Events

Duncan Blake joins IALPG – new Space Law capability

International Aerospace Law & Policy Group welcomes its newest member of the team, Duncan Blake. After 22 years serving in the Royal Australian Air Force as a legal officer in postings at the tactical, operational and strategic level in Australia and deployed abroad, Duncan recently transferred to the Reserves and joined IALPG as a Consultant. He is recognised as a leading expert globally on the law of outer space in a military and strategic context. His experience spans legal support to military operations in all domains (land, sea, cyber, electronic and particularly air, as well as space). In addition to […]

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Fourth Australia & New Zealand Air Law Moot dates announced!

IALPG is pleased to announce that the 4th Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM) will be hosted by the University of Adelaide Law School from 30 September – 2 October 2017! ANZALM will be held immediately after the 68th International Astronautical Congress (http://www.iac2017.org) providing an unparalleled opportunity for competitors to attend both events in one trip. Official website and further info to follow soon!

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Uni of Auckland wins 2016 IALPG ANZALM

The third annual Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM) competition took place on September 3 and 4 in Auckland, hosted by the University of Auckland. The event was an immense success. A record number of teams participated in this year’s competition. The 6 teams were Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Queensland, and the University of Waikato. The moot problem involved a hypothetical scenario concerning the legality of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in international airspace, and the subsequent interception and destruction of a remotely piloted civilian aircraft […]

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Sign the petition to support disallowance of recent Australian drone amendment laws

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArJqpGOPnz0  Sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/senate-disallow-unsafe-recent-amendments-to-australia-s-drone-laws?recruiter=585633083&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink&recuruit_context=copylink_long On 29 March 2016 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) introduced an amendment to Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and other regulations, called the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016 (CALA). CALA was tabled in both Houses on 18 April 2016. ACUO seeks your support for a member of the Senate to put a Notice of Motion for disallowance of this particular piece of problematic delegated legislation.  Disallowance, if voted by majority of the Senate, will mean that CALA is repealed, and we get to think afresh […]

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UK Aviation Club meeting report

Last month, IALPG’s European Executive Consultant and Regional Liaison, Arpad Szakal had the opportunity to attend a luncheon at the UK Aviation Club which has more than 500 professional members from a broad-cross section of the civil aviation community. The membership is drawn from airlines, airports, finance houses, manufacturers as well as regulators. The Aviation Club hosts eight Club luncheons annually and each lunch offers a platform to network and do business. The lunch was held at the Institute of Directors and was well attended with 150+ attendees. The guest speaker was the President and CEO of Airbus, one of the […]

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ANZALM 2016 Case posted

We are pleased to announce that the case problem, concerning the law applicable to an international remotely piloted passenger flight and air defence identification zones, is now available on the ANZALM website: http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/notices/notices-2016/05/air-law-moot.html

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Ninth Annual McGill/PEOPIL Conference on International Aviation Law & Insurance

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Wheeler will speak at the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)/McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law Ninth Annual Conference on International Aviation Law and Insurance conference, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20 May 2016. The event, which will take place at Edinburgh’s Festival Centre, Castlehill, will bring together world leading aviation liability and insurance experts to address recent developments, comparative jurisprudence under the Warsaw system and Montréal Convention of 1999, jurisdiction and forum non conveniens, the liability of airlines, airports, lessors, manufacturers, maintenance providers, air navigation service providers, and challenges to […]

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Australia & New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM)

Planning and organisation of the third annual Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot court competition (ANZALM) is well underway! Co-conveners Joseph Wheeler (Principal of IALPG) and Charles Giacco (Student Co-ordinator of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand) are proud to announce that the competition will be held in late 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will be hosted by the University of Auckland, the 2015 winners of the competition. Watch this space for more information and details. LATEST INFORMATION UPDATE 17 March 2016:  We are pleased to announce that in 2016 the ANZALM will work with […]

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Asia Pacific Aviation Liability

This inaugural event, jointly organised by IALPG and Aeropodium and hosted by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in Sydney, provided a forum for the exchange of ideas, analysis of novel issues going forward, and for all attendees to get an appreciation of how and why aviation liability in respect of particularly recreational remotely piloted aircraft, is something that requires both policymaker, and community attention in Australia and further afield through Asia Pacific. The myriad issues which emerge given the easy misuse and dangerous applications of remotely piloted aircraft are readily moderated by the fact that Australian safety regulators, and now more recently, […]

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Second Australia & New Zealand Air Law Moot, Brisbane Qld

This second edition of Australasia’s first and only air law moot court competition open to all Australian and New Zealand universities, took place on September 28 and 29 in Brisbane, hosted by the University of Queensland.  The event, which commenced in 2014 by co-conveners Charles Giacco and Joseph Wheeler, was an immense success and none more so than for the winning team, the University of Auckland, who impressed the Grand Final Bench consisting of Judge Rangiah of the Federal Court of Australia, Gerard Mullins (barrister), and Joseph Wheeler.  The Auckland team was very evenly matched with their grand final adversaries, […]

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