The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport (RRAT) has called for member associations of the Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA) to brief them on medical standards, according to a statement released by AOPA Australia.
The RRAT has asked the associations to brief them at 1.00 pm on Monday 19 November.
Among those summoned are AOPA, the Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Business Association (AMROBA), the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA) and the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA).
The briefing comes after the Chairman of the RRAT References Committee Senator Glenn Sterle promised to lobby the senate for an inquiry into self-administration in aviation.
"AOPA Australia is seeking an end to the unnecessary CASA dual medical standards," the AOPA statement says, "calling on the government to support universal medical standards for all pilots–RPC, RPL and PPL–regardless of what association you are part of.
"It's time to end the unfair and unjustified discrimination of CASA regulated pilots."
The major stumbling block to a self-certified medical system for RPLs and PPLs is thought to be access to controlled airspace, which has not been granted to holders of RPCs.