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There Are Already Sensible Alternative Locations For Pilot Training!

senate enquiry into noise

Experienced Pilot
Speaks Out
It's Too Noisy

Local Residents Say Enough Is Enough
It's Stress Related
Injury Caused By Our Government

Noise Up
Safety Down
Home Values Down
Planning Restrictions Up
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28 Planes Overhead
In Just Over An Hour

A Common Experience

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Imagine Listening To This Sort of Noise
All Day

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An Identification Chart
To Help You Work Out Which Aircraft Are
Responsible For The
Noise & Low Flying

Learn More About Aircraft Noise - What Causes It
and What Can be Done
About It

15 Ways To
Quieten  The Skys

(US Citizens Aviation Watch)


Aviation At Moorabbin Aerodrome Is Not Compatible With Basic Human Rights

Given the nature of the civil aviation activity at Moorabbin, the push for more, the availability of alternatives and the impact it has on the community, it is clearly not compatible with human rights. 

Continuing to intensify aviation activity or even promoting the currents levels of activity is unconscionable and is not consistent with the ethical standards one might expect from an advanced society.

-         It asserts economic advantage: Civil aviation provides economic gain for a few and undermines the economic rights of the majority e.g. increased noise and the expanding “noise contours” affect planning regulations which then devalue the assets of the “less powerful” and impact on how those assets might be used.  No other business has the economic freedoms that aviation asserts.

-         It diminishes social rights: Intense aviation in residential areas has been thoroughly studied and well documented for the negative impact it has on health and wellbeing.

-         It undermines civil rights: The community does not have a voice on matters to do with the impact of aviation on them or their environment.  So called consultation is at best lip service and the agendas are driven by aviation interest groups.

-         It punishes people: In certain areas the intensity of aviation activity is such that it could be compared to psychological or physical punishment.

-         It is an imposition on the disabled: Aviation activity which compromises a community, changes the social makeup of that community.  Those who are advantaged or empowered might move away.  Over time a larger proportion of the remaining community has to endure the impact of aviation because either they have few or no alternatives or their capacity is disabled in some way, perhaps through age.

-         It has a selective impact on children: Children live, study and sleep in these areas of oppressive aviation activity.  These young people are developmentally susceptible to the effects of aviation.

Because aviation has been conveniently broken into several government departments it is possible for “softer issues” which are nevertheless extremely important, like ethics and human rights, to be dodged.

The responsible Minister points a finger at the departments.  The Departments point at each other. Local Council points at the Minister. State politicians point at federal politicians and so it goes on.  They can slice and dice the big picture as it is handed around and no one takes responsibility for it.  Meanwhile the community is forced to subsidise aviation in almost every regard, including from a human rights perspective.

For a start our community needs to ask whether the Civil Aviation Act is compatible with human rights and whether the application of that Act by the “Civil Aviation Safety Authority” CASA  (which more correctly should be called the Civil Aviation Safety and Environment Authority) is compatible with human rights.

There is very little accountability of CASA for the environmental effects of aviation. Their environmental obligations have been written into the Act in such a way that the Authority can all but ignore them.  The negative economic impacts of aviation are not mentioned in the Act and there is no consideration of social or civil rights nor the potentially punitive and discriminatory nature of aviation from a community and environmental perspective.









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