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Second Reading Speeches

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
RICE, Sen Janet
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Air Services Act 1995
to: provide that the functions of Airservices Australia (AA) include undertaking activities to protect the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas from the effects of the operation and use of aircraft, and associated effects; introduce new consultation arrangements for AA and persons affected by aircraft noise; require AA to consider the need to minimise the impact of aircraft operations on the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas when preparing corporate plans; expand the AA board by up to two members and require that it include an expert in environmental management and a representative of a community group affected by aircraft noise; and provide for the creation and operations of the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman and related reporting arrangements; and
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
to require the minister to appoint an independent Community Aviation Advocate to represent communities affected by aircraft noise.