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Business of the Senate

 

Notice of Motion

Notice given 15 November 2017

      *1  Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) and the Deputy Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator O’Sullivan): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2018:

             The operation, regulation and funding of air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      social and economic impacts of air route supply and airfare pricing;

                          (b)      different legal, regulatory, policy and pricing frameworks and practices across the Commonwealth, states and territories;

                           (c)      how airlines determine fare pricing;

                          (d)      the determination of airport charges for landing and security fees, aircraft type and customer demand;

                           (e)      pricing determination, subsidisation and equity of airfares;

                           (f)      determination of regulated routes and distribution of residents’ fares across regulated routes;

                           (g)      airline competition within rural and regional routes;

                          (h)      consistency of aircraft supply and retrieval of passengers by airlines during aircraft maintenance and breakdown;

                            (i)      all related costs and charges imposed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority; and

                            (j)      any related matters.

Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )