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									        National Aviation Policy Statement (NAPS)                                         Issues Paper to Green Paper Submissions Register
  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
  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)

  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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                       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

ACT & Region Chamber Canberra airport: curfew, international                                                        Supports international flights for Canberra and
of Commerce & Industry flights                                                                                      development of Canberra as a freight hub.
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 expansion.
                          safety, climate change, consumer                                                          potential to increase competition, lower prices, boost                                                                    security/safety upgrades for regional airports. GA has been                                                                                   could be an Infrastructure Plan that identified the              There is also concern about the competitive advantage gained
                          protection, disability standards,                                                         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       by airports conducting non-aviation based activities over
                          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               commercial rivals that are subject to jurisdictional planning
                                                                                                                    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 the      controls. This is inconsistent with national competition policy.
                                                                                                                    competition into international and domestic markets.                                                                      operations from Canberra Airport to a new GA facility. the                                                                                    ACCC to monitor parking fees at major airports. The              The Airports Act should be amended to require the Minister to
                                                                                                                    Introducing more international competition into the                                                                       Australian Government should develop a specific policy on                                                                                     Australian Government, in consultation with state/territory      formally consider state, territory and local government planning
                                                                                                                    Australian market could place domestic based carriers                                                                     wether GA should continue to coexist with RPT services at                                                                                     governments, should undertake a review of arrangements for       and environment policies during assessment of Airport Master
                                                                                                                    at a disadvantage and would need to be considered                                                                         major airports.                                                                                                                               the provision of emergency services at non-airside areas of      Plans and major developments. Non-aviation businesses on
                                                                                                                    carefully. The Australian Government should accept                                                                                                                                                                                                                      major airports. The Australian Government and airport            airports should be subject to state territory and local planning
                                                                                                                    responsibility for funding additional security                                                                                                                                                                                                                          operators should make known the requirements associated          provisions. Master Plans should be required to provide full
                                                                                                                    infrastructure and resources arising from expansion of                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with tall structures around airports in a non-technical and      disclosure of information to the public. An independent panel
                                                                                                                    airline operations to Australia. Open skies for freight                                                                                                                                                                                                                 clear way.                                                       should be appointed in each state/territory to asses and provide
                                                                                                                    warrants consideration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 of
                          allowance; network pricing; Training-                                                     understands that unilateral declaration of such status on   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             satellite navigation technologies. The only issue we would have is
                          HECS; airport planning, ATM;                                                              all routes may adversely affect Australia‟s base carriers   on domestic routes such operators may be allowed to              services to Regional and Remote communities.                        Similar programs as the HECS be developed for trade entrants.                                                                           government to recognise the important role aviation has on their      that they do not appear to be able to change some of their old
                          CASA/Canadian self administration;                                                        and thereby engender instability in the market. Open        augment the capacity at least in the short term or pick up any   Regional and Rural planning must be encouraged to respect           The education system from the secondary level be encouraged                                                                             relative economies of airports in any Strategic Planning              CASA Regulations.
                          emissions; noise-ANEF;
                                                                                                                    skies needs to work for all parties and not just foreign    seasonal demand which the domestic carriers may find hard        future aviation growth and support infrastructure with funding      to focus on career path studies and be offered tax breaks in the                                                                        scenarios.
                          disability/awareness; security
                                                                                                                    based companies.                                            to accommodate.                                                  from the beneficiaries not just the passenger base.                 equipping and supply of necessary machinery or infrastructure.                                                                          Similar consultation guidelines could be developed by state/local     AAL believes that some attention needs to be given to the ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 May be possible to establish “network price” within the State       Regular support of Careers Expos and apprenticeship grant                                                                               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                 schemes.                                                                                                                                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                       The issue is industry wide from pilots and licensed engineers to                                                                        aeronautical developments on and off airports. The fact that one      unnecessary fuel burn. In addition sequencing of aircraft access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     airport inspectors and competent regulators.                                                                                            may have freehold(off airport) advantages over the other who          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           Take lessons from those areas that are draining our workforce                                                                           only has leasehold(on airport) use with the obvious long term         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          and implement similar or competitive programs.                                                                                          asset values should be considered as a balancing argument             may need to provide more taxiway infrastructure for such
                                                                                                                    other international operators be required to comply to                                                                       brought – such as improved infrastructure, increased safety         Investigation of a wider qualification through the 457 visa and                                                                         PSZs should be based on US and UK criteria.                           procedures.
                                                                                                                    the same safety and security standards that QF/DJ is                                                                         and security and so on – but has not grown out of the               other appropriate channels to „tap‟ into the global workforce.                                                                          Encourage CASA to use the powers that they have and to also
                                                                                                                    mandated within country. Examples of the UK and the                                                                          Government funded mind set of two decades ago.                                                                                                                                                              encourage State/Territory and Local Governments to amend
                                                                                                                    USA with particular African based airlines may be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        planning rules to make reporting of developments mandatory.
                                                                                                                    relevant and ICAO may not be the best bench-mark.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Too often we believe that a compromise is reached e.g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             shadowing (where an existing building which itself penetrates
                                                                                                                    A slot allowance system should be developed where an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the OLS is then used to approve several others).
                                                                                                                    international carrier is permitted a dedicated number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Supports current pricing oversight.
                                                                                                                    slots to the major ports when they achieve 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 development                                                                                                                                 the context of cost-recovery by CASA.                               drought to maintain critical skills in rural Australia
                                                                    goals of the nation. This is especially                                                                                                                                      A national aviation strategy is a critical „missing link‟ in
                                                                    important in terms of providing aviation with                                                                                                                                informing and directing CASA to its wider obligations of
                                                                    appropriate status within the agriculture,                                                                                                                                   fostering and promoting aviation while regulating for aviation
                                                                    tax, education, training, manufacturing,                                                                                                                                     safety.
                                                                    tourism, security, emergency services, and                                                                                                                                   Within a national strategy, aerial application and aerial work
                                                                    related government policies.                                                                                                                                                 issues require suitable attention without the policy being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 focused solely or principally on airline operations.
                                                                    to promoting and fostering aviation as part                                                                                                                                  Maintaining a national system of aerodromes that all aircraft
                                                                    of national development goals.                                                                                                                                               have access to at reasonable prices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 requirements        programs. A shortage of instructors is a major concern and a                                                                            compromised. Restrictions on housing developments near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for recreational aviation need to be applied to GA. The             national school to train chief flying instructors would ensure a                                                                        airports are essential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 decline has been exacerbated by the lack of infrastructure          uniform and high standard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 Pty replacing aircraft, pilot training,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Small airlines invest a lot in training pilots only to see them lost
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 Defence       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           Budget or National Infrastructure fund. Government should        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          acquire land now for future additional secondary airport sites   regard to Public safety Areas and local government should only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 industry is profitable.                                             the education system.                                                  as part of essential education, training and defence             approve developments that do not encroach on or inhibit airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            infrastructure. Privatisation has been a disaster for GA,        operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 Chamber                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Opposed to any curfew on restrictions on Canberra
of Commerce & Industry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         airport.
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 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lead over time to complaints about aircraft noise from                                                                                                                                                                                         the Wheeler review, specifically including the establishment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the new residents and which could cause adjustment to                                                                                                                                                                                          operation of the specialised airport policing units.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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

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 Standards   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          Review committee and feel that the current transport       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.                      standards for air travel are more than adequate. An        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.                                                                           awareness campaign to the public at large that the         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                                                                                                                           airline carriers in Australia are prepared to assist       reduced after a proper risk/maximum loss assessment is           “Green Paper” consultative period – e.g. computers, shoes, belts,
                                                                                      inspectors. Equal focus to be given to operational                                                          Change to ensure an appropriate level of compliance          Airports themselves do not generate any significant                                                                provided they have advance notice of special needs –       undertaken.                                                      scissors etc., etc.
                                                                                      outcomes as to the content and style of documents.                                                          for airports                                                 noise and the noise emissions from today‟s modern                                                                  the community has got used to advising airlines in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aircraft are significantly less now than when the ANEF                                                             advance of any special dietary requirements and the                                                                         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                                                                 needs of persons with disabilities can be given the                                                                         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.                                                                       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 if                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 changed their modus operandi to other forms of transport and
                                                                                      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 of
                                                                                      can only guess at the political backlash that may have                                                                                                                   review of the curfew impost on airports particularly in                                                                                                                                                                                        intensity should be directed to rail and coach public transport and
                                                                                      caused?                                                                                                                                                                  relation to the Regulations and their currency given the                                                                                                                                                                                       to places of mass gathering including nightclubs and sporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               changes which have occurred over the past decade or                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                      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.

                                                                                      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 introduce
Aircraft Owners and        CASA needs to be more proactive and less punitive in       drug and alcoholhave the fatigue management systems,
                                                                                      CASA does not testing, 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 Pty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Appropriate replacement aircraft are expensive and                                                                                                                                                                                             Security at small airports is inconsistent and out of proportion to
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
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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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 Airports 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 standards    There is scope to reduce regulatory burdens while at the same       Oppose the move by Airservices to network based pricing for
Corporation                domestic, skills shortages,                                                access to regional destinations is evidence that market 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              are in most cases relatively low. Existing policy has served      time improving transparency and public confidence in the            ARFFS provided to category 6 aircraft and are deeply concerned
                          infrastructure, airport development                                         realities are the driving force for new services. Too          this area.                                                        remote communities. However, support for regional aviation         force to bring together the various industry participants and           Australia well and will continue to do so. Australia's approach   planning framework. Consideration should be given to                by suggestions Airservices is looking to extend this approach to
                          and planning, ATM, Safety, climate                                          much effort has been wasted on agreements that offer                                                                             should not distort competitive outcomes or effectively tax         training service providers. The Government's Aviation training          to the economic regulation of airports since 2002 has             incorporating in the master planning process an approach            terminal air navigation services. The Government needs to carefully
                          change, noise, security.
                                                                                                      little commercial advantage and the focus should be on                                                                           users of services not involved with the provision of services to   package is an important first step and the Commonwealth                 facilitated massive investment to refurbish ageing assets and     similar to that in the UK where developments that do not involve    consider this issue and provide certainty about its approach,
                                                                                                      agreements that deliver the greatest benefit, eg China,                                                                          regional Australia..                                               should continue to provide strong leadership in aviation industry       given the industry a degree of flexibility that would not be      new runways are given "as of right" approval to support a           otherwise it will risk stifling infrastructure investment and route
                                                                                                      the ME, SE Asia and emerging markets. There is no                                                                                                                                                   skills development.                                                     found in an environment of price controls. Regulation should      certain level of passenger throughput and/or aircraft               development by airlines serving major capital cities.
                                                                                                      compelling reason why the current foreign ownership                                                                                                                                                                                                                         only extend to those services where market power exists and       movements. The current planning framework does not have
                                                                                                      rules specific to Qantas should persist. If the 49%                                                                                                                                                                                                                         is likely to be used in ways that damage economic efficiency      serious systemic problems. Where poor outcomes have
                                                                                                      foreign ownership limit is to be removed for airlines,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and this should lead to the dual till approach being favoured     occurred they have had more to do with poor decision making
                                                                                                      there is no good reason why it should not be removed                                                                                                                                                                                                                        over the single till approach. We do not believe there is a       than fundamental problems with the Airports Act. That said, it is
                                                                                                      for airports, although this is not a high priority for airport                                                                                                                                                                                                              case for the expansion of services being monitoring, in           clear the Government has serious concerns with the planning
                                                                                                      owners or investors. The Government should seek to                                                                                                                                                                                                                          particular car parking.                                           provisions of the Act. Regrettably the Issues Paper does not
                                                                                                      remove national ownership as an issue in gaining                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              make clear what those concerns are and it would be
                                                                                                      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 the 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                                                likely impact of “open skies” agreements on industry         industry and safety outcomes.                                                                                                          not reduce pilot operating and licensing standards from                                                                                   airlines take precedence over non-aeronautical developments of to effectively and efficiently handle the forecast traffic growth in the
Association               development, airspace management,                                           employees‟ and the stability of the industry.                                                                                                                                                       Australia‟s „best practice‟ to global minimum standards.                                                                                  airports.                                                      medium to long term.
                          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.
                                                                                                                                                                   · Amend the Qantas Sale Act to increase the aggregate equity                                                                           · 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           held by foreign airlines to 49 per cent, with a maximum held by                                                                        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.                              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 in   · 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
                                                                                                      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 stakeholders · 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.                                                                                                         to facilitate safe and efficient aeronautical airport developments, controllers similar to that proposed by AIPA for pilots.
                                                                                                      and recommendations where they exceed ICAO                 loyalty programme.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          subsidise the cost of full-time flight training.                                                                                          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 the     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   clock' operations to popular tourist destinations. Slot limitations   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       on the east coast deter foreign domestic airlines from entering       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        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. Tax                                                                        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.                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 and/or
                                                                                                      airports as well as operations at any 'emerging'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Territory Governments if they fail to provide adequate access.
                                                                                                      international airports in the regions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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 conventions       and that consideration is being given to a Closed Circuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            currently under development on compensation for              Television Code to improve surveillance at airports. Considers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            damage caused by aircraft to third parties, including as a   the background checking regime for overseas ASIC applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            result of unlawful interference.                             requires enhancement and cross-agency activity is being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         undertaken in this regard.

Austcorp Group Ltd

Australia Pacific Airports   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
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 hold
                             political interference.. Supports the risk based, as                                                                                                                   reduced. Care needs to be taken to ensure that in             overarching strategic way as opposed to simply                                                                                                                                                                                         true. Such a review should lead to a streamlining of passenger
                             opposed to a prescriptive infrastructure-based                                                                                                                         seeking to address emissions, Australian airlines are         seeking ex post facto justification of current positions                                                                                                                                                                               processing while maintaining or possibly enhancing security. The
                             approach to safety.                                                                                                                                                    not disadvantaged when operating in markets where             and previous decisions. These efforts would be greatly                                                                                                                                                                                 establishment of the Security Screening External Advisory Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                    competitors are not subject to similar regimes. By            assisted by the Commonwealth clarifying its                                                                                                                                                                                            and the approach adopted by the OTS in dealing with the aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                    reducing their own energy consumption airports can            expectations in relation to responsibilities of airports and                                                                                                                                                                           sector in recent years demonstrates their willingness to engage
                                                                                                                                                                                                    make a contribution, albeit small, to reducing                Airservices which have become blurred over time.                                                                                                                                                                                       with the private sector in a meaningful way. Supports the move
                                                                                                                                                                                                    emissions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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 compliance                                                        environmental footprint such as continuous descent
                                                                                    to guarantee existing safety standards are not                                                                  approaches, more efficient fuel consumption, reduced
                                                                                    undermined.                                                                                                     noise emissions and improved airframe and engine
                                                                                    · National aviation policy must provide CASA with the
                                                                                    necessary compliance enforcement systems, resources                                                             · Contribute greater resources to promoting voluntary
                                                                                    and independence from industry to play the role of an                                                           carbon offset schemes.
                                                                                    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

Australian Airports                                                                 CASA should have an 'independent' Board. CASA                                                                   If airports exceed the established threshold, will trade in   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                                                            the Australian Emissions Trading System for credits to        designed with air frames and engines that are         consumers' should be treated no differently to any other 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                                                           meet their requirements. The calculations of aviation         successively quieter, the use of capacity controls at 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 AAA       system for assessing and managing background noise,                                                                                                                                                                                    airports. Air cargo security appears non-existent at regional
                                                                                    and strict CASA oversight. Self-administration of safety                                                        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 introduction
                                                                                    given due consideration by CASA.                                                                                Change, but wishes to ensure the unique position of           Government in land use planning around all airports,                                                                                                                                                                                   and management of new security measures also needs a much
                                                                                                                                                                                                    airports is reflected in the way the system will operate      should be developed. The AAA proposes that a review                                                                                                                                                                                    more 'savvy' and effective media. That the current aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for aviation.                                                 of aircraft noise and land use planning should be                                                                                                                                                                                      security requirements ought to be reviewed, amended as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  undertaken to define a common Australian aircraft                                                                                                                                                                                      appropriate, and simplified for the benefit of passengers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  noise protocol                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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 airspace
Aircraft Association Inc   management, noise.                                                                                                                                                                                          new and safer aircraft. A one-off investment allowance of say                                                                                                                                                                                                             and at busy airports are often treated as low priority by Airservices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       40% for new equipment ordered within two years would                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This unfair and discriminatory practice should be reviewed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       provide an excellent opportunity to replace older aircraft. Any                                                                                                                                                                                                           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, and
                           regional and state planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     encompassing the broad gamut of off-airport environmental,
                           considerations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 best
Australian Federation of 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                   • the content of an airport master plan or major development       There is currently a shortage of qualified air traffic controllers and it
Air Pilots (AFAP)        airports, security, GA, skills,                                               international airlines, such as V Australia, is preferred to   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 by airports may lead to the very disaster the original planners                                                                            is impacting on air traffic and placing more pressure on pilots in
                           infrastructure, safety                                                      the Government allowing international operators to             occurred had the private equity consortium, APA, been            communities, an economically viable service to those              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 will                                                                    fund the technological development required for air traffic
                                                                                                       no benefit in opening up the Australian domestic market        carriers function economically and efficiently whilst still      continued subsided services to smaller remote communities         A resurrection of the Commonwealth Flying Scholarship              inhibit aviation development in the future.                                                                                       management. Advanced navigation systems, technology and new
                                                                                                       to international operators. Australia is not their „core‟      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
                                                                                                       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 free       benefited significantly from GA output and should be required to                                                                                                                                     airspace architecture, e.g. SIDS and STARs, free from political
                                                                                                       Australian domestic operator being destroyed. Australia        The Australia deregulated airline market is working in the       market to achieve the best outcome. The development of            make a greater contribution towards the training of pilots.                                                                                                                                          interference.
                                                                                                       cannot rely on foreign airlines operating into this country    terms intended; providing a reasonably high standard of          more efficient regional aircraft, carrying more passengers,       Initiatives such as providing scholarships to aspiring pilots in
                                                                                                       meeting the standards we require. Whether the aircraft         service that offers choice and reasonably priced fares.          has been significant over the past 10 years. As this continues,   regional and indigenous communities would also broaden the
                                                                                                       are owned or leased the same standards need to                                                                                  centres that were not previously well served may have better      recruitment base and make the retention of pilots in these
                                                                                                       apply. The costs and implications associated with                                                                               options in the future. Depreciation of aircraft is one logical    communities more likely. The costs associated with maintaining
                                                                                                       multiple international airports bring into question                                                                             way to unhinge the aged aircraft. However, it may also lead to    qualifications are also a significant factor. The policy of cost
                                                                                                       whether international airports outside capital cities are                                                                       unwanted aircraft in the industry. In order to maintain           recovery has seen the costs of achieving and maintaining
                                                                                                       viable or of value to the locality. Supports a cost/benefit                                                                     continued safe operation of ageing aircraft, safety regulations   qualifications increase dramatically. CASA costs in particular
                                                                                                       approach to international airport development with an                                                                           need to target all commercial operations carrying commercial      need to be looked at. The standardisation of pilot and air traffic
                                                                                                       outcome that encourages expenditure to be put into the                                                                          passengers.                                                       controller training and certification, and the sharing of training
                                                                                                       major centres.                                                                                                                                                                                    resources and infrastructure by civilian and military trainees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should be supported.

Australian Federation of 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
Disability Organisations disabilities.                                                                 regulatory practice of the European Union, Canada and          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,
                                                                                                       the United States of America in the area of access by          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
                                                                                                       people with disabilities to services and with a view to        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-
                                                                                                       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 Human         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 placed
                                                                                                       Rights for People with Disabilities before the House of        Federal                                                                                                                            minimum level of competency for all staff with regards to                                                                           within the management of the airport authority.
                                                                                                       Representatives in the Federal Government, at present,         transport agency to ensure national consistency.                                                                                   disability awareness. In particular, this minimum standard should                                                                   b. That the responsibility for ensuring that all airport
                                                                                                       the negotiations of air service agreements with airlines                                                                                                                                          include an ability to respect the judgement of the customer with                                                                    management are adhering to the CF1107-2006 regulation has
                                                                                                       from other countries must be closely monitored and the                                                                                                                                            a disability when it comes to the type and amount of assistance                                                                     been given to the Civil Aviation Authority in each European
                                                                                                       Convention must impact on the provision of                                                                                                                                                        they need. Staff should be able to take advice from customers                                                                       Country (see Attachment C).
                                                                                                       International Services.                                                                                                                                                                           in this regard, and to negotiate the best possible solution.

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

Australian Federation of   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
Disability Organisations   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
                           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 accessible                                                         The procedure for accessing information about wheelchair details
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary; and airlines should be required to offer        to all consumers, which can provide timely outcomes                                                             be reviewed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              passengers refunds instead of credits where a              and result in systemic improvements to service delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              passenger is unable to travel for reasons beyond their     That the Department of Infrastructure, Transport,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              control.                                                   Regional Development and Local Government and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Airlines be required to expand the grounds on which a      airline industry incorporate the proposals developed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              person may be eligible for a refund; and,                  the Public Interest Advocacy Centre‟s publication “Flight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The compensation available to people with disability for   Closed” into the regulatory system needed to improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cancelled or rescheduled flights should be increased.      the conditions for people with disabilities in the airline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As required by the Transport Standards, air transport      industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              providers should offer information to consumers in 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
                                                                                        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

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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 help                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            need for a second international airport in Sydney.
                                                                                                  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 AHA
                                                                                                  Australia should adopt a robust process to monitor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   favours a similar option as part of the redevelopment of Perth
                                                                                                  bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) to assess if                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 hotels would derive benefits from increased
Australian Licenced      Safety, regulatory reform, Emissions,                                    seating capacity on the air route between Australia and The policy contains a statement that the Commonwealth
                                                                                                  The Government should recognise the important role                                                                                                                                              „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 a                                                                   consistent and aligned. Group or co-operative training                                                                               maintenance facilities
                                                                                                  interest in keeping Qantas as an Australian based           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 competitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    method to improve the international capacity is to reduce or       advantage over other property owners. The Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    displace the domestic capacity to a second airport. The            Transport and Regional Services administering the airports‟
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    limitation on the capacity of Sydney Airport will have “flow on”   leases did not take action to require the airports to comply with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    effects for other major airports.                                  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 such a
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.                                                                                      In order to promote aviation there Airports be is deficient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       plan to go back to start again. Theneeds to Actadequate access       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 of    to other international models even before the relatively small scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  needs to be managed federally. Other components, such as                                                                                                                                             global precedents for the safe, effective use of military airports   of the ADFs aviation activities is taken into account. This creates a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  local airfields, need more support.                                                                                                                                                                  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 they
                                                                                                                                                                                                  implications for the aviation sector, particularly long-haul   reduce the efficient and effective use of airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 tax    access.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 maintaining                                                                                                                   heavy maintenance of its aircraft within Australia will be
                         maintenance capabilities within Australia employing                                                                                                                      given carbon credits in recognition that the efficiency of
                         Australian based workers and to comply with Australian                                                                                                                   airframe and engines is being maintained to the
                         aviation maintenance standards. CASA will                                                                                                                                acceptable Australian standard so as to maximise fuel
                         communicate to persons with responsibilities under the                                                                                                                   burn efficiency.
                         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 complaints   the effects of emissions upon the communities                  currently recorded by the telephone answering machine                                                                                                                  review to determine if the current levels of security are
                                                                                                                                         about airports and airlines for which there is no        surrounding airports which are currently suffering             set up for the purpose by Airservices Australia but there                                                                                                              appropriate or necessary.
                                                                                                                                         reasonable avenue of appeal other than the airports      deleterious effects from those emissions. The                  is little evidence that the complaints are taken seriously.
                                                                                                                                         and airlines themselves.                                 emissions trading schemes seem to be little more than          There should be a review of the properties surrounding
                                                                                                                                                                                                  a permit to go on polluting by paying for the privilege.       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 to insulate all of them so there
Australian Mooney                                                                The culture that permeates CASA is one that does not                                                                                                                            is no end in sight to the nuisance caused by aircraft                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                 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

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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 vigorously                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             process for Broome International Airport to develop a service to
                                                                                                                  pursue liberal access to foreign markets on behalf of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Singapore.
                                                                                                                  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
                                                                     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 sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            support Australia‟s regional communities that includes airport   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
Aviation Maintenance,     International - safety & competition;  Aviation must be treated not separately, but     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 & as part of a government National Transport        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. Most
Business Assoc            support; skills & qualifications;
                                                                 Policy, addressing all modes of transport.       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               privately, not so much community, owned airports charge
                          infrastructure; insurance on all                                                        with other Asia Pacific countries to adopt similar          market.                                                       community. Governments should return to licensing operators 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                                                                    to regional and remote areas to remove competition. This         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                                                                           would enable operators to invest in new aircraft. Australia      qualifications. Aviation maintenance training should be under the     aviation business, as in the US.                                  their costs or leave the aerodrome.
                                                                                                                  operators will reduce costs, sometimes affecting safety                                                                   should adopt a free market to support an air taxi system, like Transport& logistics Industries Skills Council, with skills training
                                                                                                                  standards, to compete with low cost carriers. The cost                                                                    in the US, utilising aircraft no older than 20 years. This would for other transport modes.
                                                                                                                  of spreading border control capabilities to regional                                                                      remove ageing aircraft from the market and provide
                                                                                                                  aerodromes would far exceed the benefits.                                                                                 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, infrastructure                                                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
                          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 Coast 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.
Inc                     services, skills, airport planning                                                        suggests dispersal of border services to regional ports                                                                   sustainability. Sees a devolution from a Federal responsibility 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                                                                         to a local govt one without commensurate funding and              instructors.                                                                                                                           corridors and airspace for both current and future airport needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

Ban Aircraft Over         Airport noise
Residential Brisbane

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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 measures 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                                                                                                                    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 countries                                                                                                                                                                       hour economy, particularly air freight.                   Govt to promote                                         disabled pax                                                                                                              industry, issue to address. Sees lack of customer interface and
                          that have strong safety records. Considers 'air rage' a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ID requirements, eg through self-check kiosks, as flaws in
                          risk to worker safety and recommends improved                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               layered security regime. Considers air cargo screening requires
                          passenger facilitation, signage warning of penalties and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    improvement along with consultation on security measures.
                          training of staff.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Recommends streamline of ASIC renewal process for on-going

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.
                                                                                      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

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
                                                                                      international development. Seeks review of
                                                                                      airworthiness certificate impediments to the operation
                                                                                      of UAS in Australia.

Australian Workers‟       That the Australian Government establish an inquiry into
Union                     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 countries
Repair & Overhaul                                                                     develop a complete aviation system that fits into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                property insurance.                                            that aircraft directly fly to and from and Australia must work with
Business Assoc
                                                                                      Australian legislative practices, style and format, not a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       foreign countries to standardise security standards. Currently,
                                                                                      conglomeration of regulations based on FAA, EASA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                security provisions at regional and remote aerodromes are no
                                                                                      and unique Australian regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 for        composition is balanced between industry experience
                          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 Coast                                                               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
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.

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

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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

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 employment                                                                               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,                                                                               opportunities in maintenance, customer service, operations,                                                                                quality gateway pax), Camden (light sport and recreational) and in the Sydney basin. Sharing load to Bankstown can better manage
                                                                                                                                                                        Bankstown Airport can be developed as a hub operation for                                                                              security, catering and manufacturing.                                                                                                      Richmond Airports (defence, freighters). Approval processes for congestion.
                                                                                                                                                                        services from regional NSW connecting through Bankstown to                                                                                                                                                                                                                        non - aeronautical development should not be increased. Non
                                                                                                                                                                        these major cities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          · 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 additional     The MOU with Bankstown Council model used for Bankstown
Council                   development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               capacity for Sydney by using the Richmond RAAF Base for              Airport is an appropriate framework for consultation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     small scale commercial operations, similar to Williamtown            planning with local councils. Local, State and Federal transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     where commercial flights operate without compromising                projects need to be linked, planned and integrated so that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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, air                                       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 onus          BARA generally supports the deployment of ADS-B and GNSS
Representatives of        traffic management, climate change,                                              selectively encourage the development of non-capital                                                                           international or domestic trunk route services will damage           skills for the aviation industry. A nationally coordinated approach   expansion at international terminals, the ACCC's quality of          on the proponent to demonstrate that a development will not            technologies, but opposes any cross subsidisation by airlines of the
Australia (BARA)          noise, consumer protection, disability                                           city gateways contrary to market forces, unless                                                                                competition, reduce efficiency and become unsustainable if           to promoting Australia internationally as a centre of excellence      service monitoring should give specific consideration to the         adversely interfere with operations, rather than the Department        costs of retaining redundant facilities to support military operations
                          standards, compensation, aviation                                                supported by subsidies and incentives. Any such                                                                                there is a downturn in demand for those services from which          for training should be considered, as should removing barriers to     relative distribution of terminal areas between retail and           having to demonstrate that it will. CASA is not active enough          or "cross industry" funding to assist the GA industry with the
                          charges, security, border control.
                                                                                                           subsidies should be transparent and direct, without                                                                            the subsidy is extracted. BARA is concerned about the ACCC           entry to training programs. Taxation and skills training policy       aeronautical operations. freight facilities should also be           and the regulations should be strengthened to require it to            transition. Also, network pricing should be avoided for ATM
                                                                                                           cross subsidy from other aviation stakeholders.                                                                                acceptance of network pricing for ARFFS and the precedent            need to be complementary so the cost of investment in training        included in this monitoring. The light handed regulatory policy      provide safety advice on all development applications. A priority      services.
                                                                                                           Similarly, making access to major city airports                                                                                that this could set for the provision of other services, including   is minimised.                                                         now in place has sufficiently clear pricing principles to deliver    for the NAPS should be procedures for improving planning and
                                                                                                           conditional on serving a regional port distorts the                                                                            navigation services.                                                                                                                       airport charges that are reasonable. However, a more robust          coordination of airport development parameters between
                                                                                                           market.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   approach to price monitoring and reregulation is required.           Commonwealth, State and local governments. The nomination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The passenger movement charge is an inefficient funding              of a second Sydney airport site needs urgent consideration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     mechanism and should be abolished.                                   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

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 a                                                                          Landing fees have increased. Non aviation property
Technologies              planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                       GA industry being not being quipped to run businesses or          job. Also Australian based airlines still require much more flight                                                                            development on airports hampers the growth of aviation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          market themselves.                                                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, security                                         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
                          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

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
                                                                                                           airlines to offer such routes. Triangulation rights with                                                                       Government seeks to pursue regional development objectives                                                                                                                                                                                                                             may suggest something more akin to network pricing (or targeted
                                                                                                           major airports could also increase services at regional                                                                        in areas that are highly tourism dependent, there is a strong                                                                                                                                                                                                                          subsidies). If airport charges are not to pose an impediment to
                                                                                                           airports. If international airlines constrained by their                                                                       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

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 require                                                                                                                                                                                       An immediate independent security and risk assessment of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      with other international aviation stakeholders to ensure      airports, including major secondary and GA airports to:                                                                                                                                                                                     Bankstown Airport (and other similar airports) should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      implementation of voluntary industry initiatives for          (a) Review and remodel ANEF contours every five                                                                                                                                                                                             undertaken and appropriate security measures such as fencing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      emissions reduction, including advanced technology,           years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CCTV surveillance and other appropriate measures should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      fuel efficiency, and operational improvements.                (b) Produce and publish revised ANEF and N60 or N70                                                                                                                                                                                         considered, with an ongoing commitment to investment in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Once a positive evaluation of the EU ETS for               contours every five years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  security and risk management at the Airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      aviation is available, Australia should consider              (c) Develop and make available to public detailed and                                                                                                                                                                                       For secondary airports with considerable forecast growth in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      replicating it.                                               easy-to-understand information including flight path                                                                                                                                                                                        movements, including passenger movements:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. As planned by the European Commission, light               maps, and respite charts on current and proposed flight                                                                                                                                                                                     (a) A series of protocols, under an overall emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                      aircraft, military, police, air ambulance, customs, flights   paths within 30 nautical miles of an airport.                                                                                                                                                                                               management framework, need to be established that would
                                                                                                                                                                                                      on state business, training or testing flights may be         2. The 'endorsement' process for technical accuracy of                                                                                                                                                                                      provide details as to how the Airport would manage an incident
                                                                                                                                                                                                      exempted from the emissions trading scheme.                   ANEFs undertaken by Airservices Australia be                                                                                                                                                                                                and allocate roles and responsibilities to various emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enhanced and made comprehensive to also include a                                                                                                                                                                                           support services to ensure adequate preparedness, response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    check for soundness of assumptions and forecasts                                                                                                                                                                                            and recovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    used by airports for developing these.                                                                                                                                                                                                      (b) The feasibility of establishing an on-site emergency response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Noise management experience gained at Sydney                                                                                                                                                                                             unit to provide initial response during an incident may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Airport through community and council participation and                                                                                                                                                                                     investigated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

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 ICAO                                                      properly designed ETS, with equal obligations to other                                                                                                                             developed in consultation with industry.                current family support provisions set out in the
                                                                                      terminology. The ATSB should be completely separate                                                             industries and globally harmonised.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department's Family Support Code represent appropriate
                                                                                      from other agencies and CASA should not be involved                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        minimum requirements to be adopted by the airlines.
                                                                                      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 ICAO.                                                                                                                         reducing delays.
                          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 time
Technologies                                                                          airport. This is a busy training airport with some RPT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 based
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the emissions. Should airports exceed the established         implement controls under AS2021 and that residential                                                                                                                                                                                        on risk, not necessarily whether an aircraft is jet or turboprop and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      threshold they will trade in the ETS for credits to meet      developments are encroaching to closely to airports.                                                                                                                                                                                        we risk assessments include cost-benefit analysis. As security
                                                                                                                                                                                                      their requirements.                                           Clear and enforceable legislation should be                                                                                                                                                                                                 screening at regional airports benefits major destination cities, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    implemented to enforce the requirements of the ANEF                                                                                                                                                                                         national ticket levy should be implemented and paid to screening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (or its replacement).                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
Central Queensland                                                                                                                                                                                     Supports the continuation of the combination of commercial                                                                                                   Government and local authorities should be tasked to oversee
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                       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
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        However, it would prove more useful if the questions
Canberra Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       also canvassed particular barriers to use of public

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 and
                          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                                                                                                                                                 freight services should have the same level of security and safety
                          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                                                                                                                                             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 airport                                                                                                  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
                          remains in operation. This airport is surrounded by a                                                                                                     amenity impacts on local communities. The charging            Essendon Airport only precludes jet aircraft and a small                                                                                                                                              contributing more to the total cost of security.
                          densely populated residential area, EAPL has                                                                                                              system should be of a robust construction ensuring that       number of aircraft exceeding a certain weight. Noisy
                          shortened the runways and there is no over-run safety                                                                                                     the polluter really pays. The Federal Government and          aircraft (including helicopters) fly in and out 24 hours
                          area, therefore there is simply nowhere to go for a pilot                                                                                                 other governments should encourage the investment in          day causing significant disturbance to families. A strong
                          in an emergency situation. Strongly oppose self-                                                                                                          and use of alternate low energy modes of transport.           curfew should be in place which would not permit
                          administration by parts of the aviation industry,                                                                                                         Rail services between capital cities should be upgraded       aircraft movements daily between 10pm to 7am.
                          especially the marginal operators in the general aviation                                                                                                 and improved.                                                 Airports such as Essendon Airport that are
                          sector. We also encourage the Federal Government to                                                                                                                                                                     inappropriately located too close to residential
                          increase the regulatory oversight of aviation operators                                                                                                                                                                 properties should be closed. The existing noise
                          particularly those that operate from non-major airports.                                                                                                                                                                enquiry/complaint services are a toothless tiger and the
                          It is our view that these smaller players are not                                                                                                                                                                       employees of that service have confirmed this to CEAC
                          receiving the scrutiny by safety regulators, which we                                                                                                                                                                   representatives. Most people in the community are not
                          believe to be warranted.                                                                                                                                                                                                aware of the service and those that are think it‟s a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  waste of time lodging a complaint because nothing ever
Central Queensland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                happens.                                                                                                                                                                                              Consideration may be given to increased security, including
Regional Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    passenger and baggage screening, at Gladstone and Emerald
Australia Committee

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
                                                                                                                                                                                    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 is
Greenough                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 ILS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              increase aerodrome capacity and reduce holding and                        systems must be available at remote aerodromes or those often
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              diversions. Slot management needs a national system wide                  subjected to fog (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth). Profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              approach.                                                                 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 Services ageing aircraft, airport planning ,                                                                                                                                                                                            Government to address ageing aircraft. As long as these
(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 is                                                                                                                                          Supportive of an integrated planning regime with objective of
Council                 safety, airport planning                                                                    operate similar international services for niche markets.                                                                          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 there                                                                            movement cap as they generate less noise than jet aircraft.                                                                                                                                            One of the most critical issues for airports is protecting airspace
                                                                                                                    is merit in having international services into regional                                                                            Government could assist regional communities to manage                                                                                                                                                 around airports to allow it to function and grow this includes from
                                                                                                                    Australia the cost of providing customs and quarantine                                                                             and maintain their airports and assist small RPT operators                                                                                                                                             both man-made and natural incursions.
                                                                                                                    services needs to be addressed. Cabotage would                                                                                     with tax concessions to purchase aircraft to service remote
                                                                                                                    introduce competitive imbalances into the domestic air                                                                             routes. Airport master plans should have an allocation of
                                                                                                                    market where Australian carriers would have to                                                                                     affordable aviation zoned land set aside for GA and require
                                                                                                                    compete with airlines enjoying much lower labour and                                                                               airport management to have strategies to maintain an agreed
                                                                                                                    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 as
Colonial Ground         incentives                                                                                                                                                                                                                     introduced by government if the cost of Turbine and AVGAS           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 cover RAAF candidates. A national Program
Committee for           International and domestic services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with HECS and Government Major Stake-holder financial
                                                                                                                    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 advance                                                               There should be an integrated approach to planning airport
Economic Development GA, skills, airport planning, climate         capability will depend on Australia's aviation   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   and work with the airline industry and educational institutions to                                                                 infrastructure issues, involving communities, businesses and all
& Tourism, Tourism   change.
                                                                   policy continuing to foster free and open        support this, their interest may be best protected by a     domestic market.                                                       such services along with support to the GA sector. The              provide for the long term needs of the industry.                                                                                   levels of government. Approach and departure zones should be
                                                                   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

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 as        paths have been motivated by political concerns. The
                                                                  exists.                                                                                                       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

Cobham Flight                                                     Supports the establishment of a CASA Board. A Board                                                           Aviation has traditionally been a leader in improving fuel     Balance of development has moved to commercial                                                                                                                                                        Current security arrangements do not appear to be risk or threat
Operations and Services                                           structure would allow CASA greater access to                                                                  efficiency. Cobham believes a cooperative approach             uses rather than aviation uses. Review should focus on                                                                                                                                                based. Introduction of new technology needs to also consider
                                                                  contemporary and emerging issues affecting the                                                                with industry is warranted rather than arbitrary targets. It   ensuring airports maintain expansion options for                                                                                                                                                      cost and threat.
                                                                  aviation industry whilst also facilitating the development                                                    may be more productive to focus on less efficient              aeronautical use. ENTER Ability to limit marginally                                                                                                                                                   Does not support special arrangements for frequent travellers.
                                                                  of a closer working relationship with industry.                                                               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 its                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Security resources concentrated on areas of risk rather than one
Council                                                           broader auditing role but also to concentrate on sectors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           size fits all. Fir eg, ASICs for GA is overkill and may in fact be
                                                                  of industry that need special attention. CASA needs to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             contributing to a lack of security culture in GA. Complacency in
                                                                  develop a succession plan to replace the skilled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   this area is our biggest hurdle. The cost to provide security
                                                                  experienced staff that will be leaving the organisation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            systems and personnel in smaller facilities attracts a far greater
                                                                  over the next 3-5 years. Much of the industry works with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           unit cost than for major centres. It is not realistic to believe that
                                                                  low margins and high capital outlays, this is not a good                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           small rural ports will have the skills to effectively screen
                                                                  environment for self-administration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               passengers should a threat arise – most operators feel it would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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

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
                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • 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;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • 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
Department of Families, Regional and remote services,                                                                                                                                            The primary concern is the inadequacy of existing
Housing, Community      community protection and disability                                                                                                                                      infrastructure. There is a lack of suitable airstrips and properly-
Services and Indigenous standards (inc security)
Affairs (FaHCSIA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 maintained supporting infrastructure such as roads.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                               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

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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       because of lack of input from govt depts. These are largely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ignored by airport lease holders & developers as they have no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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 Families,                                                                                                          The government could consider including clauses in                                                                                                                                                               Government and industry should review the Disability                                                            Security alarms should be both visual and auditory at security
Housing, Community                                                                                                               procurement arrangements requiring airlines to make                                                                                                                                                              Transport Standards with a view to providing greater                                                            checkpoints.
Services and Indigenous
Affairs (FaHCSIA)
                                                                                                                                 aircraft available in response to disasters or other                                                                                                                                                             accessibility for people with disability. Airport
                                                                                                                                 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. Disability
                                                                                                                                 ensure all residents are informed and prepared should                                                                                                                                                            awareness training should be made compulsory for all
                                                                                                                                 a situation arise.                                                                                                                                                                                               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
Department of Foreign                                                                                                                                                                           Australia has taken the lead in the establishment of the                                                                                          carriage to ensure they are consistent with the DDA                                                             With low cost carriers seeking to use secondary airports, the
Affairs and Trade                                                                                                                                                                               APEC Aviation Emissions Task Force and is also active                                                                                                                                                                                                             Government will need to ensure appropriate security standards
                                                                                                                                                                                                in efforts in ICAO to develop a Program of Action on                                                                                                                                                                                                              are maintained both here and abroad to address an expanded
                                                                                                                                                                                                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 be
Citizenship (DIAC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - 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

District Council of Lower 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
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 in     there is a looming skills shortage in this areas as experts leave                                                                        to be given to some legislative mechanism to enable an airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              user charges.                                                      the industry with low numbers of young people being trained in                                                                           to have a measure of control over developments that may affect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 this area. Government should explore ways to foster and                                                                                  the capacity of the airport to operate. There is also the issue of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 encourage employment and training of new people in                                                                                       unregulated land use, such as tree planting on private property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 specialised airport related disciplines.                                                                                                 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 a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Very supportive of innovation, such as FlexTracks, and the
                            management, noise, emissions                                                               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

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 national
                                                                       will require additional infrastructure and an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      infrastructure development fund integrated with a regional
                                                                       assessment of environmental and other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              transport plan would need to be developed, in concert with
                                                                       impacts on areas around airport sites and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          state, federal and local governments, to ensure the transport
                                                                       these will need to be considered in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                system to and from the airport is thoroughly developed and
                                                                       consultation with local communities and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            funded. The airport operator should be made accountable for
                                                                       local government. An open cargo policy is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 financial
Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 from
                                                                       nor should we encourage or support 7th                                                                                                                                                                                                    need not cost the community in the long term. Provision of FEE-                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 Lower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A one size fits all approach is not appropriate-security
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 be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This is the area that probably most affects future growth and
                            included in an airport Safety Management System and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             operations at Dubbo airport. There is inconsistency with the
                            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 in   Considers global industry demands 24 hour scheduling
                                                                                                                                                                                        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 airports
                                                                                                                                                                                        maximum capacity.                                           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

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 to                                                                                   Airport lessees should be required to provide detailed plans of       The SA Government does not support location specific charging for
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.  vocational education.                                                                                                                      proposals as part of the Major Development Plan process.              ATM services. The approval of network charging for ARFFS, and
                            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      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 reduce                                                                                                                                            aircraft operators. Local authorities must recognise the
                                                                                                         effect by not counting major gateway capacity against                                                                        the costs of security and safety regulatory reform must be                                                                                                                                             importance of the application of Airports Regulations in
                                                                                                         entitlements when it is operated in conjunction with a                                                                       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 the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              compatible with aircraft noise. The pricing regulatory framework
                                                                                                         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 coordination
P/L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   comprehensive Satellite Navigation (GNSS) national test and
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          training facilities to cover all aviation industry aspects governing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Generally supportive of existing 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 infrastructure    Does not support a centralised flying school as a duplicate of     infrastructure developments and ongoing use and community        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.                                                                       and suggests Govt regulate commercial activities to ensure         existing system.                                                   impacts unless existing airports are relocated or new airports   local planning schemes as buffer zones and fostering                  funding of Airservices is flawed which results in over reliance on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      aeronautical interests are protected.                                                                                                 built. Supports price regulation of aeronautical services.       compatible development off-airport under planning schemes.            cost recovery.

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 airport           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 sees domestic airlines wanting to operate international services.         ongoing viability of some regional and remote centres and          scheme and considers attractive career paths and remuneration needs on a national basis including a 2nd Syd airport and that        aeronautical investment. Considers off airport planning should        consistent with international models and considers the needs of all
                            infrastructure, air traffic amangement,                                      emerging markets, such as China and India, as growth                                                                         considers Govt support should be available on a 'whole of          to be key issues. Supports a national flying school concept and price and service quality monitoring occur at all airports.         be the function of a single state body with correct geographic        airspace users in management of airspace through improved
                            safety and security                                                          areas. Does not support cabotage or trading of 7th                                                                           govt' basis similar to road funding. Considers the privatisation   sees it funded through an industry levy or by Govt (similar to                                                                      placement of future airports and limits on surrounding residential    systems and consultation with industry. Supports the
                                                                                                         freedoms and considers the regional package an                                                                               of local aerodromes to have been detrimental to the GA             Maritime College in Tas). Considers retention of aging                                                                              developments a key issue.                                             implementation of ADS-B.
                                                                                                         unreasonable incentive to attract services to secondary                                                                      sector and that Govt policy should guarantee minimum               workforce an issue and emphasises helicopter pilot skills in
                                                                                                         airports.                                                                                                                    infrastructure standards, access and cap charges for GA            addition to fixed wing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 when                                                                         HMAA believes that the Government should work with airlines
Accommodation               its impact on the tourism industry,                                          dealing with the world‟s most genuinely global industries                                                                    and the industry to build an operational and regulatory climate
Association                 international airport access and                                             (travel and tourism), a fully global policy approach is                                                                      which encourages better (and cheaper) services to regional
                            services, global warming.                                                    now appropriate. Thus, HMAA urges consideration of                                                                           destinations. This will bring significant benefit not just to
                                                                                                         the implementation of a full “open skies” approach for                                                                       tourism, but to rural and regional communities more broadly.
                                                                                                         Australia‟s international and domestic aviation markets                                                                      An issue which should be addressed as part of this approach
                                                                                                         (subject to the continued application of the highest of                                                                      is the current (local government focused) ownership structure
                                                                                                         safety standards). Clearly, such an approach should be                                                                       of regional airports, and whether this is the most appropriate
                                                                                                         matched with the removal of any remaining ownership                                                                          model for the future.
                                                                                                         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 use                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          related to the preparation and approval of master plans and
                                                                                                         by larger airlines whole smaller commuter aircraft be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               major development plans are inadequate. A review of the
                                                                                                         located at secondary or regional airports. The capacity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             master plan consultation and approval process is required to
                                                                                                         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.

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 which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            airport. A more robust agreement on the use of the RAAF        may inhibit future expansion of military and civil operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            base for civil operations may be necessary to accommodate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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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

Graham Banks Airport        Concerned that amending operational standard below        Sees ambiguity and confusion in the roles of CASA and                                                       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       ATSB and suggests clear delineation of responsibilities                                                     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.     is required so only one body is responsible for safety.                                                                                                               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
                                                                                      Considers safety standards are often compromised due                                                                                                                  residents as whatever measures are likely to benefit the                                                          be effective.                                                transfer the risk from the airline to the passenger.       considers security outcomes should not be compromised under
                                                                                      to commercial interests.                                                                                                                                              community will impact the airports operations. Sees off-                                                                                                                                                                                  any circumstances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 re-
                            systems.                                                  safety mandate. Supports greater self administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  green Australia will not be achieved by the tourism or
                                                                                                                                                                                                  aviation industry and its constituent businesses alone,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  but with significant partnerships with governments and

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
Hunter Economic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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
James Cook University      Safety/regulatory - bat strikes

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 development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    community consultation.                                          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 and     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
Shires Association of      of regional services to Sydney Airport,
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 non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        services are provided on an equitable and comparable basis                                                                  the basin. Seeks a consistent approach to airport charging at    aeronautical development. Recommends a clearly defined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with metropolitan services. State govt needs to ensure on-                                                                  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 development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        terminal facilities, will be maintained and does not see any                                                                                                                                 including airports. Suggests the Minister be required to consult
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        viable alternative to the continued use of Sydney by                                                                                                                                         with local govt and take account of developments on other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        population of regional and rural NSW.                                                                                                                                                        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 the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opportunity to work with both spheres of government to                                                                                                                                       existing regulatory regime rather than the regime itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        develop policy options to maintain the sustainability of this vital                                                                                                                          Relationships with local communities need to be well resourced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        between small remote airports and the larger regional                                                                                                                                        for which the Port of Brisbane Authority engages in a well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        airports. Most small airports are run primarily as a Community                                                                                                                               resourced and continuous engagement with the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Service Obligation and require considerable ongoing financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        support to just maintain essential services. Whereas many of                                                                                                                                 Queensland has had a State Planning Policy (SPP) on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the larger regional airports are able to maintain essential                                                                                                                                  development in the vicinity of airports since 1992. The current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        services through landing charges but could have the potential                                                                                                                                SPP 1/02 came into effect in 2002. The SPP has provided a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to expand their services if they were to receive additional                                                                                                                                  long running coherent policy that has been included in local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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 surcharges,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     outside the Airports Act need to be able to develop non-             (Ground Based Regional Augmentations Systems) should be
                           high exchange rate of AUD, higher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         aeronautical revenue in order to remain competitive. That            continued to be supported by Government and industry to improve
                           interest rates, petrol and grocery prices,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                airports also acknowledge any affect on airport developments         safety and reduce carbon emissions. Mackay Ports has
                           Network pricing of Airservices charges,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   will have on Council infrastructure and the need to work with the    participated in the test bed for GRAS and made a commitment of
                           Network charging of passenger and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         local planning authorities and where appropriate make a fair         $75,000 to assist in funding ground installations. Supports a pure
                           checked bag screening costs, Recognition
                           of the need for increased non-aeronautical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contribution.                                                        network price for terminal services.
                           revenue for regional airports in order to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2. A national policy on developments in the vicinity of airports
                           contain airport charges to the airlines,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  should be introduced along similar lines to SPP 01/02 or at least
                           Recognition of the need for a National                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    guidelines are available for National and State planning
                           Planning Policy for developments in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   authorities and airports and reference material made available
                           vicinity of airports, The need for a carbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for airports to assess their public safety area risk contours.
                           trading scheme 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.

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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The direct capital funding of an air service may be necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in special circumstances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The certification process for new aircraft needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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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 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.
                                                                     - A federally funded and regulated system for the
                                                                     identification of wildlife strikes from animal remains be
                                                                     - The support of research projects by ATSB be
                                                                     - 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
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 and                                                                                                                                                                                                                          consulted on noise and environmental issues and                                                                                                                     cost.
Shires Association of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                     their approach has always been practical and the safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        airports.
                                                                     management systems are appropriate and did not see
                                                                     the need for a review. A remote airport operator had a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Security screening at regional and remote airports is very
                                                                     different perspective and suggested that:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      expensive and a part-time role which councils find difficult to
                                                                      “For isolated and remote communities the Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               resource efficiently. Any increase in security requirements for
                                                                     Management System could be enhanced by ensuring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                airports must be fully funded and that a provision be made for
                                                                     that documents are reader friendly and that on site                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ongoing maintenance funding. The Australian Government needs
                                                                     assistance is made available from professionals for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to recognise and value the crucial role of regional and remote
                                                                     training etc.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 airports and recognise that for the majority of these they 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 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                impacts. Expansion of noise insulation subsidy zone                                                                                                                 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.

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

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 grievance                                                                                                                 measures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mechanisms such as Airport Noise Ombudsman.

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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

Moree Plains Shire        Regional & GA; Skills, aiport planning,                                                                                                                                                              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                   ATM, consumer standards, security                                                                                                                                                                    airport infrastructure.                                            skilled workers to regional areas.                                                                                                     Recommends establishment of a community airport focus              implement e-tags for aircraft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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 and 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.                                                                                    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 sustainable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          transport infrastructure to airports needs to be clarified. Market
                                                                                                     outside of capital city markets, particularly focusing on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           forces should be a key driver of pricing at airports given their
                                                                                                     the emerging markets of India and China. Newcastle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inherent differences but the principal of a dual till approach
                                                                                                     want a 2 daily international flights using the same                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 should continue to be supported.
                                                                                                     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 concessions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Darwin International Airport and Alice Springs Airport from price      12. retain the existing charging system in the event a national
                                                                                                     retained;• any Australian domestic carrier, regardless of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           monitoring.                                                            uniform system of charges is unacceptable; and
                                                                                                     ownership, could operate limited international services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. not move to location specific Air Services Australia charges.
                                                                                                     under the following conditions: gateways must be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Make amendments to the Airports Act 1996 that enable airport-
                                                                                                     outside Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth; sector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lessee companies to voluntarily opt to have non-aeronautical
                                                                                                     length up to 2,500 nautical miles; narrow body (single                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              land subject to the local planning regime in exchange for gaining
                                                                                                     aisle) aircraft must be used; and capacity under the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                freehold tenure over that same land.
                                                                                                     relevant Bilateral International Air Services Agreement
                                                                                                     would be allocated in accordance with normal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adopt the Ultimate Capacity ANEF, or at least a long range 40
                                                                                                     International Air Services Commission procedures; and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               year ANEF, as the ANEF planning tool; 6. incorporate
                                                                                                     2. adopt a policy whereby the Passenger Movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Defence military aircraft noise forecasts into the
                                                                                                     Charge is the only charge levied on charters to non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Darwin ANEF as per the Joint User Deed; and 7. investigate the
                                                                                                     designated gateways for barrier agency services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use of High Noise Corridors as a planning tool to prevent 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 consumers 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       and increased competition. The continuation of the existing government intervention.                                                                                                                                                                                   moves away from land uses supporting aviation towards other            resources and infrastructure at joint user airports like Darwin where
& Infrastructure       facilitation, Airport planning, noise,                                        agreements where it is in the national interest. This will   policy approach is supported.                               . Seed funding should be considered to help develop a                                                                                                                                                      commercial land uses in competition with existing commercial           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 regional
                                                                                                                                                                  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       airports which are characterised by a relatively low number of
                                                                                                     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          users. The NT calls for a network charging approach across
                                                                                                     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.                                                           Australia. At worst, the existing Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting
                                                                                                     arguments.                                                                                                               Infrastructure.                                                                                                                                                                                            There is also opportunity for Airport land to form part of the         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. The
                                                                                                     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    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 planning
                                                                                                     including charters, to defined international airports.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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 and facilities at regional airports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 to
                                                                                                     restrictions on the ownership of Australian-based                                                                         charges and possible adjustment of the Enroute Charges             training school that is a cooperative between universities, TAFE,                                                                      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             the private sector, industry and Governments. The aviation                                                                             future developments within the airport boundaries and assumed
                                                                                                     application of transparent, rigorous and accountable                                                                      where the economic viability of services is challenged. The        industry could benefit from a HECS/FEE-HELP style assistance                                                                           that State Government and others will ensure the land transport
                                                                                                     safety and maintenance standards. Consideration                                                                           threshold for eligibility of remote aerodromes for the Remote      in occupations where there are identified skill shortages.                                                                             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              Proposal for COAG to consider a system that will allow                                                                                 impacts will require a collaborative approach between airport
                                                                                                     the Australian domestic market provided that Australian                                                                   coverage and the terms of its application. The                     individuals to gain qualifications from organisations other than                                                                       operators, Local and State Government. Consideration should
                                                                                                     airlines are granted foreign access, and that foreign                                                                     Commonwealth Government should consider funding the                universities and then repay that debt through the income tax                                                                           be given to formal mechanism to ensure that planning for
                                                                                                     carriers are subject to Australia‟s safety and regulatory                                                                 provision and maintenance of minor airports and aircraft           system, where there is an identified skill shortage. Government                                                                        growth in aviation transport at KSA does not constrain future
                                                                                                     regime. The same principle of access should be                                                                            maintenance facilities and if market failure is substantiated in   could encourage companies to expand and increase flexibility                                                                           growth of sea transport at Port Botany and vice versa. it is
                                                                                                     applied to granting international airlines access to                                                                      GA take into consideration the consequences of that market         and accessibility of cadetships; Government funded/subsidised                                                                          proposed that all airport non-aviation development should be
                                                                                                     domestic aviation markets. Supports the growth of                                                                         failure.                                                           cadetships; - increase the FEE-HELP cap for aviation students                                                                          planned as part of the region within which it is located and be
                                                                                                     international services from regional airports, regionally-                                                                                                                                   to $102,000 to be consistent with other high cost degrees such                                                                         subject to relevant State and Territory Planning legislation,
                                                                                                     based facilities could reduce some of the load on KSA.                                                                                                                                       as medicine and dentistry; review of the access and the terms                                                                          policies and procedures. Further, any land the Commonwealth
                                                                                                     Expanding the number of direct international gateways                                                                                                                                        of FEE-HELP assistance; use of RAAF infrastructure to provide                                                                          may subsequently acquire and lease for airport use that is put to
                                                                                                     would incur significant costs related to airport capacity                                                                                                                                    training; adding pilots to the Skilled Migration List; and                                                                             non-aviation use should also be subject to relevant State and
                                                                                                     to handle aircraft and border control/quarantine. Future                                                                                                                                     investment in pilot training facilities in the Sydney basin and                                                                        Territory Planning legislation, policies and procedures.
                                                                                                     air freight networks should be planned as sea freight                                                                                                                                        regional NSW. The industry has considerable capacity to fund                                                                           Memoranda of Understandings between airport operators and
                                                                                                     was planned for through Auslink. Possible opportunity                                                                                                                                        training and receives a high rate of return for investment in                                                                          State and local government it is required to consider general
Overnight Airfreight      Air freight, airport planning and                                          to develop a regionally-sited (such as at Dubbo)
                                                                                                     Support open cargo policy.                                                                                                                                                                   training, as staff are likely to remain in the industry for most of                                                                    community interests. All master plans and major planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.

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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

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

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 levels                                                                                                                 flight paths and noise impact perceptions. Airport                                                                                                                                                                                     Encourage competition by not discriminating between small jet
                                                                   of consultation departments are demanding. The cost                                                                                                                        operators would like to see standard operating hours                                                                                                                                                                                   and turboprop aircraft. Centrally funded security approach.
                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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. There   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
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                                                                   directions for policy settings. A good regulator is able to                                                    is a need for the industry to incorporate climate change    are less conservative than the previous 2019 exposure      issues. These recommendations and the development                                                                                                                           airlines considering the viability of new or increased services. This
                                                                   uphold the law while educating and supporting their                                                            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                                                                                                                       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 to     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                                                           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 comply                                                                                                                                                                                 airports.
                                                                   are now an important category for the servicing of                                                             for all greenhouse gases, as is standard practice in        with the ANEFs presented in the current DIA Master
                                                                   remote community needs in the NT. Closed charters                                                              other sectors. Giving only the 2% carbon-dioxide figure     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 is
NSW Business                                                                                                                                                                      basic data regarding the issue of fuel efficiency – which

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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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
NSW State Government                                                                                                                                                              Consideration should be given to a reporting system for Supports the retention of the existing curfew restrictions 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
                                                                                                                                                                                  actual savings achieved by operators adopting           at KSA and Coolangatta airports. Increased aircraft        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 record movements at Bankstown airport outside that agreed in development of a regulatory impact statement, and                 criteria‟ by some airlines and the position of some                                                                addressing all elements of regional, State and Commonwealth
                                                                                                                                                                                  the effectiveness of these measures. An emissions       the current master plan should trigger curfew              requested that the Commonwealth consider this issue          airlines to require people with a disability to travel with a                                                      aviation issues. Consideration of the threats, risks and associated
                                                                                                                                                                                  trading scheme, including domestic aviation emissions, consideration. There should be a clear separation           as part of its review of the national aviation policy.       carer.                                                                                                             costs need to inform decisions on the level and nature of security
                                                                                                                                                                                  will therefore be a useful mechanism for minimising     between airport operators and the regulator that sets                                                                                                                                                                                      arrangements imposed. Risk based arrangements need to be
                                                                                                                                                                                  greenhouse emissions related to the domestic aviation ANEF because these contours dictate the land uses in                                                                                                                                                                                         adopted at regional airports, and support by the Commonwealth
                                                                                                                                                                                  sector. The NSW Government also supports the            the vicinity of the airport – effectively a zoning                                                                                                                                                                                         is appropriate for costs of providing security at regional airports.
                                                                                                                                                                                  exploration of clean engine technology and clean fuels prohibition. The ANEF must not be set by Airport                                                                                                                                                                                            The security infrastructure at KSA should be upgraded. A security
                                                                                                                                                                                  as other medium term measures to minimise the           operators. The Government should explore alternate                                                                                                                                                                                         „footprint‟ should be introduced under the direction of ICAO and
                                                                                                                                                                                  impact of aviation emissions on the environment.        aircraft noise forecasting systems to better inform land                                                                                                                                                                                   Air Services Australia across all Australian airports to enable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use planning by state and local governments and to                                                                                                                                                                                         consistency in the screening of passengers, baggage and freight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          better inform communities around airports. Locally                                                                                                                                                                                         Consistent with the Commonwealth Disability Strategy, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          negotiated airport community approaches are one way                                                                                                                                                                                        Government as a purchaser of services could ensure this issue is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in which this could be achieved. These could include                                                                                                                                                                                       properly considered in the purchasing of security services and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          specific measures to improve the amenity and reduce                                                                                                                                                                                        regulation of providers. The NSW Government supports the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the conflict between land use. It is imperative for                                                                                                                                                                                        maintaining and further strengthening of the ASIC regime. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          legislative approaches to be retained to ensure that the                                                                                                                                                                                   definition of 'aviation security relevant offence' in the Aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          noise amenity and health of the local community is                                                                                                                                                                                         Transport Security Regulation 2005 to include offences involving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          protected.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
Overnight Airfreight                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Need to improved system to replace ANEF.                                                                                                                                                                                               related offences'.security is the unintended carriage of dangerous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biggest threat to
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