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Sydney Airport Demand Management Amendment Bill 2001

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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

SYDNEY AIRPORT DEMAND MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT BILL 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Transport and Regional Services,

the Honourable John Anderson, MP)

 



 

sydney airport demand management amendment bill 2001

 

 

 

outline

 

 

The purpose of the Bill is to underpin the Government’s decision to amend the Sydney Airport Slot Management Scheme to address the growth of air traffic at the airport and guarantee regional access.

 

The measures to implement the decision will be introduced as amendments to the Slot Management Scheme, a disallowable instrument made under section 40 of the Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 . The proposed amendments in the Bill will ensure that the proposed limits to be placed on the access to slots at Sydney Airport are consistent with the Trade Practices Act 1974 .

 

The Slot Management Scheme will be amended to:

-         cap the number of regional slots allocated in peak periods at the current level;

-         encourage airlines progressively progressively to progressively introduce larger aircraft;

-         establish a minimum seat limit for the allocation of new slots, to be determined in consultation with industry; and

-         remove any risk that the major airlines could avoid the regional guarantee by migrating the regional slots held by their affiliates into non-peak periods.

 

The provisions in the Bill will promote more effective slot management at Sydney Airport by ensuring that the regime under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, which allows access to declared services, cannot be used to does not override the Slot Management Scheme.

 

 

Financial impact statement

The Bill also brings the slot management arrangement at Sydney Airport in to line with the arrangements under the Airports Act 1996 for other core regulated airports , given that KSA has now been privatised .

 

 

The Bill has no financial impact.

 



sydney airport demand management amendment bill 2001

 

notes on clauses

 

Clause 1: Short Title

 

1.                   The Bill, when enacted, will be known as the Sydney Airport Demand Management Amendment Act 2001 .

 

Clause 2: Commencement

 

2.                   The Bill will commence on the day it receives Royal Assent.

 

Clause 3: Schedule

 

3.                   The Schedule sets out the amendments to the Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 .

 

 

 



schedule 1 - Sydney airport demand management act 1997

 

Item Clause 1 - New Section 5A

 

This item clause will add a new section 5A to provide that Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 has effect subject to the provisions of this Bill.

 

Item Clause 2 - New Subsection 35(1A)

 

This item clause will add a new subsection that will provide that the Slot Management Scheme established under the Sydney Airport Demand Management Act may deal with the allocation of slots for specified categories of aircraft movements, effectively allow ing the Slot Manager to allocate and administer slots for specified categories of aircraft movements , for example for movements of aircraft of specified sizes or and for specified air service types such as regional services .