The longest election campaign in Australian history meets the fastest trains it might never get, yet again
Opinion While it’s only day one of the Malcolm Turnbull cabinet in Australia, there are several things to note in relation to air, rail and road travel in this country and the public administration of air safety.
Federal Labor’s spokesperson on transport, infrastructure and tourism Anthony Albanese, has taken issue with tweets made today by Plane Talking about his opposition to the new Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek being operated as a jet curfew free airport.
Labor’s infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese has written a withering critique of the Greens’ 2nd Sydney Airport lunatic policies in The Australian today. But he has remained silent on his withdrawal of support for a curfew free Badgerys Creek, which would cripple it.
The current row over a curfew for Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek began with a spur of the moment reversal of Labor policy over the issue in the heat of a moment in campaigning for the last month’s NSW state election.
If there is a shred of human decency in our politicians, steps will be taken to reverse the exposure of domestic air travellers to the loss of post traumatic compensation rights for injured persons that are a part of Australian law in relation to many other types of debilitating accidents.
It’s not until one reads the angry statement of the Minister responsible for aviation, Warren Truss, in response to Nick Xenophon’s success in striking down some changes to Australian air safety rules earlier this week, that the full significance of his action becomes apparent.
It didn’t take long this morning for the wings to fall off Labor’s efforts to score state election points with its support for the second Sydney Airport project at Badgerys Creek in the city’s far west.
Updated with partial response from Minister Truss. The Pel-Air accident scandal now threatens to undermine Australia’s nomination of the former chief of CASA, John McCormick, as the next secretary general of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
The damages claims of two people injured in the Pel-Air ditching near Norfolk Island in 2009 have finally reached the New South Wales Supreme Court. The reports from day one are not pretty.