given to increased security, including
Regional Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  passenger and baggage screening, at Gladstone and Emerald
Australia Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Airports.




Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                 Airlines should follow the lead of Qantas and reassess        To maximise access to overseas markets for Perth                                                                                                                                                    The AFP should adopt a risk assessment approach to airport
& Industry Western                                                                                                                                                                  flight paths to improve efficiency, introduce more fuel       Airport, improved land planning use will eliminate the                                                                                                                                              security to ease compliance cost burdens on regional airports
Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                    efficient engines and carry less fuel where practicable.      need to introduce curfews.                                                                                                                                                                          and airlines at low risk.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Airport infrastructure should be improved to reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                    waiting times.
City of Geraldton-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The introduction of checked back screening to regional airports
Greenough                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is cost prohibitive. Currently RPT jets have CBS requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      whereas charter and large capacity turbo prop RPT do not have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      these same requirements.




City of Holdfast Bay                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Through legislation, make it mandatory for new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  residential development in areas affected by aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  noise to meet an appropriate noise attenuation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  standard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Establishing government and airport sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  community education and funding programs to assist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  affected communties to implement best practice noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  attenuation measures in new and existing residential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  buildings to reduce the impacts of aircraft noise.

City of Kingston                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supports greater community consultation in Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Planning process. Doesn‟t see councils as having the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  resources to regulate noise around airports – it is more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  properly a role for state and federal governments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supports creation of an Airports Ombudsman to deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with noise issues around airports.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                       1 Australian aviation industry                  1.1 International services                                   1.2 Domestic services                                                 1.3 regional & general aviation                                     1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                    2 Aviation infrastructure                                   2.1 airport planning and development                                      2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

City of Melville          Aircraft noise, specifically at Jandakot




City of Salisbury         Alternative secondary airport for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Recommends Parafield Airport be relocated due to urban
                          Adelaide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              encroachment and the greater value that could be obtained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                through alternate land uses of the site.
Civil Air                 ATC shortage; airport planning; ATM;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Critical skills shortages affecting ATCs, an ageing workforce                                                                   Tension of commercial vs aeronautical interests leading to                Artificial movement caps in capacity (LTOP) should be removed.
                          noise sharing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with around 320 operational controllers within 5 years of                                                                       safety compromises such as new buildings located close to                 Supportive of the introduction of ADS-B to reduce delays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            retirement. ASA must be directed by Government to take                                                                          runways navigation aids and guidance systems being sited in               associated with climbing and descending, but the biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            immediate steps to increase the retention of existing ATC‟s as                                                                  non optimal positions because of the unavailability of land. Daily        impediment for aircraft delays airport infrastructure, not airspace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            well as making the entry positions as attractive as possible. Air                                                               holding is rapidly trending upwards at Perth, Sydney and                  Endorses the current plans for amendments to airspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Traffic Control as a profession has been completely devalued                                                                    Melbourne airports due to a lack of terminal space, or the lack           classifications. ATM services in some classes of airspace are ill or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by ASA‟s need to be a profit-making organisation.                                                                               of landing facilities. Airport facilities such as rapid exit taxi-ways,   under defined. ATCs and Pilots must be clearly aware of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and improved navigation aids such as CAT-III ILS systems can              service that is provided in a particular class of airspace. CAT-III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            increase aerodrome capacity and reduce holding and                        ILS systems must be available at remote aerodromes or those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            diversions. Slot management needs a national system wide                  often subjected to fog (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            approach.                                                                 Profit pressures have led to ASA to reduce expenditure for,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      training resources and technology spending. Civil Air calls on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Government to remove the profit imperative (return to shareholder)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from Airservices Australia‟s charter.

Cobham Flight             CASA Governance, climate change,                                                                                                                                                                                              (Ageing aircraft) There is no specific c action warranted by
Operations and            ageing aircraft, airport planning ,                                                                                                                                                                                           Government to address ageing aircraft. As long as these
Services (Australia)      noise, security                                                                                                                                                                                                               aircraft are properly maintained and oversighted by CASA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        safety is not an issue.




Coffs Harbour City        International, Regional, GA, security,                                                     There are opportunities for smaller regional ports to                                                                              Peak-time access to Sydney airport is a major issue. There                                                                                                                                          Supportive of an integrated planning regime with objective of
Council                   safety, airport planning                                                                   operate similar international services for niche markets.                                                                          is pressure from the airport operator to remove the regional                                                                                                                                        protecting and growing aviation infrastructure. Aviation should
                                                                                                                     These opportunities exist mainly within tourism but                                                                                ringfence. These slots should be made more secure or turbo-                                                                                                                                         not become the poor cousin to retail or commercial
                                                                                                                     niche markets for health, sport and cultural exchange                                                                              prop aircraft should be excluded from Sydney Airport‟s                                                                                                                                              development at any privatised airport.
                                                                                                                     should not be ignored. If the Government believes                                                                                  movement cap as they generate less noise than jet aircraft.                                                                                                                                         One of the most critical issues for airports is protecting airspace
                                                                                                                     there is merit in having international services into                                                                               Government could assist regional communities to manage                                                                                                                                              around airports to allow it to function and grow this includes
                                                                                                                     regional Australia the cost of providing customs and                                                                               and maintain their airports and assist small RPT operators                                                                                                                                          from both man-made and natural incursions.
                                                                                                                     quarantine services needs to be addressed. Cabotage                                                                                with tax concessions to purchase aircraft to service remote
                                                                                                                     would introduce competitive imbalances into the                                                                                    routes. Airport master plans should have an allocation of
                                                                                                                     domestic air market where Australian carriers would                                                                                affordable aviation zoned land set aside for GA and require
                                                                                                                     have to compete with airlines enjoying much lower                                                                                  airport management to have strategies to maintain an agreed
                                                                                                                     labour and fuel costs.                                                                                                             level of GA activity at airports. Address issue of ageing GA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aircraft through tax concessions. Provide business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        management training for GA operators. Work with industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and airports to encourage GA operators to decentralise to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        regional Australia where property rentals and the cost of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        doing business is less.


Colonial Airways /        Regional, training - assistance &                                                                                                                                                                                             For the industry itself a fuel-rebate scheme must be                The industry needs to adopt the same guidelines and support
Colonial Ground           incentives                                                                                                                                                                                                                    introduced by government if the cost of Turbine and AVGAS           as promulgated for student tertiary assistance. Ideally HECS
Training Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fuel continues to trend and spiral upwards.                         should be made far more available to participants training for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            professional qualifications at recognised aviation training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            institutions. Specific Tax incentives should be introduced to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ease the burden of on-going Aircrew qualification and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            endorsement. Both for the individual and for the Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            employing them. Specific Tax incentives should be introduced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to ease the burden of on-going Aircrew qualification and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            endorsement. Both for the individual and for the Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            employing them. Skills in this industry naturally lend themselves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to be part of the Vocational Framework and as such should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fully supported by government under the AQTF qualification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            scheme opening up many more avenues of training and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            qualification for young Australians not just as Aircrew but to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cover the many dynamics of this multi-faceted industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Commercial Pilot subjects could be introduced as VET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Vocational Education and Training) into the school system.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Approved Training organisations under the guidance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            significant stakeholders should introduce a worlds-best-practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ISO2000+ National Air-Crew Training Program. This could also
Committee for             International and domestic services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cover RAAF candidates. A national Program with HECS and
                                                                                                                     The Committee advocates extending this liberalisation        The Committee acknowledges domestic deregulation has
Melbourne                                                                                                            trend in Australia‟s international air policy to an open     been very successful and although regulation is required to
                                                                                                                     skies environment - fifth freedom and beyond. This           ensure operators meet safety standards, airlines, not
                                                                                                                     move will enable airlines to freely transport passengers     governments, are best placed to assess the level of demand
                                                                                                                     into and from Australia, particularly airports other than    for their services.
                                                                                                                     Sydney. This will lead to lower flight costs and
                                                                                                                     improved availability benefit leading to more tourism
                                                                                                                     visitors, more business tourists and more business
                                                                                                                     events.
Curfew4Canberra Inc       Noise (Canberra Airport)




Deafness Forum of         Need for accessiblility for hearing-
Australia                 impaired travellers




Department of        Domestic, international, regional and           Tasmania's future aviation development          Tourism Tasmania supports liberalisation of                 It is vital that Australian aviation policy continues to foster free   Increased Federal Government support to underpin the cost           It is critically important to identify resource shortages in                                                                    There should be an integrated approach to planning airport
Economic Development GA, skills, airport planning, climate           capability will depend on Australia's           international markets. If Australian carriers do not        and open competition for airlines looking to compete in the            of travel to isolated locations is pivotal to the continuation of   advance and work with the airline industry and educational                                                                      infrastructure issues, involving communities, businesses and all
& Tourism, Tourism   change.
Tasmania
                                                                     aviation policy continuing to foster free and   support this, their interest may be best protected by a     domestic market.                                                       such services along with support to the GA sector. The              institutions to provide for the long term needs of the industry.                                                                levels of government. Approach and departure zones should be
                                                                     open competition in both the domestic and       "first right of refusal" to any new route proposed by a                                                                            Federal Government should consider such measures as tax                                                                                                                                             kept free of inappropriate development. There should be an
                                                                     international markets.                          foreign carrier. Liberalisation could also include offering                                                                        concessions for GA operators, accelerated depreciation for                                                                                                                                          equal (level) playing field for on and off airport site non-
                                                                                                                     cabotage to foreign carriers operating to Australia                                                                                new aircraft and fuel subsidies similar to those for primary                                                                                                                                        aeronautical commercial developments.
                                                                                                                     where such a service is not considered viable by                                                                                   producers.
                                                                                                                     Australian operators. Domestic tourism growth may be
                                                                                                                     aided by allowing cabotage to foreign carriers.


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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                    4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                  4.2 aircraft noise                                            4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards                                  4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                               impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           accident

City of Melville                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concerned over need to increase aircraft activity due
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to private airport operator interests and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            corresponding impacts on communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Recommends the 'Fly Neighbourly' policy be more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stringently monitored and enforced and noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            complaints mechanism be improved. Also considers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            effective noise attenuation measures required for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            single and twin engine aircraft and limiting or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            prohibiting flight circuit training over residential areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Suggests noise insulation program as last resort and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            supports the relocation of Jandakot to a rural site or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the transfer of circuit training to a rural location.

City of Salisbury



Civil Air                                                          Civil Air contends that any regulatory reform must                                                            LTOP is causing delays resulting in greater emissions      Recommends a nation-wide review of noise sharing,
                                                                   include a far greater oversight of Airservices Australia                                                      and increased fuel costs to airlines and pax. Curfews      curfews and flight paths. Previously, curfews and flight
                                                                   by an independent regulator than that which currently                                                         should be reviewed in light of environmental impacts       paths have been motivated by political concerns. The
                                                                   exists.                                                                                                       as benefits from reducing flight times through „User       current LTOP pushes the peak into other hours and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Preferred Routes‟ can be lost due to the curfew.           spreads movements out over the day; where as if the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            movement cap was removed then we believe the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noise intensity periods would be reduced in length,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            albeit, with more movements in the peaks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New technology such as Required Navigation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Performance should be utilised as a method of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            „sharing noise‟.




Cobham Flight                                                      Supports the establishment of a CASA Board. A Board                                                           Aviation has traditionally been a leader in improving      Balance of development has moved to commercial                                                                                                                                                       Current security arrangements do not appear to be risk or threat
Operations and                                                     structure would allow CASA greater access to                                                                  fuel efficiency. Cobham believes a cooperative             uses rather than aviation uses. Review should focus on                                                                                                                                               based. Introduction of new technology needs to also consider
Services (Australia)
                                                                   contemporary and emerging issues affecting the                                                                approach with industry is warranted rather than            ensuring airports maintain expansion options for                                                                                                                                                     cost and threat.
                                                                   aviation industry whilst also facilitating the development                                                    arbitrary targets. It may be more productive to focus on   aeronautical use. ENTER Ability to limit marginally                                                                                                                                                  Does not support special arrangements for frequent travellers.
                                                                   of a closer working relationship with industry.                                                               less efficient industries.                                 compliant aircraft should remain national rather than                                                                                                                                                Inconsistency in the delivery of security services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            being devolved to local airports. ENTER Planning                                                                                                                                                     Delays in background checking for ASICs are unacceptable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            should be improved to limit residential development                                                                                                                                                  Background checking should be extended to managers/directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            near airports which then results in demands for                                                                                                                                                      of companies who employ ASIC holders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            restrictions on aviation use at the airport.

Coffs Harbour City                                                 CASA needs to have sufficient resources to continue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Security resources concentrated on areas of risk rather than one
Council                                                            its broader auditing role but also to concentrate on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          size fits all. Fir eg, ASICs for GA is overkill and may in fact be
                                                                   sectors of industry that need special attention. CASA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         contributing to a lack of security culture in GA. Complacency in
                                                                   needs to develop a succession plan to replace the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this area is our biggest hurdle. The cost to provide security
                                                                   skilled experienced staff that will be leaving the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            systems and personnel in smaller facilities attracts a far greater
                                                                   organisation over the next 3-5 years. Much of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             unit cost than for major centres. It is not realistic to believe that
                                                                   industry works with low margins and high capital                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              small rural ports will have the skills to effectively screen
                                                                   outlays, this is not a good environment for self-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             passengers should a threat arise – most operators feel it would
                                                                   administration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               be better to cancel services should a threat occur. It should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 make no difference whether the aircraft is jet or turbo-prop,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 same sized aircraft should be treated in the same way. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 decision as to whether charter passenger should be subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 screening like RPT should be based on risk assessment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Consistency of approach right across the nation‟s aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 network is important.




Colonial Airways /
Colonial Ground
Training Systems




Committee for
Melbourne




Curfew4Canberra Inc                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Using the Canberra Airport as an example, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            submission highlights the inadequacies in protecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            surrounding communities from the noise impacts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            expanded airport operations and the need for curfews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to maintain the health and quality of life of nearby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            residents. In the process the submission also refers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a number of other challenges identified in the issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            paper, such as the need for improved community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            consultation, sharing information on aircraft noise and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            appropriateness of current airport regulatory regimes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Urges the Federal government to introduce an 11 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to 6 am curfew at Canberra Airport.


Deafness Forum of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   From the start to the end, the journey must be
Australia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           accessible. The lack of accessibility at an airport can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    seriously hamper the safety, comfort and enjoyment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a person who is Deaf or hearing impaired who is using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    air services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meeting the needs of these passengers is both a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    personal and corporate responsibility.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deafness Forum strongly suggests that airports, air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carriers, associated contractors and relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    government bodies adopt the recommendations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    outlined above to ensure that travelers who are Deaf or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hearing impaired are not discriminated against on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    basis of their deafness (33 detailed recommendations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on improving accessibility for hearing-impaired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    included in submission).
Department of                                                                                                                                                                    While supporting efforts to reduce emissions, aviation
Economic Development                                                                                                                                                             and tourism should not carry an unequal share of
& Tourism, Tourism
Tasmania
                                                                                                                                                                                 achieving these vital reforms.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                  1 Australian aviation industry                 1.1 International services                                 1.2 Domestic services   1.3 regional & general aviation                                1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                   2 Aviation infrastructure   2.1 airport planning and development                               2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Department of         Skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Labour shortages are common in many areas of the workforce
Education, Employment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at present. Aircraft maintenance engineers have been added to
and Workplace
Relations (DEEWR)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the MODL list.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DEEWR survey of recruitment experiences for pilots in 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 recommended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Implement transparent workforce planning and clearly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 communicate future recruitment needs to one another;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Consider alternative retention strategies that offer increased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 workplace flexibility, in order to attract and retain pilots and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 encourage retired pilots to stay engaged with the workforce,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 particularly in flying training;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Improve and market the image of becoming a pilot as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 career option by visiting schools, having a presence at career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fairs and increasing the number of cadetship and traineeship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 programs; and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Increase the use of „return of service‟ or bonding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 arrangements that meet the cost of initial training as a way of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reducing the cost barriers for people interested in becoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pilots.
Department of            Regional and remote services,                                                                                                                                            The primary concern is the inadequacy of existing
Families, Housing,       community protection and disability                                                                                                                                      infrastructure. There is a lack of suitable airstrips and
Community Services       standards (inc security)
and Indigenous Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                  properly-maintained supporting infrastructure such as roads.
(FaHCSIA)                                                                                                                                                                                         Significant investment is required to make even minor
                                                                                                                                                                                                  improvements. The Remote Aerodrome Safety Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                  (RASP) is welcome, however, the program is not Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                  specific, and it does not provide for routine maintenance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thus, it may perpetuate a service gap.




Department of Foreign    Aviation industry, international,      Aviation is an important export industry for   Exchanging reciprocal cabotage could increase
Affairs and Trade        climate change, aviation security      Australia, bringing large numbers of           competition on some domestic routes, benefiting
(DFAT)
                                                                overseas visitors to Australia, carrying       consumers and businesses. Consideration should be
                                                                substantial amounts of freight by air and      given to allowing foreign airlines to operate between
                                                                exporting aviation related services,           Australia and the US, possibly in exchange for rights to
                                                                including the provision of technical           fly beyond Asia and the ME. Australia should continue
                                                                assistance and flight training services.       to seek the most liberal outcomes possible in
                                                                                                               negotiating bilateral agreements and should be open to
                                                                                                               the possibility of joining regionally based multilateral
                                                                                                               agreements where they will benefit Australia. On
                                                                                                               negotiating priorities, a liberalised agreement with the
                                                                                                               EU would result in significant commercial benefits,
                                                                                                               aviation is a key issue in bilateral relationships with
                                                                                                               many SE Asian countries, including Singapore,
                                                                                                               Australia should continue to liberalise agreements with
                                                                                                               the countries of North Asia and negotiate capacity
                                                                                                               ahead of demand, Australian aviation policies should
                                                                                                               continue to encourage and facilitate reform in the
                                                                                                               Pacific and Australia should seek stronger aviation
                                                                                                               connections with Latin America through liberalised
                                                                                                               agreements.


Department of            International services, skills,                                                       Supportive of Govt liberalisation policy. DIAC should                                                                                             Advocates the use of existing immigration mechanisms such as
Immigration and          passenger facilitation, security and                                                  continue to be consulted on all Air Services                                                                                                      457 visa in addressing skills needs of industry.
Citizenship (DIAC)       biometric technology                                                                  Agreements and each AsA needs to contain article (s)
                                                                                                               that mandate airlines requirement to provide
                                                                                                               passenger detail for Advanced Passenger Processing.
                                                                                                               Suggests that if this requirement is refused it is
                                                                                                               grounds to not enter the AsA. Considers Govt
                                                                                                               consideration of issues concerning new international
                                                                                                               airports be reflected along with the work of the
                                                                                                               Passenger Facilitation Taskforce.
Dingley Village       Airport planning; noise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Planning and development mechanisms are not working
Community Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           effectively - residents groups form to try & get input to issues
Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                because of lack of input from govt depts. These are largely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ignored by airport lease holders & developers as they have no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                teeth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Planning controls should be vested in local govt & state govt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Developers build inappropriately to what Council consider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                appropriate for balance of area/municipality; ignore State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                legislation (eg green wedge zoning); residents have no say.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Off-airport commercial competition issues more effectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                handled by Councils if have control over airport development.




Disability Discrimination Disability access
Legal Service




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                  3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform   4 Customer & community protection - addressing                 4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                  4.2 aircraft noise                                           4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards                                     4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           accident

Department of
Education, Employment
and Workplace
Relations (DEEWR)




Department of                                                                                                                    The government could consider including clauses in                                                                                                                                                               Government and industry should review the Disability                                                            Security alarms should be both visual and auditory at security
Families, Housing,                                                                                                               procurement arrangements requiring airlines to make                                                                                                                                                              Transport Standards with a view to providing greater                                                            checkpoints.
Community Services
and Indigenous Affairs
                                                                                                                                 aircraft available in response to disasters or other                                                                                                                                                             accessibility for people with disability. Airport
(FaHCSIA)                                                                                                                        community emergencies. All recognised airports                                                                                                                                                                   redevelopments and new airport infrastructure should
                                                                                                                                 should have contingency plans to deal with disasters or                                                                                                                                                          include the use of both new and existing technology to
                                                                                                                                 emergencies. The plan should be developed in                                                                                                                                                                     provide better access to information and services by
                                                                                                                                 conjunction with the local communities and                                                                                                                                                                       people with disability. The current standards are not
                                                                                                                                 communicated to all residents on an ongoing basis to                                                                                                                                                             adequate to ensure removal of discrimination.
                                                                                                                                 ensure all residents are informed and prepared should                                                                                                                                                            Disability awareness training should be made
                                                                                                                                 a situation arise.                                                                                                                                                                                               compulsory for all air and ground staff, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  security staff. Disability organisations or peak bodies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  should be included in consultations when building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  development applications are being considered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guidelines for the carriage of guide dogs should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  clear and concise. Transport Standards Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suggests the development of a national scheme to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  label mobility aids. Upon implementation of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  suggestion, prescribed mobility aids should not be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  classified as baggage by airlines if they comply with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the standards. The airline industry should develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Disability Action Plans in consultation with people with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  disability and disability peak bodies. Operators should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  review existing restrictions placed on carriage to
Department of Foreign                                                                                                                                                                           Australia has taken the lead in the establishment of the                                                                                          ensure they are consistent with the DDA and Transport                                                           With low cost carriers seeking to use secondary airports, the
Affairs and Trade                                                                                                                                                                               APEC Aviation Emissions Task Force and is also                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Government will need to ensure appropriate security standards
(DFAT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                active in efforts in ICAO to develop a Program of                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are maintained both here and abroad to address an expanded
                                                                                                                                                                                                Action on international aviation emissions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       terrorist risk to planes and passengers. An international best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practice approach to aviation security gives us credibility in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  encouraging other regional and international partners to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  implement more effective counter terrorism regimes, including in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  areas beyond aviation. There would be significant foreign policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  implications of any lessening of Australia's commitment to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  very highest standards of aviation security as well as risk public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  confidence in the safety of Australia's aviation industry.




Department of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Security interventions need to be as unobtrusive as possible and
Immigration and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   application of security technology, including biometrics, should
Citizenship (DIAC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be consistent at all international airports.




Dingley Village             Preserve adequate open space on airport land. Resist                                                 Address protection of community by constructing new                                                                       Complaints are not re the number of flights but the
Community Association       commercial exploitation ie building, golf courses ok -                                               airports away from urban development. Upgrade                                                                             noise of the flights. Noise suppression of ALL aircraft is
Inc
                            factories not. Off airport building height should be                                                 existing rural airports; pilot training in rural airports nr                                                              a partial solution. Newer planes may be quieter, but
                            regulated by local govt/CASA cooperation to prevent                                                  coast for circuits over vacant/ocean areas. Eg at                                                                         with fleet's >30yo average age, so most are noisy.
                            compromising the safety of flight paths.                                                             Cranbourne rather than Moorabbin.                                                                                         Those non-fitted should be restricted to rural or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           isolated airfields. Performance may be reduced but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           community benefit of less noise outweighs reduction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Relocate nosier helicopter circuit training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Noise complaints system is not effective. EPA &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CASA not interested in aircraft noise complaints.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Airservices Australia appears ineffectual - poor at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           identifying individual flights or assessing height
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           variations, correct runway departures or other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           regulatory breaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Need a complaints officer at the airport for immediate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           action, a hotline for each suburban airport through its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           operating hours, funded by airport lease holder, pilots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and local council.

Disability Discrimination                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recommendations: that:
Legal Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - carers or support persons for passengers with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  disabilities travel free of charge. This may lead to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  airlines considering the reasonableness of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  independent travel criteria.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - eligibility criteria for Independent Travel be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  standardised across all airlines and created with input
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from representatives from the disability community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who may be best placed to advise airlines on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practicalities of their requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - First Aid training to staff is expanded to cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  administration of Epi Pens and other common
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  „medications‟ that currently prevent people with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  illness/disability travelling independently.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - space set aside on all aircraft where a person can sit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in their own wheelchair, with appropriate safety straps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to hold the wheelchair in case of emergency. Similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  safety precautions are used on Wheelchair Accessible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Taxis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - the role of Travel Agents and the system of internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bookings be standardised in order to prevent failure of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  notification to the airlines of a person‟s requirements,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and to create a mechanism where passengers receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  timely confirmation of the arrangements made for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - passengers needing minor assistance in slicing flight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  issued food items or moving from their seats to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  toilet are specifically advised that flight personnel are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  available to provide such assistance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - one member of cabin crew is designated to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  disability liaison officer for the duration of the flight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Staff training is expanded to include providing minor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mobility assistance to passengers to and from the toilet




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                         1 Australian aviation industry                  1.1 International services                               1.2 Domestic services                                         1.3 regional & general aviation                                  1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                      2 Aviation infrastructure                                          2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

District Council of         Aviation industry including regional       Industry should be considered as an                                                                      Considers governments need to share the risk with local         Considers tax concessions given aging fleet issues and more    Local expertise is necessary to ensure viability of regional          National policy requires a recognition that airport                Considers Govt should show leadership in penalising State             Acknowledges Airservices reputation as 'best practice' provider.
Ceduna                      services, airport planning and             economic driver and not in isolation                                                                     government for infrastructure investment to attract sustainable support for regional and GA is required together with          airports and there are some concerns over the drain of skilled        development, both aeronautical and non, is essential for           Govts for failing to provide necessary transport links to airports.
                            infrastructure, noise, skills, consumer    particularly given the spectrum of roles                                                                 RPT services.                                                   quantification of the social and economic significance of      personnel to larger airports and the need to rely on a                ongoing investment and that such investment, once made,
                            protection and security                    played by city through to remote airports                                                                                                                                aviation to regional communities.                              diminishing pool of consultants for the smaller airports.             cannot be moved like an airlines fleet deployment. Airport
                                                                       and air services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             investment also requires long periods for amortisation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     depreciation.




District Council of         GA planning; safety; reg reform;                                                                                                                                                                                  The viability of regional air services is affected by high per   Regional airports are reliant on specialist consultants to provide                                                                       State planning controls provide limited protection against
Lower Eyre Peninsula        security screening; technology                                                                                                                                                                                    passenger costs resulting in communities needing to              expert advice and assistance on a range of technical issues -                                                                            inappropriate development near airports. Consideration needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              subsidise airport running costs above what can be collected      there is a looming skills shortage in this areas as experts leave                                                                        to be given to some legislative mechanism to enable an airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in user charges.                                                 the industry with low numbers of young people being trained in                                                                           to have a measure of control over developments that may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               this area. Government should explore ways to foster and                                                                                  affect the capacity of the airport to operate. There is also the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               encourage employment and training of new people in                                                                                       issue of unregulated land use, such as tree planting on private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               specialised airport related disciplines.                                                                                                 property which can affect airports.


Dubbo City Council          Access to Sydney Airport,                                                                                                                                                                                         The NAPS needs to provide a way forward for regional, rural      The Federal Government must support and encourage the                 The Federal Government needs to assist with infrastructure
                            infrastructure funding, security at                                                                                                                                                                               and remote aviation and the Government needs to increase         industry to invest in skill development. The shortage of pilots       funding. The Government should introduce a classification
                            regional airports, skills training, E115                                                                                                                                                                          its role in supporting and facilitating positive change in the   and engineers is stifling growth and the Government should            system for airports, based on a hub and spoke principle
                            safety regulation reform. Network                                                                                                                                                                                 industry. Access to Sydney Airport for regional airlines is      provide incentives, through the taxation system or grant funding      which will support the Government in delivering services to
                            pricing for security charges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              essential for meeting the business, recreational, health and     for training programs. The Government could assist flying             regional communities in a sustainable manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              other needs of rural communities and the slot system should      schools in setting up operations in regional airports such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              not be diminished. The time and cost of getting to and from      Dubbo which would help the industry and have economic spin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bankstown would make air travel totally unviable.                offs for local communities.

Emirates                    International services, air traffic                                                        Strong advocate for open skies and urges adoption of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Very supportive of innovation, such as FlexTracks, and the
                            management, noise, emissions                                                               a true open skies policy by Australia with the primary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 relationship between industry best practice and environmental and
                                                                                                                       objective to provide consumers with a range of airline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 economic benefits. Of the view that current ATM practices at
                                                                                                                       options, routings, products and competitive fares.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sydney are inflexible and should be subject to ongoing review to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              enable operational flexibility.


Faculty of the Built    Airport planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sees a need for more strategic infrastructure planning             Endorses the development of 'airport plans' as sub-regional
Environment, University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              between airports and broader regional development                  planning documents based on criteria such as a defined radius
of New South Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     particularly in light of off-airport impacts of non-aeronautical   from the airport and the use of MOUs between airports and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     developments                                                       local authorities. Considers community consultative forums
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        could be formalised or codified to provide more effective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mechanisms for information exchange and liasion, cites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bankstown as a good example and suggests SACF in its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        current form is less than effective. Seeks the establishment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inter-governmental planning committees to comprise members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from all jurisdictions to coordinate airport and area planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suggests amendments to the Airports Act to strengthen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provisions relating to consistency with state and local planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        regimes in Master Plans and MDPs and greater consideration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of off-airport impacts, include reference to sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        development. Also suggests the Minister provide reasons for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        all decisions, give mandatory consideration to off-airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        impacts, enhance provisions relating to conditions on approvals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and reversal of the deemed approval provision to a deemed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rejection.

Fairfield City Council      Australian aviation industry,              Before considering utilising other than                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       New and upgraded land transport systems are required to            A greater level of responsibility should be placed on airport
                            infrastructure, airport planning and       major airports, the government should                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ensure passenger movements can be facilitated efficiently.         operators to provide more data about operations and the
                            development, noise, climate change,        consider future air cargo trends and their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       potential impact upon development. The regulatory regime
                            safety, disability standards.              impact on terminal capacity. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 could be improved through publication of data on airport
                                                                       movement of air cargo to regional centres                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        operations, including height restrictions and fly zones. A
                                                                       will require additional infrastructure and an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    national infrastructure development fund integrated with a
                                                                       assessment of environmental and other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            regional transport plan would need to be developed, in concert
                                                                       impacts on areas around airport sites and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with state, federal and local governments, to ensure the
                                                                       these will need to be considered in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              transport system to and from the airport is thoroughly
                                                                       consultation with local communities and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          developed and funded. The airport operator should be made
                                                                       local government. An open cargo policy is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accountable for external impacts on the surrounding area.
                                                                       supported. However, the impact of these
                                                                       operations on local communities needs to
                                                                       be assessed

Flight Training Group       skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The introduction of an industry training levy could create a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               funding pool to subsidise training costs. The process would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               managed by Government with an industry representative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Better promotion of vocational training in schools with students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               allowed to begin apprenticeships/licence qualifications while still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in the school system. Schemes developed to provide structured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               careers paths with guaranteed outcomes. Cathay and FTA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fund majority of pilot training fee and are guaranteed to be fast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tracked into Cathay on completion as long as they remain at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FTA as an instructor for up to 4yrs. Collective industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               awareness advertising plus overseas marketing. Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               subsidies, tax incentives or regional benefits and migration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               assistance should be considered to retain employees in key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aviation careers. Better workforce planning, training schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               need to have targets commensurate with expected industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               growth. Better coordination of defence and civilian training-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sharing of flight instructor courses.


Forte Airport               regional and GA                                                                                                                                                                                                   Smaller airports with low or no RPT are unlikely to be
Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    financial meaning that it is not possible for them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              adequately maintain existing, or invest in new aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              infrastructure. Propose that State/Commonwealth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Government assistance be available for airports with aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              income below $500,000 and provide significant community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              benefit. Particular attention needs to be given to reseals and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              asset preservation.
Future Pilot Task Force International policy, regional policy,         [In terms of access for foreign airline] The                                                                                                                           Adequate and affordable air travel is essential to the           The skills shortage cannot be resolved by the aviation industry                                                                          The main General Aviation airports in or near capital cities are      The issue here appears to be that AirServices Australia see
                            airport policy, skills, airspace           answer must be a resounding NO. If                                                                                                                                     continued viability of many remote and regional centres and if   alone. Whilst operators must awaken to the reality of a                                                                                  operated by private companies which in general do not appear          themselves as the „managers‟ of air space and air traffic for the
                            management                                 Australia is to have a viable aviation                                                                                                                                 this requires government support that must be forthcoming        sustainable and liveable wage, in particular for pilots and                                                                              to have the interests of the aviation industry at heart. With few     sake of management rather than the management of both for the
                                                                       industry Government cannot allow foreign                                                                                                                               and there must be unified support from all levels of             engineers, the government must also awaken to the need for                                                                               exceptions the aviation operators at these airports are under         benefit and safety of ALL users. The management philosophy
                                                                       carriers to „cherry pick‟ the revenue strong                                                                                                                           government. In many cases the providers involved operate         better levels of support with respect to both initial training and                                                                       continual financial pressure due to increasing charges with little    needs to be one which recognises that the needs of ALL users
                                                                       routes/sectors and then expect the local                                                                                                                               over a number of states and to limit support to local or state   the maintenance of those skills. A national rather than                                                                                  or no improvement in services as airport owners‟ drive towards        should be met and that no single user group should be
                                                                       operators to compete on those and cover                                                                                                                                government would not be appropriate. The policy approach         randomised state approach to the provision of technical training                                                                         higher commercial returns through the development of non-             disadvantaged by the management of the air space or traffic. A
                                                                       the less revenue rewarding routes/sectors.                                                                                                                             must be one of support on the basis of need and                  along with the more focussed employer support is necessary.                                                                              aviation sites within the airport boundaries.                         return to a less commercially driven provision of services would be
                                                                       Few countries allow „cabotage‟ and there                                                                                                                               reasonableness with a whole of government approach –             The introduction of some form of FEE-Help for both pilot and                                                                             In many cases the lack of aviation specialist support and             a good first step.
                                                                       are no imperatives for Australia to do so,                                                                                                                             which may require moving away from de-regulation.                engineer training would be a major step forward and one that                                                                             increasing costs have driven aviation operators either away
                                                                       nor should we encourage or support 7
                                                                                                                th                                                                                                                                                                                             need not cost the community in the long term. Provision of FEE-                                                                          from these airports or worse out of the industry – this is a real
                                                                       freedom rights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Help must be in such a way that both the operator and the                                                                                detriment to the industry where those leaving have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               trainee are protected. Given that all aviation training providers                                                                        maintenance providers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               must be approved by CASA (and are subject to CASA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               surveillance and audit) the requirement for RTO status is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               questioned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Industry and government need also to recognize that pilot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               training is not a one size fits all. Australia is one of a few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               countries which does not recognise the distinct differences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               between recreational/private flying training and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               commercial/professional flying training. A serious approach to




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                  3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform        4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                   4.2 aircraft noise                                           4.3 consumer protection                                4.4 disability standards                                  4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an          5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                     impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accident

District Council of                                                                                                                                                                    Considers a standardised method for calculating             Sees a need for review of ANEF system citing lack of         Of the view there should be no special treatment for   Support for current Transport Standards with CASA         Considers domestic provisions to be in line with the      Considers a national policy should not adopt a 'one size fits all'
Ceduna                                                                                                                                                                                 emissions is necessary and that the party responsible       currency.                                                    aviation as opposed to any other industry.             safety standards to take precedence in the event of       Montreal Convention and does not see the need for third   regulatory regime is an inflexible imposition but rather a foster an
                                                                                                                                                                                       for the emission is accountable.                                                                                                                                                conflict.                                                 party or additional liability coverage at this time.      environment that is flexible to the needs of individual airports.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Considers the extension of CBS to regional airports to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           occurred with no consultation and no regard for actual threat.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sees a need for an 'exit strategy' for the removal of security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           measures no longer required and seeks a review of current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           requirements towards simplifying for the benefit of passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and industry.

District Council of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A one size fits all approach is not appropriate-security
Lower Eyre Peninsula                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       requirements for regional airports need to be assessed on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           location specific risk based approach. The recurrent cost of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           screening and related terminal upgrades affects regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           airport's ability to attract jet RPT services. If passenger or check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bag screening is required at regional airports consideration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           should be given to delivery of the service on some subsidised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           basis such as an industry wide pricing arrangement.

Dubbo City Council          There needs to be consistency in what is required to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This is the area that probably most affects future growth and
                            be included in an airport Safety Management System                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             operations at Dubbo airport. There is inconsistency with the
                            and proper checking by CASA against that system. A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             screening requirements between different types of aircraft of
                            consistent approach to regulation is required. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             similar size. Dubbo has been denied access to grant funding for
                            regulatory reform process has been long and arduous,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the introduction of jet services, while airports with fewer
                            with little progress made from an airport perspective.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         passengers have received this support. The Wheeler review
                            More resources may be needed to speed up the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   found Dubbo to be a low risk airport and the Government should
                            process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       consider threat levels on a regional as well as a national basis.

Emirates                                                                                                                                                                               Considers Emirates is an industry leading in investing      Considers global industry demands 24 hour scheduling
                                                                                                                                                                                       in new aircraft and operating practices to minimise         and views blanket policies targeting noise without
                                                                                                                                                                                       environmental impacts. Encourages Government to             consideration of specific aircraft potentially impacts
                                                                                                                                                                                       take a holistic and balanced view on environmental          competitiveness of some airports. Supportive of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       protection measures and the link to the aviation            Transparent Noise Information Package and believes it
                                                                                                                                                                                       industry.                                                   should be the industry standard.

Faculty of the Built
Environment, University
of New South Wales




Fairfield City Council      Ageing aircraft need to be phased out by requiring       CASA should have a complaints mechanism system   The establishment of local airport community     Underutilisation of capacity is a problem and airlines      New systems should be established that place                                                                        The current exemption from the Disability Transport
                            compliance with fuel consumption standards and           that is transparent and enforceable.             consultation forums should be reviewed.          should be required to offer access to spare capacity to     responsibility for reducing aircraft noise on the operator                                                          Standards for small aircraft should be discussed with a
                            emission and noise requirements.                                                                                                                           other carriers or penalties will be imposed. Every effort   and not the community. A Flight Tracker System to                                                                   view to having the exemption removed or amended.
                                                                                                                                                                                       should be made to reduce kilometres travelled under         monitor noise impacts should be mandatory for
                                                                                                                                                                                       maximum capacity.                                           airports within a designated impact zone. The ANEF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   system should be replaced by a scheme that is more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   readily understood by the community. Airports should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be responsible for managing and enforcing noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   requirements and breaches of local conditions.




Flight Training Group




Forte Airport
Management




Future Pilot Task Force




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                          1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                                  1.2 Domestic services                                            1.3 regional & general aviation                                       1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                   2 Aviation infrastructure                                       2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Government of South         International, domestic, regional &                                          The regional benefits package has been ineffective. It The SA Government supports domestic deregulation and                  The NAP needs to include policies that recognise that many            The SA Government supports extension of FEE_HELP loans                                                                             Airport lessees should be required to provide detailed plans of       The SA Government does not support location specific charging
Australia                   GA, skills taining, airport planning, air                                    should be made clear to foreign governments that          allowing foreign owned airlines to operate in Australia, as long   remote area air services are not commercially sustainable.            to vocational education.                                                                                                           proposals as part of the Major Development Plan process.              for ATM services. The approval of network charging for ARFFS,
                            traffic management, safety,                                                  when their airlines approach the limits of their capacity as they are formed as Australian based subsidiaries.               The SA Government believes that the Remote Aerodrome                                                                                                                                                     Integration of airport development with funding and construction      and the "basin" cross subsidies of terminal navigation charges at
                            emissions, noise, disability, security                                       entitlements at the big four gateways they will be                                                                           Safety Program provides a model of cooperation across                                                                                                                                                    of off-airport road access could be improved. The Airports Act        metropolitan GA airports, serve as models for a return to network
                                                                                                         expected to examine using their existing entitlements at                                                                     governments on which further service and infrastructure                                                                                                                                                  lacks a simple statement in its Objects section to the effect that    charging for all ATM services.
                                                                                                         secondary gateways before being granted additional                                                                           funding measures could be based, that all other existing                                                                                                                                                 the primary purpose of the leased sites is to serve the needs of
                                                                                                         major gateway capacity. This could be given practical                                                                        assistance programs should continue and that ways to                                                                                                                                                     aircraft operators. Local authorities must recognise the
                                                                                                         effect by not counting major gateway capacity against                                                                        reduce the costs of security and safety regulatory reform                                                                                                                                                importance of the application of Airports Regulations in
                                                                                                         entitlements when it is operated in conjunction with a                                                                       must be investigated.                                                                                                                                                                                    controlling building heights. Similarly, state and local
                                                                                                         secondary gateway. Progress in regional dispersal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     governments must ensure that development around airports is
                                                                                                         needs to be measured against set targets, say from                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    compatible with aircraft noise. The pricing regulatory framework
                                                                                                         the current 7 to 10% over two years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  should allow low cost carriers to pay lower terminal fees than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               legacy carriers if they choose a lower level of terminal services.


GPSat Systems Aust          Air space management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aviation GNSS should be set as a national priority with
P/L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coordination directed through the Department of Infrastructure and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     possible funding linked from the National Future Fund. The flow-on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     benefits are clear for general aviation, broader Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     commerce (communications, agriculture, mining etc.) and ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nurturing of local aviation industry for realising the huge future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     export potential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dept Infrastructure to implement a national Aviation GNSS Plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Through the provision of coordinated infrastructure planning,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     consistent funding (not necessarily only from ASA‟s budget), and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     broader strategies to grow local aviation technology industries will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     drive these modernisation enhancements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a.) It is hoped that the new Department of Infrastructure will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     resurrect the DOTAR‟s policy in some form and then put in place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     new genuine initiatives to nurture future Australian GNSS industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     growth for both aviation and other commercial sectors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     b.) To develop these technologies requires coordinated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     infrastructure planning, proper and consistent funding (not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessarily only from ASA‟s budget), a broader strategy to grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     local aviation technology companies and finally a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     export strategy. This is function / responsibility that should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     channelled through the Department of Infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Linking ASA, CASA, and ATSB-Aviation establish two
Graham Banks Airport        All issues                                                                   Considers the Govt can do more to further liberalise        Largely supports current policy and considers Australian         Considers govt partnerships required in order to ensure               Considers the current training system to be sufficient but could   Considers issues are largely the consequence of historical      Concerned that non-aeronautical development, particularly at          Generally supportive of Navigation (GNSS) national test and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     comprehensive Satelliteexisting arrangements but suggests
Consultancy                                                                                              services and encourage new airlines to the market           domestic airlines should be able to access foreign capital.      continued services through the use of incentives if required.         be augmented with incentives such as financial assistance,         planning decisions in the location and development of city      GA airports, is detrimental to ongoing aeronautical activity.         adoption of a wide area augmentation system in line with US.
                                                                                                         including the use of entry incentives and cabotage. All                                                                      Concerned that privatisation of GA airports has had a                 scholarships exchange programs and attraction strategies.          airports and that no satisfactory resolution to aviation        Considers greater integration of planning can occur. E.g.             Considers a move to satellite based systems without appropriate
                                                                                                         international operators should be ICAO and IATA                                                                              detrimental effect on safety and on aeronautical                      Does not support a centralised flying school as a duplicate of     infrastructure developments and ongoing use and                 implementation of public safety areas under runway splay into         support or 'back up' systems to be a risk and is of the view the
                                                                                                         compliant with federal regulators to ensure standards.                                                                       infrastructure and suggests Govt regulate commercial                  existing system.                                                   community impacts unless existing airports are relocated or     local planning schemes as buffer zones and fostering                  funding of Airservices is flawed which results in over reliance on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      activities to ensure aeronautical interests are protected.                                                                               new airports built. Supports price regulation of aeronautical   compatible development off-airport under planning schemes.            cost recovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               services.


Griffith University         Skills (aviation sector education and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sees no further role for Govt but emphasises need for tertiary
                            training) and Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            education and training as stand-alone qualifications and/or to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            supplement existing vocational models. Emphasis on tertiary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            institution involvement with industry on workforce planning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            as a source of direct advice to Govt.

Guild of Air Pilots and     Air services policy focused on GA,                                           Considers a balanced approach necessary between         Supports current policy including ownership criteria for             Sees adequate and affordable air services as essential for            Supports a subsidy for pilot training through FEE-HELP style       Recommends the Govt commission a review of future               Sees a conflict in private operators' development intentions vs       Seeks a less commercially driven regulatory model that is
Air Navigators              skills, airport planning and                                                 tourism interests and the need for competition and      domestic airlines wanting to operate international services.         ongoing viability of some regional and remote centres and             scheme and considers attractive career paths and                   airport needs on a national basis including a 2nd Syd airport   aeronautical investment. Considers off airport planning should        consistent with international models and considers the needs of all
                            infrastructure, air traffic                                                  sees emerging markets, such as China and India, as                                                                           considers Govt support should be available on a 'whole of             remuneration to be key issues. Supports a national flying          and that price and service quality monitoring occur at all      be the function of a single state body with correct geographic        airspace users in management of airspace through improved
                            amangement, safety and security                                              growth areas. Does not support cabotage or trading of                                                                        govt' basis similar to road funding. Considers the                    school concept and sees it funded through an industry levy or      airports.                                                       placement of future airports and limits on surrounding                systems and consultation with industry. Supports the
                                                                                                         7th freedoms and considers the regional package an                                                                           privatisation of local aerodromes to have been detrimental to         by Govt (similar to Maritime College in Tas). Considers                                                                            residential developments a key issue.                                 implementation of ADS-B.
                                                                                                         unreasonable incentive to attract services to secondary                                                                      the GA sector and that Govt policy should guarantee                   retention of aging workforce an issue and emphasises
                                                                                                         airports.                                                                                                                    minimum infrastructure standards, access and cap charges              helicopter pilot skills in addition to fixed wing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for GA sector and monitor airport operators for economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fairness in their GA dealings. Supports tax incentives and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      short term loans to rectify ageing aircraft fleet.

Harris Miller Miller &      Noise
Hanson Inc.




Hornsby Shire Council       aviation and climate change, aircraft
                            noise, use of private helicopters




Hotel Motel &               Competition in aviation services and                                         HMAA believes that in a globalised economy, and                                                                              HMAA believes that the Government should work with
Accommodation               its impact on the tourism industry,                                          when dealing with the world‟s most genuinely global                                                                          airlines and the industry to build an operational and regulatory
Association                 international airport access and                                             industries (travel and tourism), a fully global policy                                                                       climate which encourages better (and cheaper) services to
                            services, global warming.                                                    approach is now appropriate. Thus, HMAA urges                                                                                regional destinations. This will bring significant benefit not just
                                                                                                         consideration of the implementation of a full “open                                                                          to tourism, but to rural and regional communities more
                                                                                                         skies” approach for Australia‟s international and                                                                            broadly. An issue which should be addressed as part of this
                                                                                                         domestic aviation markets (subject to the continued                                                                          approach is the current (local government focused)
                                                                                                         application of the highest of safety standards). Clearly,                                                                    ownership structure of regional airports, and whether this is
                                                                                                         such an approach should be matched with the removal                                                                          the most appropriate model for the future.
                                                                                                         of any remaining ownership restrictions on Australian
                                                                                                         based airlines.
                                                                                                         Policy which encourages growth to multiple airports,
                                                                                                         supports additional airport capacity within the Sydney
                                                                                                         Basin, government services, particularly quarantine
                                                                                                         must be provided at all international airports.


Hume City Council           International, airport planning, skills,                                     Maintaining and improving direct flights with countries                                                                                                                                            Many organisations have begun to explore the option of                                                                             The preparation and implementation of Airport Master Plans
                            noise.                                                                       throughout Asia and the Middle East will help improve                                                                                                                                              „adopting a school‟ to highlight aviation careers.                                                                                 should be subject to the same process involved in the planning
                                                                                                         Australia‟s access to the Halal food market. It is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of non-airport land. The current provisions of the Airports Act
                                                                                                         important that capital city airports be maintained for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                related to the preparation and approval of master plans and
                                                                                                         use by larger airlines whole smaller commuter aircraft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                major development plans are inadequate. A review of the
                                                                                                         be located at secondary or regional airports. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     master plan consultation and approval process is required to
                                                                                                         capacity of major gateway airports to act as high level                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               establish an independent review of the master plans and
                                                                                                         intermodal freight hubs is yet to be fully realised. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              submissions leading to their approval. The integration of airport
                                                                                                         aggregation of logistics in these hubs can realise a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  planning and development with the prevailing planning system
                                                                                                         number of efficiencies, particularly in the areas of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  would facilitate the assessment of the economic impact of non
                                                                                                         customs and quarantine. There is a primary role for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   aeronautical development on surrounding areas. The „mainport‟
                                                                                                         Government in funding key pieces of infrastructure that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or Airport City concept is becoming widespread and it is clear
                                                                                                         allow greater access to the key airport node and allow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that the trend is for airports to develop not only as key transport
                                                                                                         a greater flow if freight and transport to and from the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               interchanges involving the transfer of people and freight
                                                                                                         airport. The provision of quality of public transport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 between different modes of transport but also as
                                                                                                         allows airports to behave as alternate CBDs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          complementary centres of activity that support existing city
                                                                                                         Businesses should be clustered around key aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    centres rather than compete with them. There is a need to
                                                                                                         centres with key component suppliers, manufacturers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  provide free or reduced fee parking at airports to facilitate
                                                                                                         training institutions and maintenance facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      passenger pick up.
                                                                                                         encouraged to locate around airports.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                   3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                  4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                 4.2 aircraft noise                                          4.3 consumer protection                              4.4 disability standards                                     4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an           5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                                impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      accident

Government of South                                                                   By and large the SA Government has supported the                                                            The SA Government supports an ETS that includes                                                                                                                            The lack of clarity in the Disability Standards is causing                                                              The level of security and the measures to provide it at Australian
Australia                                                                             regulatory reform process and its outcome based                                                             domestic aviation. International aviation should be                                                                                                                        uncertainty and the need for recourse to the legal                                                                      airports should be based on the proper and comprehensive
                                                                                      approach.                                                                                                   excluded at this stage, with a watching brief on what                                                                                                                      system and needs to be addressed.                                                                                       assessment of risk. The SA Government is satisfied with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  happens in other jurisdictions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    current risk assessment process, but remains concerned about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the disparity between security levels at regional airports and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     major airports to which they are connected. If required,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     upgrading security at regional airports would be beyond the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     means of the airlines and airport operators and alternative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sources of funding would need to be identified.




GPSat Systems Aust
P/L




Graham Banks Airport        Concerned that amending operational standard below        Sees ambiguity and confusion in the roles of CASA                                                           Sees R&D and appropriate govt investment and              Does not support curfews as they force the airport to       Considers consumers are adequately protected under Sees areas for improvement in access to facilities by          Supportive of existing arrangements but suggests           Generally supportive of existing measures noting that no security
Consultancy                 the ICAO standard for major airports to accommodate       and ATSB and suggests clear delineation of                                                                  incentives as necessary to address these issues.          operate below efficiency and considers mutually             existing arrangements with service levels and standard people with a disability such as boarding and              consumers be offered the option to purchase insurance      is fail safe. Supports the use of new technologies to improve
                            A380 aircraft has resulted in a lower safety outcome.     responsibilities is required so only one body is                                                                                                                      satisfactory outcomes are not possible for existing         conditions of carriage well documented by airlines.    disembarkation. Considers complaints mechanism to          for a specified 'pay out' in the event of an accident to   security measures including screening and biometric and
                                                                                      responsible for safety. Considers safety standards are                                                                                                                residents as whatever measures are likely to benefit                                                               be effective.                                              transfer the risk from the airline to the passenger.       considers security outcomes should not be compromised under
                                                                                      often compromised due to commercial interests.                                                                                                                        the community will impact the airports operations.                                                                                                                                                                                       any circumstances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sees off-airport planning and regulating residential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            encroachment as an option along with airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            relocation in order to resolve issues.

Griffith University         Sees enhanced aviation safety standards arising from
                            evidenced based research in SMS and collaboration
                            between tertiary institutions and Govt researchers like
                            CASA and ATSB.


Guild of Air Pilots and     Sees a need for greater education and consultation        Considers a 'top down' approach to a safety culture is                                                      Improvements in air traffic control and pilot practice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Generally supportive of current measures, including legislation
Air Navigators              with GA sector, in particular on safety management        necessary for both industry and Govt agencies with                                                          together with incentives for 'best practice'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and enforcement, and 'user-pays' principles but sees a need to
                            systems.                                                  safety mandate. Supports greater self administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           re-assess risk and measures in place at regional airports. Also
                                                                                      for industry where appropriate following independent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           considers Govt spending could be better targeted at gaps in the
                                                                                      enquiry into applications in consultation with industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       system such as non-primary airports and that measures should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     be applicable to non-jet aircraft that share a jet RPT profile.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Considers the need for ASIC by low end aviation sector to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     excessive.



Harris Miller Miller &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Suggests noise management should be based on
Hanson Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           empirical data that quantifies actual affect of noise on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      communities rather than more general measures to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      inform decisions on which techniques to employ such
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as sound insulation and night time operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      scheduling and runway use.
Hornsby Shire Council                                                                                                                                                                             Aviation industry should play its part in reducing  ANEF model for measurement of aircraft noise is
                                                                                                                                                                                                  greenhouse gas emissions including offsets,         limited. ANEFs should be used for planning but
                                                                                                                                                                                                  technological improvements and policy measures such complemented with a Person-Events Index more
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as carbon taxes.                                    appropriate for measuring impacts on residents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Civil aviation laws should be reviewed to prevent use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      helicopters for private transport from houses.

Hotel Motel &                                                                                                                                                                                     A “green Australia” will increasingly be a desirable
Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                     destination in a global warming sensitive world, but a
Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                  green Australia will not be achieved by the tourism or
                                                                                                                                                                                                  aviation industry and its constituent businesses alone,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  but with significant partnerships with governments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  consumers.




Hume City Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Considers ANEF in combination with AS2021 works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            well as the basis for the development planning tools to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            control development around airports. Also some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            benefit in reviewing AS2021 to bring the standard in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            line with the contemporary land use planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            descriptors. The Melbourne Airport Environs Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Plan suggested that street directories or similar could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be used to widely identify noise affected areas and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            encourage people to make further enquiries. There is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            considerable scope for airport and community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            partnerships to be developed to better manage noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and other impacts of airport operations. There is a lack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of mechanisms to ensure compliance with current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noise abatement procedures. Melbourne airport is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            strategically placed to remain curfew free. Airports in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            conjunction with the Commonwealth could assist by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            regulating the types of aircraft that use the airport at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            night and mandating the phasing out of older aircraft. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is not appropriate that surrounding communities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            experience older noisier aircraft at night. The noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enquiry services need to be better resourced to match
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            noise complaints to specific aircraft to provide more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            detailed responses to noise complaints and to analyse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the date collected to improve noise abatement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            procedures and their enforcement.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                            1 Australian aviation industry                  1.1 International services   1.2 Domestic services                                             1.3 regional & general aviation                                  1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry           2 Aviation infrastructure                                          2.1 airport planning and development                                 2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Hunter Economic            Infrstructure, airport planning and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The relationship between the RAAF and civil aviation is            Closer liaison with local council must ensure residential
Development                development (Williamtown).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                critical to the continued viability and growth of Williamtown      development areas do not encroach into unsuitable areas
Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     airport. A more robust agreement on the use of the RAAF            which may inhibit future expansion of military and civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     base for civil operations may be necessary to accommodate          operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     growth in both domestic and limited international operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Williamtown defence and civil operations contribute to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     diversity of the Hunter economy and growth in both should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     be promoted. Williamtown is in a unique position to relieve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     some pressure on Sydney by acting as a regional airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Restrictions on civil aircraft movements and shortening of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the runway during military operations causes delays and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     reductions in civil services.

Hunter Land Pty Ltd        airport planning and infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Compatible off-airport development being undertaken at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Williamtown. Subsequent infrastructure investment will see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Newcastle Airport placed to mitigate congestion and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     capacity constraints at Sydney and also play a role in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     national air freight network.
Industry Funds             Competition, airport planning,                                                                                              Very supportive of deregulation which has improved                                                                                                                                                                                                               Supports current policy settings which promote competition in
Management Pty Ltd         environmental                                                                                                               competition in the Australian airline industry, fostered growth                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Australian aviation market. Policy settings facilitate
                                                                                                                                                       and facilitated investment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      investment from organisations such as Industry Funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Management, which invests for a number of superannuation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Airports enjoy strong market positions in major capital cities but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        market power is reversed in other cities where airlines‟
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        decisions whether or not to fly routes are determining factors.

International Air          International & domestic services,             Seeking greater commercial freedom for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not supportive of price monitoring regime which does not
Transport Association      infrastructure and                             air transport, free of restrictions currently                                                                                                                                                                                                                              curb market power of airport monopolies and does not
                           environmental/community protection             over and above any other industry whose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provide adequate pricing guidelines or appeal processes.
                                                                          goods and services are traded across
                                                                          borders.
James Cook University      Safety/regulatory - bat strikes
QLD




Jandakot Airport           Airport privatisation and planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Considers cooperation between airports and local planning          Supportive of planning requirements under Federal jurisdiction
Holdings (Pty) Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   authorities to have improved since privatisation along with        but considers simplification of current planning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     community consultation.                                            development would benefit the industry.
Liquor Hospitality and     Security
Miscellaneous Union




Local Government           Regional aviation services,                                                                                                                                                                   Sustainable services vital to ongoing viability of communities Sees a need for improved training facilities and financial   Opposes the development of a second Sydney airport within          Acknowledges airports economic significance and Federal
Association of NSW         airports/aerodromes and equitable access                                                                                                                                                      and access for professionals, services etc. Considers route assistance to address the pilot shortage.                       the Sydney basin due to adverse impacts on residents and           jurisdiction but does not consider this sufficient to justify
and Shires Association     of regional services to Sydney Airport,
of NSW                     second Sydney Airport, airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         licensing to be adequate but sees a need for a policy                                                                       environment. Supports investigation of alternative site            development outside of transparent and robust planning
                           development, noise, security and skills                                                                                                                                                       response by both Federal and State govt to ensure continued                                                                 options, in consultation with State and local govt, outside of     processes that take account of broader impacts, particularly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         services are provided on an equitable and comparable basis                                                                  the basin. Seeks a consistent approach to airport charging         non-aeronautical development. Recommends a clearly defined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with metropolitan services. State govt needs to ensure on-                                                                  at regional airports including the possibly of govt subsidies to   mechanism for consultation with State and local govt on airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         going viability of routes where it intervenes. Seeks a                                                                      share the taxation burden across communities.                      development and believes local govt should have a role in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         guarantee that regional airline access to Sydney airport, inc                                                                                                                                  planning and developing an integrated approach to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         terminal facilities, will be maintained and does not see any                                                                                                                                   development including airports. Suggests the Minister be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         viable alternative to the continued use of Sydney by                                                                                                                                           required to consult with local govt and take account of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         population of regional and rural NSW.                                                                                                                                                          developments on other infrastructure and communities and that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        consideration be given to charging commercial developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on airports the equivalent of rates or developer contributions.

Local Government           ALOP and other regional airport                                                                                                                                                               Many local airports are not financially viable. The                                                                                                                                            Airport planners must build stronger relationships with local and
Association of             needs, security, planning at airports,                                                                                                                                                        Commonwealth needs to recognise that it has a key role in                                                                                                                                      state planning and infrastructure authorities, through regular
Queensland                 including development around                                                                                                                                                                  supporting local government to keep these airports open and                                                                                                                                    meetings and more transparent sharing of information. The
                           airports, safety documents relating to                                                                                                                                                        adequately maintained. The LGAQ would welcome the                                                                                                                                              problems are often in the interpretation or implementation of
                           airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         opportunity to work with both spheres of government to                                                                                                                                         the existing regulatory regime rather than the regime itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         develop policy options to maintain the sustainability of this                                                                                                                                  Relationships with local communities need to be well resourced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         vital infrastructure.                                                                                                                                                                          and ongoing. Communities will reject tokenistic approaches or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        approaches that just seek to achieve regulatory tick-off. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Government policy needs address the significant differences                                                                                                                                    Port of Brisbane is an example of a similar master planned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         between small remote airports and the larger regional                                                                                                                                          area for which the Port of Brisbane Authority engages in a well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airports. Most small airports are run primarily as a                                                                                                                                           resourced and continuous engagement with the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Community Service Obligation and require considerable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ongoing financial support to just maintain essential services.                                                                                                                                 Queensland has had a State Planning Policy (SPP) on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Whereas many of the larger regional airports are able to                                                                                                                                       development in the vicinity of airports since 1992. The current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         maintain essential services through landing charges but could                                                                                                                                  SPP 1/02 came into effect in 2002. The SPP has provided a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have the potential to expand their services if they were to                                                                                                                                    long running coherent policy that has been included in local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         receive additional support from government.                                                                                                                                                    government planning schemes and development assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to ensure the safeguarding of airport infrastructure in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Queensland. It is a good model to be considered or adopted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        other jurisdictions.


Mackay Ports Authority     Aviation Safety with better air traffic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Local Government Councils and their airports should enter         The work being carried out by Airservices Australia with ADS-B
                           management, recognition of the negative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      into a memorandum of understanding, recognising that airports        (Automatic Dependence Surveillance – Broadcast) and GRAS
                           effects on domestic air travel caused by
                           the higher airfares due to fuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        outside the Airports Act need to be able to develop non-             (Ground Based Regional Augmentations Systems) should be
                           surcharges, high exchange rate of AUD,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       aeronautical revenue in order to remain competitive. That            continued to be supported by Government and industry to improve
                           higher interest rates, petrol and grocery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    airports also acknowledge any affect on airport developments         safety and reduce carbon emissions. Mackay Ports has
                           prices, Network pricing of Airservices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       will have on Council infrastructure and the need to work with the    participated in the test bed for GRAS and made a commitment of
                           charges, Network charging of passenger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       local planning authorities and where appropriate make a fair         $75,000 to assist in funding ground installations. Supports a pure
                           and checked bag screening costs,
                           Recognition of the need for increased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        contribution.                                                        network price for terminal services.
                           non-aeronautical revenue for regional                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. A national policy on developments in the vicinity of airports
                           airports in order to contain airport charges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 should be introduced along similar lines to SPP 01/02 or at
                           to the airlines, Recognition of the need for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 least guidelines are available for National and State planning
                           a National Planning Policy for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               authorities and airports and reference material made available
                           developments in the vicinity of airports,
                           The need for a carbon trading scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for airports to assess their public safety area risk contours.
                           rather than a carbon tax .




Marrickville Council       Sydney Airport, security vs airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Advocates development of an alternative airport for Sydney         Planning issues: obstacle limitation surface limits apartment
                           access                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and a reduction of impacts in the interim through capacity         building heights. NSW govt requirement that industrial land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     caps on Sydney Airport, curfew extension /enforcement and          cannot be rezoned for residential. Wants firm commitment for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     widening of noise insulation subsidies. Is opposed to further      alt airport site/investigation. Consultation: support improved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     airport privatisation and does not support renewal of SACL's       dialogue between Sydney airport and councils. Need to limit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lease.                                                             major expansion of commercial floor space at airports. Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reaffirms its commitment to State and local planning controls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        over airport land.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                  3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                   4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                4.2 aircraft noise                                          4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards   4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                        accident

Hunter Economic
Development
Corporation




Hunter Land Pty Ltd




Industry Funds                                                                                                                                                                    Treatment of airlines and airports should be separated
Management Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                                                under an emissions management regime.




International Air                                                                                                                                                                 Considers aviation industry already undertaking
Transport Association                                                                                                                                                             significant initiatives to reduce emissions.



James Cook University                                                Risk of wildlife strikes, particularly from bats is not
QLD                                                                  appropriately managed.
                                                                     Recommendations:
                                                                     - A federally funded and regulated system for the
                                                                     identification of wildlife strikes from animal remains be
                                                                     created
                                                                     - The support of research projects by ATSB be
                                                                     reinstated
                                                                     - That a national strategy for „bat strike‟ be created
                                                                     - That support for collaborative groups continue
                                                                     - Development of a proforma management strategy for
                                                                     bats, to assist implementation of appropriate risk
                                                                     avoidance strategies at airports suffering from bat
                                                                     strikes.
Jandakot Airport
Holdings (Pty) Ltd


Liquor Hospitality and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wants to see screening of all pax on all services based on
Miscellaneous Union                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            perceived risk. Looking for emphasis on improved training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               remuneration and technical equipment for screening. Supports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               'express lane' concept for pax facilitation, further training for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dealing with special needs pax and background checks for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               employers of aviation security personnel.
Local Government                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seeks assurance that affected communities are                                                                                                                       Considers security to be a Federal responsibility along with the
Association of NSW                                                                                                                                                                                                                         consulted on noise and environmental issues and                                                                                                                     cost.
and Shires Association
of NSW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           endorses SACF as a forum for ongoing consultation.




Local Government                                                     A number of regional airport operators expressed their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The level of security and safety measures appropriate for small
Association of                                                       satisfaction in their relationship with CASA citing that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  airports should be significantly less complex than for major
Queensland
                                                                     their approach has always been practical and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          airports.
                                                                     safety management systems are appropriate and did
                                                                     not see the need for a review. A remote airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Security screening at regional and remote airports is very
                                                                     operator had a different perspective and suggested                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        expensive and a part-time role which councils find difficult to
                                                                     that:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     resource efficiently. Any increase in security requirements for
                                                                      “For isolated and remote communities the Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          airports must be fully funded and that a provision be made for
                                                                     Management System could be enhanced by ensuring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ongoing maintenance funding. The Australian Government
                                                                     that documents are reader friendly and that on site                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       needs to recognise and value the crucial role of regional and
                                                                     assistance is made available from professionals for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       remote airports and recognise that for the majority of these they
                                                                     training etc.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            do not have the volume of traffic to make them sustainable in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               long term and therefore require ongoing financial assistance.




Mackay Ports Authority                                                                                                                                                            The need for a carbon trading or offset scheme rather                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Commonwealth Government should fund the cost of
                                                                                                                                                                                  than a carbon tax that would further suppress travel                                                                                                                                                                         passenger screening and checked bag screening, whilst leaving
                                                                                                                                                                                  demand and strength of the national economy. A                                                                                                                                                                               the operation of those services with the airlines and airports
                                                                                                                                                                                  carbon trading or offset scheme is a more effective                                                                                                                                                                          rather than form a new Homeland security department.
                                                                                                                                                                                  way to actually physically reduce emissions.                                                                                                                                                                                 2. If the Government is not prepared to fund these costs then the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               introduction of a network per passenger or MTOW charge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               similar to Enroute charges by Airservices Australia. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               information for charging purposes is already available through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BTRE – Aviation Statistics or Avcharges.




Marrickville Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Continued legislative certainty for distribution of noise                                                                                                           Improved security should not occur at the expense of walking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           impacts. Expansion of noise insulation subsidy zone                                                                                                                 and cycling access to, through and around airports.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           funded by re-intro of noise levy. Improving info on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           noise complaints, by local government area &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           publishing of complaints. Need to modernise aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fleet to reduce noise impacts.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                   1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                                     1.2 Domestic services                                         1.3 regional & general aviation                                    1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                      2 Aviation infrastructure                                  2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Mission Aviation          Regulatory reform, ageing aircraft,                                                                                                                                                                  The RASS scheme should be reviewed in light of the
Fellowship                remote air services                                                                                                                                                                                  proposed CASR Part 135 removing the RPT/charter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               distinction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The direct capital funding of an air service may be necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in special circumstances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The certification process for new aircraft needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               expedited.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Urgent implementation of CSR Part 135 will allow a more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               feasible business model for remote air services, removing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the distinction between charter and RPT services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Market forces will eventually prevail on the issue of aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               renewal. Financial institutions have all sorts of creative ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of funding new aircraft, these things are not out of reach of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               most operators. A sensible business case can be made to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               justify new aircraft with only minimal equity, for the vast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               majority of operators in Australia.


Moorabbin Airport         Noise and airport consultative and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reclamation of golf course for development without adequate           Sees transponders as mandatory to improve efficiency in flight
Residents Association     planning frameworks at Moorabbin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         compensation to community for loss of amenity.                        planning and reduce time over aerodrome.
(MARA)


Moree Plains Shire        Regional & GA; Skills, aiport                                                                                                                                                                        There should be a Government contribution towards regional         Government should consider regional scholarships to attract                                                                      Government should fund airports as it does roads.                  Need to tighten up call signs when approaching runways. Maybe
Council                   planning, ATM, consumer                                                                                                                                                                              airport infrastructure.                                            skilled workers to regional areas.                                                                                               Recommends establishment of a community airport focus              implement e-tags for aircraft.
                          standards, security                                                                                                                                                                                  Safety and safety measures implemented at major airports           Federal Government should support training endeavours by                                                                         group.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are not affordable for regional services. Security measures        local aero club                                                                                                                  OLS and zones should be included in local environment plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are inconsistent.                                                  The Australian Government needs to identify nationally                                                                           for future developments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No role for local government in renew ageing aircraft. CASA        significant skills and support essential skills shortages with                                                                   Need to ensure adequate land available for future development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               should ensure strict adherence to maintenance standards.           appropriate policies and incentives. More cost efficient to have                                                                 of airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  flying schools located in regional areas.                                                                                        Strategic planning needs to be longer term. Moree wants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   continued access to Sydney – not Williamtown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Not enough transparency in airport pricing.
Newcastle Airport         Airport planning, international                                         NZ should be treated as domestic through reduced,              A deregulated aviation market as the best model for the       Govt needs to incentivise capital investment in regional        Consideration should be given to industry development for                                                                           Newcastle faces convoluted procedures in seeking planning          ATC & ARFF are currently provided by RAAF Williamtown.
Limited                   services, passenger facilitation,                                       customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ)                      delivery of air services. A continued move into privatised    airlines through appropriate fiscal policy plus government      airport management skills based training and also ATC.                                                                              and development approval owing to meeting federal state, local
                          regional, skills, safety/regulatory,                                    requirements. A lack of funding of border agencies and         airports allowing market driven response to growth is         investment in airport infrastructure for secondary airports and                                                                                                                                     government and Defence requirement. Believes there is a clear
                          noise, security                                                         CIQ infrastructure inhibits growth for regions, including      supported.                                                    connector transport infrastructure (roads, rail).                                                                                                                                                   need to clarify development controls at both the local
                                                                                                  cargo. New international airlines should be encouraged                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           government and federal levels. Also that responsibility for
                                                                                                  particularly where point to point services are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   transport infrastructure to airports needs to be clarified. Market
                                                                                                  sustainable outside of capital city markets, particularly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        forces should be a key driver of pricing at airports given their
                                                                                                  focusing on the emerging markets of India and China.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             inherent differences but the principal of a dual till approach
                                                                                                  Newcastle want a 2 daily international flights using the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should continue to be supported.
                                                                                                  same aircraft as domestic and believe it would not
                                                                                                  affect defence activities.

Northern Territory        International air services policy,                                      It is recommended that the Australian Government:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recognising both that NT Airports has acted responsibly and           11. re-instate the national uniform system for all Air Services
Airports Pty Ltd                                                                                  1. Introduce a New Regional Access Package with the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the countervailing power of the airlines, continue to exclude         Australia charges; and
                                                                                                  following elements:• existing foreign carrier                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Darwin International Airport and Alice Springs Airport from price     12. retain the existing charging system in the event a national
                                                                                                  concessions retained;• any Australian domestic carrier,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          monitoring.                                                           uniform system of charges is unacceptable; and
                                                                                                  regardless of ownership, could operate limited                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         13. not move to location specific Air Services Australia charges.
                                                                                                  international services under the following conditions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Make amendments to the Airports Act 1996 that enable airport-
                                                                                                  gateways must be outside Sydney, Melbourne,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lessee companies to voluntarily opt to have non-aeronautical
                                                                                                  Brisbane and Perth; sector length up to 2,500 nautical                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           land subject to the local planning regime in exchange for
                                                                                                  miles; narrow body (single aisle) aircraft must be used;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gaining freehold tenure over that same land.
                                                                                                  and capacity under the relevant Bilateral International
                                                                                                  Air Services Agreement would be allocated in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Adopt the Ultimate Capacity ANEF, or at least a long range 40
                                                                                                  accordance with normal International Air Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                year ANEF, as the ANEF planning tool; 6. incorporate
                                                                                                  Commission procedures; and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Department of Defence military aircraft noise forecasts into the
                                                                                                  2. adopt a policy whereby the Passenger Movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Darwin ANEF as per the Joint User Deed; and 7. investigate
                                                                                                  Charge is the only charge levied on charters to non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the use of High Noise Corridors as a planning tool to prevent
                                                                                                  designated gateways for barrier agency services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 noise sensitive land uses near airports.


Northern Territory     Regional/domestic/international                                            In general, the NT supports a continued move towards           Deregulation of the domestic market has benefited             There is market failure in regional aviation that requires                                                                                                                                          This question of equity is becoming more significant as DIA           There are opportunities to better integrate civil and military
Department of Planning aviation, security, passenger                                              more liberalised arrangements in bilateral air service         consumers and increased competition. The continuation of      government intervention.                                                                                                                                                                            moves away from land uses supporting aviation towards other           resources and infrastructure at joint user airports like Darwin
& Infrastructure       facilitation, Airport planning, noise,                                     agreements where it is in the national interest. This will     the existing policy approach is supported.                    . Seed funding should be considered to help develop a                                                                                                                                               commercial land uses in competition with existing commercial          where over 80% of traffic is civil aviation operations.
                          consumer protection                                                     increase tourism and trade and see market                                                                                    suitable replacement aircraft for the 9 – 19 seat market.                                                                                                                                           development on Territory land; noting that DIA‟s non-
                                                                                                  developments that benefit the nation.                          Consideration may need to be given to some contingency        . There is a need to pursue a cooperative approach among                                                                                                                                            aeronautical development programme is absolutely dependant            Air Services‟ charging regime is of particular importance at
                                                                                                                                                                 planning for dramatic shocks to the industry which would      governments to supporting regional air services                                                                                                                                                     on urban infrastructure and services provided by state and local      regional airports which are characterised by a relatively low
                                                                                                  A review of the Regional Package is required with due          threaten the Australian economy. Emergency measures to        . Consideration could be given to an indigenous RASS                                                                                                                                                governments, but is not subject to the associated fees, rates         number of users. The NT calls for a network charging approach
                                                                                                  weight given to regional development and equity                maintain air services may involve cabotage or 7th freedoms.   scheme run from the Aviation Division of the Department of                                                                                                                                          and charges.                                                          across Australia. At worst, the existing Airport Rescue and Fire
                                                                                                  arguments.                                                                                                                   Infrastructure.                                                                                                                                                                                     There is also opportunity for Airport land to form part of the        Fighting hybrid network model should be retained and extended to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               . There may be scope for governments to better coordinate                                                                                                                                           future expansion of urban land uses south of Alice Springs, and       approach and terminal navigation charging at regional airports.
                                                                                                  NT supports an open cargo policy for dedicated cargo                                                                         travel demand to support more regular air services.                                                                                                                                                 it follows that land use planning by the Territory should have full   The enroute subsidy is important and should continue with ongoing
                                                                                                  services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        regard for the potential of Commonwealth airport land.                consideration of special charging arrangements for aircraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A Memorandum of Understanding could ensure that land use              operations of less than 5.7 tonne.
                                                                                                  NT does NOT support limiting international operations,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           planning for Territory airports is integrated into land use
                                                                                                  including charters, to defined international airports.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           planning for the NT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   If, in the interests of public safety and future flexibility for
                                                                                                  The NT calls for consistent customer service to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               commercial and military aviation, the Commonwealth considers
                                                                                                  benchmarked across all international airport facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          development under approach splays to be undesirable then its
                                                                                                  and border controls to improve passengers‟ arrival and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           regulatory framework should reflect this.
                                                                                                  departure experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The rationalisation of the civilian and military OLSs into one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   airspace control plan that the NT Planning Scheme could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   reference would provide greater transparency to developers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   land in the vicinity of the airport, and provide more certain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   protection for the joint user airspace.

NSW Business              Airport infrastructure and regional                                                                                                                                                                  Considers growth in regional passengers numbers should                                                                                   Sees a need for infrastructure investment to support the   Sees a need for provision of improved transport links and
Chamber                   services                                                                                                                                                                                             equate to investment in infrastructure                                                                                                   opening of new markets and develop links between cities    facilities at regional airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and regional areas
NSW Disability            Consumer protection and disability
Discrimination Legal      standards
Centre Inc




NSW State Government All issues                                                                   Supports the development of additional bilateral                                                                             The efficient use of KSA needs to be balanced with the             Information about career pathways and availability of aviation                                                                   The current land use planning and development approval
                                                                                                  agreements along the lines of the recent Open Skies                                                                          interest of regional airline passengers (continued access to       VET could be improved by a school and VET aviation strategy                                                                      mechanisms at major airports are not working effectively with
                                                                                                  agreement with the US. It should be reviewed whether                                                                         KSA). ACCC oversight of pricing of aeronautical services to        and a communication strategy targeting students and mid                                                                          regard to either aviation-related development or non-aviation
                                                                                                  there is a net public benefit from continuing to place                                                                       regional airline services should continue. Review of CASA          career people looking to retrain. The establishment of a virtual                                                                 development. Airport land transport infrastructure is struggling
                                                                                                  restrictions on the ownership of Australian-based                                                                            charges and possible adjustment of the Enroute Charges             training school that is a cooperative between universities,                                                                      to manage the passenger task. Master plans have focused on
                                                                                                  international airlines. ASAs should provide for the                                                                          Rebate scheme or other subsidies need to be considered             TAFE, the private sector, industry and Governments. The                                                                          future developments within the airport boundaries and assumed
                                                                                                  application of transparent, rigorous and accountable                                                                         where the economic viability of services is challenged. The        aviation industry could benefit from a HECS/FEE-HELP style                                                                       that State Government and others will ensure the land transport
                                                                                                  safety and maintenance standards. Consideration                                                                              threshold for eligibility of remote aerodromes for the Remote      assistance in occupations where there are identified skill                                                                       infrastructure is adequate to the task. Dealing with these
                                                                                                  should be given to allowing foreign airlines to access                                                                       Air Service Subsidy needs to be reviewed to widen its              shortages. Proposal for COAG to consider a system that will                                                                      impacts will require a collaborative approach between airport
                                                                                                  the Australian domestic market provided that                                                                                 coverage and the terms of its application. The                     allow individuals to gain qualifications from organisations other                                                                operators, Local and State Government. Consideration should
                                                                                                  Australian airlines are granted foreign access, and that                                                                     Commonwealth Government should consider funding the                than universities and then repay that debt through the income                                                                    be given to formal mechanism to ensure that planning for
                                                                                                  foreign carriers are subject to Australia‟s safety and                                                                       provision and maintenance of minor airports and aircraft           tax system, where there is an identified skill shortage.                                                                         growth in aviation transport at KSA does not constrain future
                                                                                                  regulatory regime. The same principle of access                                                                              maintenance facilities and if market failure is substantiated in   Government could encourage companies to expand and                                                                               growth of sea transport at Port Botany and vice versa. it is
                                                                                                  should be applied to granting international airlines                                                                         GA take into consideration the consequences of that market         increase flexibility and accessibility of cadetships; Government                                                                 proposed that all airport non-aviation development should be
                                                                                                  access to domestic aviation markets. Supports the                                                                            failure.                                                           funded/subsidised cadetships; - increase the FEE-HELP cap                                                                        planned as part of the region within which it is located and be
                                                                                                  growth of international services from regional airports,                                                                                                                                        for aviation students to $102,000 to be consistent with other                                                                    subject to relevant State and Territory Planning legislation,
                                                                                                  regionally-based facilities could reduce some of the                                                                                                                                            high cost degrees such as medicine and dentistry; review of the                                                                  policies and procedures. Further, any land the Commonwealth
                                                                                                  load on KSA. Expanding the number of direct                                                                                                                                                     access and the terms of FEE-HELP assistance; use of RAAF                                                                         may subsequently acquire and lease for airport use that is put
                                                                                                  international gateways would incur significant costs                                                                                                                                            infrastructure to provide training; adding pilots to the Skilled                                                                 to non-aviation use should also be subject to relevant State and
                                                                                                  related to airport capacity to handle aircraft and border                                                                                                                                       Migration List; and investment in pilot training facilities in the                                                               Territory Planning legislation, policies and procedures.
                                                                                                  control/quarantine. Future air freight networks should                                                                                                                                          Sydney basin and regional NSW. The industry has                                                                                  Memoranda of Understandings between airport operators and
                                                                                                  be planned as sea freight was planned for through                                                                                                                                               considerable capacity to fund training and receives a high rate                                                                  State and local government it is required to consider general
                                                                                                  Auslink. Possible opportunity to develop a regionally-                                                                                                                                          of return for investment in training, as staff are likely to remain                                                              community interests. All master plans and major planning
                                                                                                  sited (such as at Dubbo) international air freight facility.                                                                                                                                    in the industry for most of their career.                                                                                        proposals on airports should be subject to review and the




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                  4 Customer & community protection - addressing        4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                 4.2 aircraft noise                                         4.3 consumer protection                                      4.4 disability standards                                      4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an   5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                             impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accident

Mission Aviation                                                   Urgent implementation of CSR Part 135 will allow a
Fellowship                                                         more feasible business model for remote air services,
                                                                   removing the distinction between charter and RPT
                                                                   services.




Moorabbin Airport                                                                                                             Wants greater recognition and engagement by airport                                                             Seeks restricted aircraft movements, more transparent                                                                                                                                                                                    Strongly supports user-pays principle for necessary security
Residents Association                                                                                                         operator and Govt on community impact issues.                                                                   and consultative ANEF system and improved                                                                                                                                                                                                measures.
(MARA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              grievance mechanisms such as Airport Noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ombudsman.
Moree Plains Shire                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Remove curfew at Sydney, reduces access to regional Lack of facilities when making connections.                         Transport standards are not ensuring adequate service                                                            Review security screening requirements with a view to making
Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       services.                                                                                                               for people with disabilities.                                                                                    consistent between jet and non-jet. Security infrastructure at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regional airports is adequate. Security is a federal government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       responsibility. New technology should be introduced to increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       efficiency. Level of security should be based on individual risk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       assessment.




Newcastle Airport                                                  Regional airports are not resourced to cope with the                                                                                                                       Newcastle is working with Defence/RAAF to manage                                                                                                                                                                                         Risk based approach. Government support for regional airports.
Limited                                                            increasing level of regulatory reform including the                                                                                                                        flight paths and noise impact perceptions. Airport                                                                                                                                                                                       Encourage competition by not discriminating between small jet
                                                                   levels of consultation departments are demanding. The                                                                                                                      operators would like to see standard operating hours                                                                                                                                                                                     and turboprop aircraft. Centrally funded security approach.
                                                                   cost of regulatory reform for regional airports is not                                                                                                                     aligned with Australian curfew standard 6am – 10pm
                                                                   commensurate with benefit.                                                                                                                                                 (increase to 11pm).




Northern Territory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It is recommended that the Australian Government:
Airports Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8. fund security costs at the low volume airports – say all airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (designated and non-designated) below 3 million passengers per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       annum;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9. if Australian Government funding is unacceptable, introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       national uniform pricing per passenger for domestic and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       international security for the 11 security designated airports; and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10. implement Recommendation V of the Wheeler Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       which recommended a review of the CTFR requirement at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       airports.




Northern Territory                                                 The NT notes there is a Senate Inquiry into the Civil                                                            Government policies on climate change are likely to       The current 2004 – 2024 Master Plan for Darwin             The NT notes the recommendations from the recent                                                                                                                              The high cost of security charges at regional ports, due to
Department of Planning                                             Aviation Safety Authority underway, which may provide                                                            have a significant impact on the aviation industry.       International Airport includes the 2024 ANEF‟s which       Victorian investigation of low cost airline consumer                                                                                                                          relatively low passenger through put, acts as a disincentive for
& Infrastructure
                                                                   directions for policy settings. A good regulator is able                                                         There is a need for the industry to incorporate climate   are less conservative than the previous 2019 exposure      issues. These recommendations and the development                                                                                                                             airlines considering the viability of new or increased services.
                                                                   to uphold the law while educating and supporting their                                                           change principles so as to mitigate its impact on the     forecasts. This difference is mainly the result of not     of best practice airline and airport customer service                                                                                                                         This is especially true for low cost carriers which now provide the
                                                                   customers.                                                                                                       environment without adversely affecting related           modelling low level military operations. The noise         charters, subject to the development of RIS                                                                                                                                   majority of international seat capacity to the NT.
                                                                                                                                                                                    industries and communities dependent on its services.     consultant‟s report to Air Services Australia              assessments, should be considered in policy
                                                                   The Australian Government needs to show leadership                                                               Hence, policies should aim to encourage the industry      recommended that “Until it can be confirmed that low       development.                                                                                                                                                                  As Alice Springs airport is one of the 11 security designated
                                                                   to ensure the regulatory reform process is completed                                                             to achieve this objective.                                level flights will never be a feature of military                                                                                                                                                                                        airports in Australia, the 1500 daily users of this small regional
                                                                   as soon as possible to provide stability for industry.                                                           In progressing to a green paper, the commentary           operations in the longer term, it may be prudent to                                                                                                                                                                                      airport are in the inequitable position of bearing all the costs of
                                                                                                                                                                                    section would benefit from expressing carbon dioxide      retain the ANEF that has been in place for some                                                                                                                                                                                          the security measures that are required at Australia‟s largest
                                                                   Due to the downturn in RPT services, closed charters                                                             emissions as carbon dioxide equivalents and account       years”. However the statutory requirement is to                                                                                                                                                                                          airports.
                                                                   are now an important category for the servicing of                                                               for all greenhouse gases, as is standard practice in      comply with the ANEFs presented in the current DIA
                                                                   remote community needs in the NT. Closed charters                                                                other sectors. Giving only the 2% carbon-dioxide figure   Master Plan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Securing our Regional Skies program has had positive
                                                                   are somewhat of a grey area and regulatory                                                                       is not adequate to inform discussion. Similarly, the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               outcomes and contributed to the ability of remote airports to
                                                                   clarification is required. Consideration should be given                                                         Issues Paper only gives information on the global          This under representation of the longer term exposure                                                                                                                                                                                   ramp up arrangements when required to do so if the threat level
                                                                   to an Air Taxi category for remote Australia for                                                                 contribution of aviation to total greenhouse emissions.   to aircraft noise has temporary weakened the NT‟s                                                                                                                                                                                        were to increase.
                                                                   operations by aircraft of nine seats or less.                                                                    Some Australian figures would be the minimum              ability to resist inappropriate development on land that
                                                                                                                                                                                    required to inform discussion of the issues.              will be subject to high ANEFs. This is strong argument
                                                                                                                                                                                    The age of the Australian aircraft fleet and rate of      to shift towards airport planning based on Ultimate
                                                                                                                                                                                    replacement needs to be explored further. While the       Noise Exposure Forecasts.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Issues Paper mentions that new engines are
                                                                                                                                                                                    significantly more efficient, it doesn‟t indicate the
                                                                                                                                                                                    average age of the current Australian aircraft fleet,
                                                                                                                                                                                    what proportion of current aircraft have such new
                                                                                                                                                                                    engines, nor how fast the fleet is being renewed. This
NSW Business                                                                                                                                                                        is basic data regarding the issue of fuel efficiency –
Chamber


NSW Disability                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Low cost carrier services have introduced inconsistent       Recommend implementation of regulations based on
Discrimination Legal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and restrictive airline policies to the Australian market.   the EU model to ensure uniformity of policies and
Centre Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Implementation of recommendations of the 'Flight             practices and provide a more effective monitoring and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Closed' report are considered necessary and seen as          complaints process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mutually beneficial to disabled travellers and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         industry.
NSW State Government                                                                                                                                                                Consideration should be given to a reporting system       Supports the retention of the existing curfew              Ministers supported the development of best practice         The national Companion Card initiative should be                                                                 Concerns raised about the airport policing require, as a matter of
                                                                                                                                                                                    for actual savings achieved by operators adopting         restrictions at KSA and Coolangatta airports.              airline and airport customer service charters, subject to    considered given the application of „independent travel                                                          urgency, development of an all government/industry action plan
                                                                                                                                                                                    measures to improve fuel efficiency, as a way to          Increased aircraft movements at Bankstown airport          development of a regulatory impact statement, and            criteria‟ by some airlines and the position of some                                                              addressing all elements of regional, State and Commonwealth
                                                                                                                                                                                    record the effectiveness of these measures. An            outside that agreed in the current master plan should      requested that the Commonwealth consider this issue          airlines to require people with a disability to travel with                                                      aviation issues. Consideration of the threats, risks and
                                                                                                                                                                                    emissions trading scheme, including domestic aviation     trigger curfew consideration. There should be a clear      as part of its review of the national aviation policy.       a carer.                                                                                                         associated costs need to inform decisions on the level and
                                                                                                                                                                                    emissions, will therefore be a useful mechanism for       separation between airport operators and the regulator                                                                                                                                                                                   nature of security arrangements imposed. Risk based
                                                                                                                                                                                    minimising greenhouse emissions related to the            that sets ANEF because these contours dictate the                                                                                                                                                                                        arrangements need to be adopted at regional airports, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    domestic aviation sector. The NSW Government also         land uses in the vicinity of the airport – effectively a                                                                                                                                                                                 support by the Commonwealth is appropriate for costs of
                                                                                                                                                                                    supports the exploration of clean engine technology       zoning prohibition. The ANEF must not be set by                                                                                                                                                                                          providing security at regional airports. The security infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                    and clean fuels as other medium term measures to          Airport operators. The Government should explore                                                                                                                                                                                         at KSA should be upgraded. A security „footprint‟ should be
                                                                                                                                                                                    minimise the impact of aviation emissions on the          alternate aircraft noise forecasting systems to better                                                                                                                                                                                   introduced under the direction of ICAO and Air Services
                                                                                                                                                                                    environment.                                              inform land use planning by state and local                                                                                                                                                                                              Australia across all Australian airports to enable consistency in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              governments and to better inform communities around                                                                                                                                                                                      the screening of passengers, baggage and freight. Consistent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              airports. Locally negotiated airport community                                                                                                                                                                                           with the Commonwealth Disability Strategy, the Government as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              approaches are one way in which this could be                                                                                                                                                                                            a purchaser of services could ensure this issue is properly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              achieved. These could include specific measures to                                                                                                                                                                                       considered in the purchasing of security services and regulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              improve the amenity and reduce the conflict between                                                                                                                                                                                      of providers. The NSW Government supports the maintaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              land use. It is imperative for legislative approaches to                                                                                                                                                                                 and further strengthening of the ASIC regime. The definition of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              be retained to ensure that the noise amenity and health                                                                                                                                                                                  'aviation security relevant offence' in the Aviation Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the local community is protected.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Security Regulation 2005 to include offences involving firearms,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ammunition or prohibited weapons as well as trespass. Offences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Act 1956 should all be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       included within the meaning of 'aviation security related offences'.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                      1 Australian aviation industry   1.1 International services                            1.2 Domestic services                                         1.3 regional & general aviation                                   1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                      2 Aviation infrastructure                                        2.1 airport planning and development                                 2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Overnight Airfreight       Air freight, airport planning and                                         Support open cargo policy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Abuse of monopoly power by airports.
Operators Association      pricing, noise, security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               There is an urgent need for stronger and more stringent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  regulations or even a new regulator to be employed to monitor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  airport pricing across Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Need to protect aviation infrastructure through better state and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  local government planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Need to prevent OLS penetration.




Parkes Shire Council       Air cargo, regional and general                                           Considers facilitation of air cargo movements to                                                                    Seeking Govt investigation and support to ensure sustainable                                                                            Considers assistance to smaller airports is essential to allow   Sees opportunities to integrate airport infrastructure with off-
                           aviation, airport planning and pricing                                    regional areas would link to existing transport hub                                                                 services to regional Australia including adequate                                                                                       fees to be set to attract consumers and off-set costs.           airport infrastructure, particularly for freight
                                                                                                     strategy.                                                                                                           infrastructure. Suggests returning fuel excise for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         maintenance and infrastructure investment along with greater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         monitoring of airlines to minimise abuse of market power in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         negotiating with marginal airports. Seeks Govt support for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airports in attracting and retaining GA services.

Paspaley Pearls Group      Skills and training, recognition of                                                                                                                                                           Regional & GA services are subject to direct competitive          Skills shortages are a significant through to GA viability. Policy The significance of the GA sector needs to be recognised                                                                                 The development of ATM standards and technologies for RPT
                           general aviation industry                                                                                                                                                                     pressures and higher cost pressures than RPT due to               framework is needed that harmonises training and licensing for under infrastructure programs                                                                                                                need to address equivalency of outcomes and investment for GA.
                           considerations and support for an                                                                                                                                                             remoteness and lack of buying power. Investment in GA             overseas skills including appropriate immigration regime,
                           industry structure that promotes                                                                                                                                                              infrastructure and fleet has suffered as a consequence.           development of a national training standard, a joint industry-
                           growth across all sectors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Considers restructure of sector possible through market           Govt commitment to develop career paths and employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         forces subject to revised policy framework. Seeks a               options and financial support, tailored to GA, for training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         commitment to GA through incentives to invest, attract            organisations. Financial support for individuals, development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         business development and skills and regulatory oversight          a managerial career path within the sector, public awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         which recognises client influence on GA operations together       campaign and recognition of remoteness issues are also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with Govt procurement processes that support GA sector.           sought.

Peel Development           Secondary airport infrastructure                                                                                                                                                              There should be a clear, documented and ratified agreement        Provision of infrastructure may include to the development of                                                                          The planning and development mechanisms under the Airports
Commission                 planning                                                                                                                                                                                      between the three tiers of government that establishes the        regional training centres that are located in strategically located                                                                    Act need to ensure opportunistic lease holders seeking to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         roles and responsibilities of each authority with regard to       regional airports (close to large population centres, transport,                                                                       realise quick profits from the non-aeronautical development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         infrastructure provision both on and off-airport, (for both       infrastructure, business and industry).                                                                                                potential of existing airports are not afforded the prospect of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         leased and other airports), with a view to maximising the         This includes pilots but may further extend to other aviation                                                                          divesting themselves of an operational airport with an agreed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         return on investment in existing infrastructure and achieving     related positions such as air traffic controllers and engineers.                                                                       Master Plan in favour of financial gains and the promise of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the long term sustainability of current and future airport        The Government may provide the infrastructure and related                                                                              establishing a new facility in another location.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         operations. The agreement should delineate the hierarchy of       facilities (lease-hold arrangement); partner with a relevant                                                                           The establishment of a State level planning policy based on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         strategic land use planning mechanisms that each sphere of        organisation or association to:                                                                                                        agreed government framework outlined above would provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         government should be responsible for and the agreed nature        1. Train pilots for the domestic and international markets.                                                                            for consistency and improvement with regard to consultation at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and duration of consultation and referrals between the            2. Include the training (under the Skills Australia program) to                                                                        all levels. Long term strategic land use planning should protect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         different levels. The agreement needs to establish the cost       fund other related aviation positions.                                                                                                 existing, and identify new, airport sites. Future sites should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         contribution and recovery mechanisms at each level.               The partnership must be sustainable with sufficient linkages                                                                           consider the proximity of other existing and planned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Protection will be afforded by an investment in, and              between the local community and the training providers to                                                                              infrastructure, services and populations to reduce establishment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         commitment to the outcomes of, long term strategic land use       support the development of this industry. Prospective                                                                                  and maintenance costs to all spheres of government, maximise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and master planning as well as careful consideration of           organisations such as overseas airlines should also be                                                                                 functionality and utilisation of airport infrastructure, provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         diversification options so that the airport operation is not      considered however there needs to changes made to the                                                                                  access to a skilled workforce as well as generate minimal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prejudiced.                                                       restrictions on overseas airlines in order to progress this                                                                            community and environmental impacts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           arrangement.

Penrith City Council       Disbility standards




Perth Airports             Airport planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Airports can effectively plan and build whatever they like, as
Municipalities Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              evidenced by the brickworks at Perth Airport and developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at Jandakot City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A panel should be established comprising commonwealth, state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and local governments to assess MDPs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Department should publish evaluation criteria for MDPs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ensure transparency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Planning assessment should take place regardless of $$ value.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Developments should be consistent with local, regional and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  state planning goals.

Phoenix Aero Club          General aviation, airport                                                                                                                                                                     The GA industry is in crisis due to a loss of GA facilities and   There is a shortage of trained pilots and most critically             Privatisation of secondary airports has had a devastating
                           infrastructure, skills training.                                                                                                                                                              skilled staff, rising costs and burden of compliance with         experienced flying instructors. Lack of government support for        impact on GA. Airport owners are transferring as much land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         regulations and increasing costs of flying training and           flying training means it is in a very poor state and the industry     as possible to non-aviation purposes and unless the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         declining numbers of students. The industry is too                cannot respond to export opportunities.                               Government acts erosion of airport facilities will continue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         demoralised to take advantage of opportunities.                                                                                         with some disappearing altogether, as evidenced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 closures in Western Sydney. While access to regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 airports for GA is a concern, access to major capital city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 airports is more of a problem.

Physical Disability        Disabled access, safety regulation,                                                                                             Many domestic airlines are still not providing seamless                                                                                                                                               Airports should be located outside cities to minimise
Council of Australia       airports, airline compliance with                                                                                               services to people with disabilities and are demanding that                                                                                                                                           environmental and other impacts.
(PDCA)                     disability standards, compensation,                                                                                             they travel with a support person.
                           security.




Planning Institute of      Airport develoment planning, inc non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Airports are an integral part of the cities in which they operate
Australia                  areonautical development on airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and non aviation commercial developments on airport sites
                           sites.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 must be subject to the same state and local planning rules, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Competition Policy competitive neutrality principles, as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  other private developers. Account must be taken of their impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on infrastructure and a process that identifies funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  responsibility for transport services and infrastructure triggered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  by airport developments is paramount. Proponents of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  developments must contribute. All three levels of government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  must be engaged in the process and current legislation should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be amended to ensure mandatory consultation occurs for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  proposed developments on airport land.




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organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                 3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform               4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change              4.2 aircraft noise                                          4.3 consumer protection   4.4 disability standards                                4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an     5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                           impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accident

Overnight Airfreight                                                                                                                                                                                                                Need to improved system to replace ANEF.                                                                                                                                                           Biggest threat to security is the unintended carriage of
Operators Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dangerous goods.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Acknowledges curfew arrangement at Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    airports but curfews need to be standardised regarding                                                                                                                                             Should standardise air freight security measures with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    which aircraft are allowed to operate during curfew                                                                                                                                                international standards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Measures at regional airports should be commensurate with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Should replace BAe146 aircraft operating at Sydney                                                                                                                                                 threats involved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with aircraft meeting the 90/95 rule.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reports from the Noise Enquiry, Complaints service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    should be standardised to avoid influence by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    repetitious complainants.
Parkes Shire Council




Paspaley Pearls Group                                               Supports a consultative regulatory approach to safety                                                    Suggests a joint Govt and industry framework to        Considers aviation industry to have made substantial                                                                                                                                               Seeks consistent security standards nationally on a risk based
                                                                    oversight and seeks an educational mandate for                                                           provide incentives for investment to reduce            progress in addressing environmental impacts such as                                                                                                                                               approach that tailors security outcomes to operations outside of
                                                                    CASA. Sees a need for safety management systems,                                                         environmental impacts and that regulatory regime       noise but progress in GA sector limited due to                                                                                                                                                     RPT. Also seeks a commitment to prosecute misuse of ASIC
                                                                    effective oversight by industry and clear regulatory                                                     needs to consider international developments.          investment constraints.                                                                                                                                                                            cases.
                                                                    boundaries for industry with consistent, transparent
                                                                    interpretations and enforcement. Supports network
                                                                    pricing for CASA services and sees harmonisation of
                                                                    regulatory standards with international practice as a
                                                                    key element of reform.


Peel Development
Commission




Penrith City Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seeking compliance by airlines to equitably meet the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          needs of travellers with a disability by ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accessible toilet facilities. Also supports the Human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission being granted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          powers to refer breaches of the Transport Standards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to the Federal Court.
Perth Airports
Municipalities Group




Phoenix Aero Club




Physical Disability                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Any airport that connects to overseas arrivals or                                     Australia should consider the regulatory practices of   Insurance should include damage to wheelchairs and   Some security checks are unnecessary and very difficult for
Council of Australia                                                                                                                                                                                                                departures should be curfew free.                                                     the EU, Canada and the US. The airlines must develop other mobility devices.                                 people with disabilities.
(PDCA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          action plans and consult with people with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Current transport standards are adequate provided the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          airline industry adheres to them. The current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          complaints system is fraught with problems for people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with disabilities. Facilities should be made more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accessible for people with disabilities.

Planning Institute of                                                                                                                                                        A risk assessment should be undertaken of major        Policy frameworks for dealing with developments
Australia                                                                                                                                                                    airports to ensure they can adapt to climate change.   around airports and noise vary between state and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    territory. PIA supports transparent policy developed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    consultatively that clearly outlines the requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    development controls around airports.




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organisation/     Areas covered in submission:                     1 Australian aviation industry                  1.1 International services                                 1.2 Domestic services                                          1.3 regional & general aviation                                   1.4 addressing skills needs in aviation industry                      2 Aviation infrastructure                                          2.1 airport planning and development                                  2.2 air traffic management
Individuals' name summary/key words

Public Interest          Airline travel for people with
Advocacy Centre          disabilities




Qantas Group             All issues                                A sustainable, competitive industry should      Trade of 7th freedoms considered case-by-case and          Sees strong domestic network operations as indivisible from    Supportive of competition where sustainable and                   Sees opportunity for Govt to enhance existing policy and              Creation of a defined framework for airports including             Seeks amendments to the Airports Act ensure civil aviation is         Considers regulatory regime has lagged behind the pace of
                                                                   not be taken for granted and an Australian      only where a clear, useable commercial trade for           competitive international operations. Seeks removal of         recommends the development of federally-based network for         programs such as Tools for Your Trade and removing the FEE-           application of ICAO pricing principle that precludes pre-          the priority in approving Master Plans including consideration of     technological advancement and industry initiatives eg GNSS &
                                                                   based industry makes an important               Australian carriers eg 5th freedoms. Opposes trade of      restrictions of Qantas Sale Act to enable access to capital    such services be explored to allow all airlines to work under a   HELP cap for aviation qualifications along with extension of          funding of capital expenditure, recognises contribution of         local and state planning documents and Master Plans for any           ADS-B. Seeks Govt endorsement of ASTRA plan and formal
                                                                   contribution to the national interest.          consecutive cabotage on grounds it would undermine         and facilitate consolidation and growth.                       nationally consistent approach.                                   travel concession cards, motor vehicle subsidy and training fee       airlines to revenue and return on non-aeronautical assets,         airport that could be an alternative airport. Seeking mandatory       sanction of ASTRA and links to Govt aviation bodies.
                                                                   Broadly supportive of current policy            domestic networks and believes investment cabotage                                                                                                                                          voucher system to cover all years of apprentice training. Seeks       defines customer agreement for pricing purposes to prevent         consultation and arbitration processes and regular forums for         Recommends a policy framework that provides a sustainable
                                                                   emphasising factors like lack of level          is a sufficient mechanism to allow domestic access for                                                                                                                                      the addition of pilots to the migration occupations in demand         deemed agreement by continuing to use the airport and              airport users and local planning authorities on development of        balance between RPT operators and military requirements
                                                                   playing field and complexity of the bilateral   foreign carriers. Supports liberalisation of cargo                                                                                                                                          list. Would like to see the extension of state-based initiatives to   clear criteria for airports to which it applies. Seeking a clear   airports and surrounds to resolve planning coordination issues.       including Flexible Use Airspace and supports a policy position that
                                                                   system which put Australian carriers at a       arrangements. Considers designation by ownership                                                                                                                                            encourage aviation careers on a national basis, the provision of      response to the PC recommendations on pricing and a                Inclusion of CASA in decision making with regard to building          enables RPT jet aircraft to nominate the use of military airfields as
                                                                   disadvantage.                                   and control as restrictive to access to capital and                                                                                                                                         funding to assist a Qantas Engineering Summer School                  coordinated, national regime for pricing that provides a           heights and positions off-airport and regulations to ensure a pre-    alternates for the purposes of flight planning. Asks Govt to
                                                                                                                   industry consolidation and seeks changes to taxation                                                                                                                                        Program and Govt working with industry to promote Australia           balance between non-aeronautical development and                   condition of development approvals off-airport detail how             consider performance targets and measurements for regulatory
                                                                                                                   and depreciation arrangements to improve                                                                                                                                                    as a aviation centre of excellence. Also wants accelerated            aeronautical requirements under either a single or dual till       airport master plan and future air space requirements are being       agencies to drive performance and the inclusion of industry experts
                                                                                                                   competitiveness. Considers passenger facilitation and                                                                                                                                       depreciation provisions and R&D tax concessions for learning          approach. Considers clear guidelines and criteria for              incorporated. Would like to see planning framework apply to           in official delegations to international forums. Also seeking
                                                                                                                   border control arrangements require attention.                                                                                                                                              and skills development equipment and technology.                      airports regulated under 'light handed monitoring' need to be      major and regional airports regardless of ownership. Seeks            strategies to make air traffic control a career of choice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     established.                                                       more flexibility with operations into Sydney and Sydney Basin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and a review of curfew and capacity constraints at airports and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opposes introduction of new or additional curfews and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        constraints. Supportive of development of policy framework to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        enable operations of civilian RPT jet aircraft at selected military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        airfields sensitive to the needs of Defence.

QBE Australia            Carriers liability, consumer protection




Queanbeyan City          Airport planning, noise regulation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Master Plans and Major Development Plans lack specific detail
Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and accompanying traffic or similar studies that would usually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be required for developments of a similar scale proposed for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        land outside airports. To overcome such shortcomings it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        suggested that a Regulation be introduced which sets out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        guidelines in regard to the extent of information that should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        included in Preliminary Draft Master Plans in relation to section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        71(2)(c), and in relation to Major Development Plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Submissions to Master Plans and MDPs should be reviewed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        planning authority, not airport proponent. Non-aeronautical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        commercial and retail developments should be passed to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        relevant urban planning authority (e.g ACTPLA), which has the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        expertise to assess the impacts of large non-aeronautical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        developments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time period for consultations should be increased

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Airport plans should be subject to the same requirements as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        developments off airport, including analysis of impact of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        competition on surrounding businesses.




Queensland Airports      International, domestic, regional and                                                     The Regional Airports Entitlement Package should be        The current policy settings have served Australia well. High   The Federal Government should seek to reduce costs of             There should be a national accreditation or incentive scheme                                                                             Airports and the Commonwealth need to be proactive with               Airservices should be encouraged to maintain its leadership in
Limited                  GA, skills training, infrastructure and                                                   included in all bilateral negotiations, as well as         capacity jet services now service more regional destinations   mandated government charges at regional airports. Without         with support from government. Universities and TAFE's should                                                                             state and local authorities to ensure that community transport        innovation in the application of GPS technologies. Australia is the
                         planning, ATM, safety, regulatory                                                         supported by marketing the benefits by Federal             than would ever have eventuated under the earlier high cost    the ability to reduce costs, the above regional entitlements      be involved with the private sector in developing tailored                                                                               infrastructure can accommodate current and future aviation            only country in the world where the ANS provider is responsible for
                         reform, climate change, security.                                                         Government agencies in tourism and transport. This         regulated model.                                               package becomes difficult to sell to prospective airlines as      courses to align with long term aviation needs. Establish a                                                                              needs. There is a need for an Australia-wide planning initiative      the provision of ARFFS and this leads to inefficiencies and
                                                                                                                   should be supported more proactively by regional                                                                          secondary airports need to have lower costs as an incentive       centre of excellence encompassing the main skills to supply the                                                                          to establish runway end protection zones consistent with              duplication of resources. The only benefit is that it allows ARFFS
                                                                                                                   airports. Our geographical position does not support                                                                      compared to congested capital city airports. Examples of          industry.                                                                                                                                international standards. At joint user and Defence airports,          services at regional airports to be cross subsidised by the charges
                                                                                                                   allowing more foreign airlines to operate from Australia                                                                  key cost reduction are Airservices charges which are                                                                                                                                                       Defence must agree to provide services in accordance with the         at the major airports. ARFFS should be made contestable.
                                                                                                                   to third markets. The recent increase in the passenger                                                                    significantly higher at regional airports and the cost of                                                                                                                                                  CASR's. The "light handed" pricing regulatory regime has
                                                                                                                   movement charge is another disincentive to                                                                                security. A tiered system should be developed instead of                                                                                                                                                   resulted in a surge of airport investment and should be
                                                                                                                   international tourists and should be reconsidered.                                                                        blanket measures for security so it is destination specific.                                                                                                                                               continued.
                                                                                                                   Australia's active border intervention policy                                                                             State and local government need to make provision in their
                                                                                                                   necessitates expensive border control processes and                                                                       planning to protect GA facilities or reserve sites for new GA
                                                                                                                   relatively large establishments that are difficult to                                                                     infrastructure.
                                                                                                                   sustain at low volume international airports.




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                      National Aviation Policy Statement (NAPS)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Issues Paper to Green Paper Submissions Register
organisation/     3 Aviation safety                                                 3.1 safety regulation & regulatory reform                 4 Customer & community protection - addressing   4.1 aviation emissions and climate change                   4.2 aircraft noise                                          4.3 consumer protection                                     4.4 disability standards                                       4.5 compensation arrangements in the event of an               5. Aviation Security
Individuals' name                                                                                                                             impacts of aviation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 accident

Public Interest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Agrees with the statement „air travel is accessible to      PIAC refers the Department instead to the Part 4 of                                                                           Current airline and/or airport practices in relation to the security
Advocacy Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        more people than ever before‟.                              the Flight Closed report, which sets out 57                                                                                   screening process do not adequately address the requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   recommendations, or proposals to improve air travel                                                                           of people with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       However, people with disability do not appear to have       for people with disabilities. These proposals cover                                                                           Examples of some of the difficulties experienced by passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       benefited from these changes in the same way or to          compliance, service quality, policies and practice of                                                                         with disabilities are set out at Part 4.14 of Flight Closed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       anything like the same extent as the rest of the            airline services and training of personnel. They include:                                                                     include the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       community. The experiences of passengers and their          a proposal for a specific code of practice to be                                                                              passengers being required to undergo physical checks if unable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       families outlined in Flight Closed suggest that it may      developed for the airline industry and administered by                                                                        to pass through scanning equipment;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       now, in fact, be more difficult for them to travel by air   an authority that administers other regulatory                                                                                passengers experiencing difficulty in removing their shoes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       than it was previously.                                     requirements for the airline industry;                                                                                        other items of clothing or supports as part of a physical check;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a system for ongoing consultation with people with                                                                            passengers being unable to understand requests and directions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   disabilities and their organisations that is integrated into                                                                  from airport security staff; and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the design, planning and delivery of air transport                                                                            passengers being required to undergo physical checks in view of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   services; and                                                                                                                 members of the public, and finding this confronting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mandatory standards for staff training, particularly in                                                                       embarrassing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   respect of disability awareness, and for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   communications processes within airlines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Flight Closed made 57 recommendations for improving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the travel experiences of passengers with disabilities. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is PIAC‟s submission that many of these improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   could be implemented at nominal or low cost to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   airlines. These recommendations have the potential to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   improve the travel experience of all passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   generally, hopefully resulting in Australia‟s domestic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   carriers being lifted from the bottom of consumer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   surveys. They also have the potential to make
Qantas Group                                                                        Focused on CASA reform and suggests the                                                                    Seeking support for accelerated introduction of             Wants to see the development of national noise           Supports current legal framework and considers                 Australia‟s airlines more accessible to an ageing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Seeks review of Disability Standards for Accessible        Supports Montreal Convention standards for international           View that aviation security strategies to be largely reactive and
                                                                                    appointment of a project manager to oversight and the                                                      Required Navigation Performance in Australia and            standards that eclipse constraints of ANEF system,       Qantas Group as the industry leader in applying best           Public Transport for number and weight of mobility         and recommends the Carriers Liability Act be amended to            considers a need to develop, in conjunction with industry, a
                                                                                    secondment of industry experts to assist preparation of                                                    financial, or other, recognition in the trade-off between   improved awareness and consultation such as noise        practice consumer protection standards.                        aids permitted free of charge and minimum training         specify state regimes are applicable to domestic                   holistic and integrated national strategy and regulatory
                                                                                    guidance material. Encourages direct and ongoing                                                           priorities eg noise vs emissions. Looking for an            memorials on titles and Airport Environment Education                                                                   standards assistance animals along with development passenger claims, exclude 'pure nervous shock' claims                     framework that is sufficiently flexible to take account of the
                                                                                    engagement with industry across CASA including                                                             incentive scheme for R&D into new fuel types and an         Centres staffed by community volunteers and a better                                                                    of aviation specific guidelines in consultation with       and state that it provides exclusive remedies in the               complex operating environment and that, wherever possible,
                                                                                    within OAR and at the CEO level. Recommends                                                                increase in deduction from 125% for R&D expenditure         enquiry and complaint service. Ensure that state and                                                                    industry representatives.                                  carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo along with               Australia's standards and procedures are harmonised and
                                                                                    review of CASA governance and ensuring they are                                                            in this field. Seeks support for the development of an      local governments are integrated into the noise                                                                                                                                    amendments to the Damage by Aircraft Act to cap                    mutually recognised internationally.
                                                                                    accountable for quality management systems. Would                                                          international framework to manage tax-related issues        management process and adopt a more pro-active                                                                                                                                     operators liability and exclude or limit liability for acts of     Would like to see an examination of security policy setting that
                                                                                    like to see CASA develop and implement mandatory                                                           arising from aviation's inclusion in emissions trading      role in noise education and planning, including ensuring                                                                                                                           terrorism.                                                         encompasses the effectiveness of airport categorisation, airport
                                                                                    SMS requirements and suggests some CASA                                                                    schemes and the allocation of free permits to aid the       off-airport development considers 'worst-case' noise                                                                                                                                                                                                  policing and activities such as Air Security Officers. Suggests a
                                                                                    administrative requirements be devolved to industry.                                                       transition. Recommends the introduction of a 'green'        scenarios.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            centralisation model for a single screening authority and single
                                                                                    Wants to ensure CASA has the objective of                                                                  depreciation regime for new aircraft that are cleaner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             security training authority and federal approach to licensing.
                                                                                    international harmonisation of legislation and                                                             and more efficient.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Recommends the development of network pricing to apportion
                                                                                    regulations and suggests consideration be given to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           security costs across industry. Supports current exemption of
                                                                                    granting autonomy to the ATSB.