The future of Australia's aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-364-7

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List of Recommendations


Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral of inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  References to Hansard
  Interim report
  The final report

Chapter 2—Government response to the pandemic

  Government response to COVID-19
  The need for ongoing support

Chapter 3—Impacts on Australia's aviation sector

  Importance of the aviation sector in Australia
  Travel patterns and consumer behaviour
  Financial and operational impacts
  Concluding comment

Chapter 4—Impacts on the aviation workforce

  Loss of skilled aviation workers
  Psychological and financial impacts on workers
  Qantas cost cutting—increasing insecurity
  Future workforce supply issues
  Committee view

Chapter 5—Maintaining aviation workforce capacity

  Australian Government support and initiatives
  Proposals for future measures
  Committee view

Chapter 6—The future of Australian aviation

  The role of the Australian Government in aviation
  Support for airports
  Airline competition
  Committee view

Government members - dissenting report

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings and Witnesses

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Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
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Canberra ACT 2600

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