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IALPG Submission on Airline Passengers’ Compensation Rights

IALPG recently made a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities' (DIRDC) review on liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 (CACL) regime. The firms' suggestions focused on the impacts of the review...

Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018

IALPG was proud to contribute to the evolution of the Space Activities Act 1998, by making a submission to the Inquiry of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee on the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill, 2018. Its report was published on the...

New Aviation sustainable development text

International civil aviation is a substantial contributor of pollutants in the atmosphere, and this is an issue that needs constant reevaluation and attention. In the aviation sector, fuel burn currently contributes to around 2.5% of total carbon emissions, a...

Lion Air flight JT610

Lion Air flight JT610, (registration PK-LQP) with 189 people on board, crashed into the waters of Karawang, West Java shortly after take-off on 29 October 2018. The Boeing Max 8 aircraft had departed from Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport and was headed...

The cost of business in space – ASA consultation

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) recently sought consultation on the fees (if any) to be charged for applications for various licenses under the new Space Activities (Launches and Returns) Act 2018. The fees potentially encompasses direct costs of the Agency itself...

ANGELS will guide space start-ups

  The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities. The Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS) website will be created in a...

Extending AFP search powers at Australian airports

Current stop, search and seize powers are under Division 3A of Part IAA (Div 3A) of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) (Act) and extend to AFP Officers. Div 3A will expire on 7 September 2018. The Counter Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2018 (Cth) (Bill) is seeking...

Firsts: EU-wide Drone Regulation and UTM for Australia

On 26 June 2018, the European Council adopted new Civil Aviation Regulations (Regulations), which include the first ever European Union (EU)-wide unmanned aircraft[i] (otherwise referred to as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS)) rules.[ii] The Regulations...