Govt aviation inquiry delay
A Federal Government aviation inquiry has been pushed back by seven months, meaning recommendations are unlikely to be tabled before the next election.
The operation, regulation and funding of air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities inquiry is focusing on the social and economic impact of the supply of air routes in regional Australia, as well as how they are priced.
Submissions closed on February 5, and public hearings wrapped up in July.
A report was originally due by March 30, but the Senate has since agreed to postpone the reporting date three times, the latest of which will set it back until June 27, 2019.
More than 175 submissions were made to the inquiry, 15 of which came from WA.