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  • Is Adelaide Airport's Curfew carefree?

    Posted 20/02/2014 by Matthew L James
    Residents in South Australia’s capital do not like to be disturbed by the early arrival of jet airliners, at least judging by the introduction of a recent private member’s bill by one of their Senators. On 12 February 2014, Australian Greens Senator Penny Wright introduced the Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014 to prevent international flights landing between 5 and 6 a.m. This is in response to an announcement by the federal Minister fo... Read more...

    TAGS: Aviation, transport

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  • Trading aviation emissions – Part 3: Australia outlines its position

    Posted 17/08/2012 by Anita Talberg
    The Government yesterday announced solidarity with a number of other countries opposing the EU’s move to include international aviation in its emission trading scheme. The motion was originally put forward by Nationals Leader Warren Truss who has been active in raising awareness on the issue. The Government supported Mr Truss’ motion. Two previous FlagPosts (this one and this one) outline why the EU's decision has been controversial and what reactions there have been. This FlagPost summarises Au... Read more...

    TAGS: aviation, climate change, emissions trading

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  • Trading aviation emissions - Part 2

    Posted 28/04/2012 by Anita Talberg
    The leader of the Nationals, Warren Truss, has called the EU's inclusion of aviation in its emission trading scheme (ETS) an 'iniquitous tax', siding with a number of countries that oppose the move. In its FlagPost Trading aviation emissions from February, the Parliamentary Library outlined the main elements of the EU's decision and some of the international relations issues that have arisen. Since then, a series of new developments have taken place and the debate is far from resolved. This Flag... Read more...

    TAGS: aviation, climate change, emissions trading

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  • Trading aviation emissions

    Posted 1/02/2012 by Anita Talberg
    For the first time, Qantas and other airlines are being held accountable for greenhouse gas emissions from their international flights—at least for those flights using an airport within the European Union (EU). The move by the EU to price and restrict greenhouse gas emissions from European flights has been a contentious one. This FlagPost explains the basic mechanics of the EU’s decision and highlights some of the issues being raised. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on C... Read more...

    TAGS: aviation, climate change, emissions trading

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  • Low Flying Kangaroo

    Posted 1/11/2011 by Vivien Banks
    The dispute between Qantas and unions can be seen in the context of Qantas’ attempts to remain viable in a highly competitive domestic and international aviation environment. This article examines some of the sources of these competitive pressures and the strategies that Qantas has adopted, or proposes to adopt, in responding to this environment. It finds that these strategies are broadly akin to those that Australian companies in other sectors have adopted when faced with similar circumstances.... Read more...

    TAGS: aviation, industrial relations, qantas

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