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The Laws of Australia Update 360

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The following Subtitle is now updated and available on Westlaw AU:

Transport 34.2 "Aviation"

Transport 34.2 “Aviation”
Updated by Professor Ronald IC Bartsch AM, Chairman and Founder, Avlaw Pty Ltd

This Subtitle provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of civil aviation law. This extensive update features discussion of Parkes Shire Council v South West Helicopters Pty Ltd (2019) 266 CLR 212; 93 ALJR 607; [2019] HCA 14, where the family of a deceased passenger commenced proceedings in negligence. Also featured is the latest report by the Productivity Commission entitled Economic Regulation of Airports Services, which described the contemporary approach to the economic regulation of airports, as well as the perspectives of Airlines for Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Airports Association.

This update also discusses the amendments made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its guidelines on misuse of market power, as well as security guidelines for airside areas and airside security zones.

Key Cases: Parkes Shire Council v South West Helicopters Pty Ltd (2019) 266 CLR 212; 93 ALJR 607; [2019] HCA 14; Page v Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 537.
Key Legislation: Air Services Regulations 2019 (Cth); Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019 (Cth); Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Regulations 2019 (Cth); Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

Update 361 currently scheduled updates (subject to change):

  • Communications 6.8 “Broadcasting”
  • Contract: General Principles 7.1 "Formation"
  • Criminal Offences 10.1 “Homicide”
  • Criminal Offences 10.8 “Companies and Securities Offences”
  • Environment and Natural Resources 14.10 “Forests”
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