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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Aviation Recovery Framework

The Australian Government has released an Aviation Recovery Framework.

The Framework outlines the Government’s response to COVID-19 which supported operations and jobs through the most severe phases of the crisis and details how the Government will boost recovery, in line with the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response.

It also sets out new policies to reposition aviation post COVID-19 to ensure a competitive, safe and secure aviation sector that meets the needs of Australians now and into the future.

A copy of the framework is available here (PDF: 3499 KB)

The Aviation Recovery Framework is informed by a comprehensive consultation paper - the Future of Australia's Aviation Sector Issues Paper.

Public Submissions on the Future of Australia’s Aviation Sector Issues Paper

The Department released the Future of Australia's Aviation Sector Issues Paper PDF: 2566 KB to canvass industry and community views on potential policy directions to manage the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.

Public submissions are set out below, except for the submissions that were submitted as confidential submissions. Published submissions have been redacted in some cases to remove personal or sensitive information (such as personal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, licence or membership numbers, and scanned signatures). The Department is not responsible for the content of these submissions, which remains the responsibility of the original authors, and submissions do not represent the views of the Department.

# Author Submission
1 Save Kempsey Airport Action Group PDF: 1263 KB
2 Australian Corporate Jet Centres PDF: 116 KB
3 C.W. Whitney PDF: 389 KB
4 General Aviation Advisory Network PDF: 208 KB
5 Engineers Australia PDF: 540 KB
6 John Cameron Aviation PDF: 2686 KB
7 Inner West Council PDF: 316 KB
8 NT Airports PDF: 181 KB
9 Australian & International Pilots Association PDF: 270 KB
10 Professionals Australia PDF: 460 KB
11 Australian Business Aviation Association PDF: 68 KB
12 Name withheld PDF: 19 KB
13 Aviation Australia PDF: 203 KB
14 Air Affairs Australia PDF: 192 KB
15 AgBioGen PDF: 204 KB
16 Bioenergy Australia PDF: 397 KB
17 Name withheld PDF: 54 KB
18 Name withheld PDF: 30 KB
19 Pegasus Aviation Advisers PDF: 383 KB
20 Aerial Application Association of Australia PDF: 235 KB
21 Mark Fiess PDF: 218 KB
22 Mt Isa City Council PDF: 3446 KB
23 Bega Valley Shire Council PDF: 3575 KB
24 NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade PDF: 2674 KB
25 Australian Federation of Air Pilots PDF: 471 KB
26 Australian Aviation Ground Handlers Industry Alliance PDF: 848 KB
27 Board of Airline Representatives Australia PDF: 772 KB
28 Australian Helicopter Industry Association PDF: 135 KB
29 Robert Cassidy PDF: 589 KB
30 Civil Air Traffic Control Australia PDF: 160 KB
31 Qantas PDF: 377 KB
32 Perth Airport PDF: 20870 KB
33 South Australian Freight Council PDF: 483 KB
34 Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ) PDF: 3081 KB
35 Newcastle Airport PDF: 5386 KB
36 Canberra Airport PDF: 552 KB
37 Adelaide and Parafield Airports PDF: 354 KB
38 Australia & Pacific Airports Corporation PDF: 581 KB
39 International Air Transport Association PDF: 112 KB
40 Western Sydney Airport PDF: 381 KB
41 Albury Airport PDF: 195 KB
42 Regional Development Australia (Townsville and North-West QLD) PDF: 314 KB
43 Moorabbin Airport PDF: 108 KB
44 Australian Airports Association PDF: 1301 KB
45 Australian Logistics Council PDF: 431 KB
46 Sydney Metro Airports PDF: 168 KB
47 Regional Capitals Australia PDF: 993 KB
48 NSW Government PDF: 610 KB
49 Royal Flying Doctor Service PDF: 675 KB
50 Sydney Airport PDF: 351 KB
51 Brisbane Airport Corporation PDF: 556 KB
52 Queensland Airports PDF: 287 KB
53 Regional Aviation Association of Australia PDF: 3136 KB
54 Port Hedland Council PDF: 1153 KB
55 WA Government PDF: 395 KB
PDF: 320 KB
56 Tourism and Transport Forum PDF: 170 KB
57 Local Government NSW PDF: 214 KB
58 Business Council of Australia PDF: 917 KB
59 Australian & International Pilots Association PDF: 431 KB

Future of Aviation Reference Panel

The Aviation Recovery Framework is also informed by advice from the Future of Aviation Reference Panel, which was established to consult the aviation industry on the Issues Paper and provide expert advice to Government on the challenges facing the industry and opportunities for reform.

The Panel was chaired by Professor Patrick Murray, Chair of the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Honorary Professor of Aviation and Logistics at the University of Southern Queensland. Professor Murray was joined by expert panel members Ms Adrianne Fleming OAM, Mr Andrew Drysdale and Ms Shannon O’Hara.

A copy of the Expert Panel’s report to Government is available here (PDF: 384 KB)