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Letter to Mr Bill Hodge Darwin Aero Club Proposed move by General Aviation operators to the northside of the Darwin Airport, from Senator Hon. Bob Collins, Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support dated 12 September 1990

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Letter to Mr Bill Hodge Darwin Aero Club Proposed move by General Aviation operators to the northside of the Darwin Airport, from Senator Hon. Bob Collins, Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support dated 12 September 1990

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Tabled Paper 1534

Collection

Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1990-09-27

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Tabled by Neil Bell

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

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Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/298552

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/816615

Page content

I hope to be in a position shortly to let you know the result of that review. Shortly after Mr Ramm's trip to Darwin 1 received a convoluted letter from Territory Transport and Works Minister Fred Finch raising some of the concerns already being addressed by my staff and the FAC. The letter from Mr Finch sparked a stream of correspondence between us. Mr Finch has also convened a public meeting at the Darwin Aero Club. I understand no new concerns were raised at the meeting, but Mr Finch has decided, according to public statements, to write to me yet again to "relay the confusion and concern amongst the general aviation industry regarding their relocation to the new Darwin airport." I have enclosed the correspondence which has flowed between Mr Finch and I on these issues as your club is mentioned in some detail. You will gather from the letters that I have reservations about the ability of Mr Finch to present the facts. I have received briefings from some operators about the meeting but I note from your club's latest newsletter that there will be a detailed report on the move to the Northside at your AGM on September 27. I would be happy to attend the meeting if you felt it would help clear up any issues arising from the meeting, contained in the correspondence, or which might arise between then and now.


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