I was on the Conference Organising Committee, and was also a speaker. 120 attended, mostly lawyers (as you would expect at a law conference). It was a great three days!
These were the sessions:
- Air Service Agreements and Liberalisation
- Asia Pacific Update
- David Boughen Memorial Address (Kim Murray, Barrister, Lambton Chambers, NZ)
- Topical Mix: Western Sydney Airport, Conflict Zones, Emissions Trading and OneSKY
- Aviation Defence Contracting
- Outcome Based Safety Regulation (Panel Session)
- Is Private Flying a Dangerous Recreational Activity?
- Litigation and Insurance Update
- MH370 Update
- Major Accident Hypothetical (led by Karen Middleton, writer, editor and broadcaster).
The conference dinner was held in the Australian War Memorial, under the wings of First World War Aircraft. There was a tour of Canberra Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower and Fire Fighting Facilities.
I was the third speaker in Session 6, the Panel on ‘Outcome Based Regulation’. I asked the question: ‘Is Outcome Based Regulation good for aircraft structural maintenance?’. With me on the panel were Professor Neil Gunningham, from the Australian National University, and Dr Jonathan Aleck, CASA’s General Manager of Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy.
You can find a PDF of my presentation in the list under ‘Papers‘.