An Albanese Labor Government will deliver a new aviation white paper to set the scene for the next generation of growth and development across the aviation sector, while also establishing effective mechanisms for consultation and management of issues like aircraft noise and airport development.
Over the course of the pandemic, the Morrison-Joyce Government’s support has delivered little of lasting benefit.
While a minimum level of connectivity has been maintained, the Government has stood by as more than 10,000 Australians lost their jobs at the major airlines and wasted money on a half-hearted cheap tickets program that was cruelled by the Scott Morrison’s failures on vaccines, quarantine and RATs.
And, despite the challenges facing the industry now and over the longer term, the Morrison-Joyce Government still has no plan for the future of the sector.
To continue the recovery of Australian aviation, and plot the opportunities for future growth, an Albanese Labor Government will follow in the footsteps of the last Labor government in creating a new Aviation White Paper.
This new White Paper will consider as a priority:
- How to maximise the aviation sector’s contribution to achieving net zero carbon emissions, including through sustainable aviation fuel and emerging technologies;
- The economic reforms needed to improve productivity across the sector, including addressing skills shortages, competition between airports and airlines, and charting a course out of the pandemic;
- How to support and regenerate Australia’s general aviation sector;
- Better mechanisms for consultation on and management of issues like aircraft noise, airport development planning and changing security requirements.
Only an Albanese Labor Government will end the Coalition’s decade of wasted opportunity, charting a better path for Australia’s essential aviation industry.
WEDNESDAY, 30 MARCH 2022