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Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

Safeskies 2003 Conference

A107/2003 15th September 2003

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson, has enthusiastically endorsed this week’s international aviation safety conference - Safeskies 2003 - set for Canberra on 18 September.

“Safeskies is now an established and respected independent international forum, covering aviation safety in all aspects,” Mr Anderson said. “Its reports and recommendations are of considerable interest to me and, I am sure, to the aviation industry in general.

“I am delighted to be opening the conference at the Hyatt Hotel this Thursday, 18 September, and to note the impressive list of speakers drawn from around the world who will be discussing wide ranging air safety concerns.”

The presentations will address aviation security, flying operations, flight training, maintenance, regulation, cabin safety and airport safety management.

As another indication of the high profile that the event had achieved, Mr Anderson pointed to the fact that the CEO of QANTAS, Geoff Dixon, will deliver this year’s Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture at Parliament House on the eve of the Safeskies.

“This is an event that has been made possible by the efforts of a small band of volunteers from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and supported strongly by the industry and sponsors.

“Safeskies is going from strength to strength. Its focus is set firmly on safety, at a time when aviation has never been more topical. I encourage the aviation industry to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and experience being brought together for this event, and to participate to the fullest extent.”

More information on the Safeskies conference can be obtained directly from the conference organisers at www.safeskiesaustralia.org.

Media contact: Paul Chamberlin 02 62777680 / 0419 233989

Ph: 02 6277 7680 Email: john.anderson.mp@aph.gov.au Fax: 02 6273 4126