An Australian Aviation White Paper, in the government’s words, “will set the long-term policies to guide the next generation of growth and innovation in the aviation sector.”
Flight Free Australia has asked for two additional terms to be included in the Terms of reference: the future of aviation’s contribution to the need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions emissions; and the long-term job security for the industry workforce in an aviation de-growth scenario.
The Green Paper provides an opportunity to map the industry’s future and to address the serious and urgent emissions reduction challenges it faces. It’s scheduled to be released mid-2023, and in the government’s words will “outline key challenges and opportunities for the aviation sector”.
The White Paper is scheduled to be released in first half of 2024 and will be an “authoritative, in-depth report, drawing on feedback from the Green Paper”.