• Parliament House in Canberra (Steve Hitchen)
    Parliament House in Canberra (Steve Hitchen)

The federal government's review panel into aviation safety regulation is now open for submissions from the general public.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced the opening of the public consultation stage today

The Aviation Safety Regulation Review, announced on 14 November, will examine how well Australia's regulatory system is positioned compared to global standards.

“The general and regional aviation sectors, in particular, have told the government they are concerned about the costs of regulatory compliance and how our regulatory system compares to other countries,” Minister Truss said.

“This review will place us in a strong position to ensure our aviation safety standards remain up to the challenge of meeting the predicted expansion of aviation over the next 20 years.

“Australia has a world-class aviation safety record but that doesn't mean we should sit by and just hope it stays that way."

Public submission can be sent in through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website before 31 January 2014.

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