On 23 June 2010 the Minister for Infrastucture, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government the honorable Anthony Albanese addressed the Transport and Tourism forum.  The minister spoke on a wide range of aviation issues.  In relation to Airservices Australia the Air Traffic Service Provider for Australia the minister said


" Airservices Australia is also investing $900 million in new and upgraded air traffic control systems and aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services.

I am very pleased at the work being done together by the Royal Australian Air Force and Airservices Australia to implement an integrated, cutting-edge national air traffic management system.  This is a major commitment from the Aviation White Paper.  We are getting on with the job, and Airservices and the RAAF are making good progress to develop and implement harmonised civil and military air traffic management systems."

 The Minister also spoke on the importance of Sydney Airport to the nations economy. Mr Albanese reaffirmed that a movement cap and curfew would remain at Sydney Airport.


Full text of the speech available at  http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/speeches/2010/AS14_2010.htm