Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Mutual Recognition with New Zealand) and Other Matters Bill 2003

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Mutual Recognition with New Zealand) and Other Matters Bill 2003

On 10 March 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of the above bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2004.

The bill proposes amendments to the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and has associated legislation in New Zealand. The legislation aims to put in place a statutory framework for the mutual recognition of aviation related safety certificates. At this stage the proposal is for the mutual recognition of Air Operator's Certificates in relation to large aircraft (greater than 30 seats or 15,000 kgs).

Also provided for your information are links to the following documents:-

Public Hearings

Submissions

The closing date for the lodgement of submissions is COB, Friday, 30 April 2004.

All communications with the Committee and its Secretariat are protected by parliamentary privilege. It is expected that submissions will be published unless clearly marked as confidential. Persons making submissions must not disclose them without the prior approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but unauthorised release of submissions is not.

The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form. E-mailed submissions must include the author's full name, phone number and postal address.

Report - Tabled 17 June 2004

For further information

The Secretariat
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
Room SG.62,
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Telephone: (02) 6277 3511
Fax: (02) 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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