Old 29th Apr 2018, 07:30
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rutan around
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Queensland
Posts: 686
To reinvigorate the industry and encourage grants, investment, scholarships, people through the door etc. AOPA and the other associations need to get together and brainstorm a set of tangible proposals and reforms they can push to "someone" - a Senator or McCormack - to support.
Sunny this was posted by Piston Broke. My response was:-
Multiple reforms and proposals confuse punters and politicians alike. Chose just one that's simple and important to us and push it like hell.
I chose that response because of experiences I had way back when I was a union rep. When we did scatter shots about numerous issues we won none of them. When we narrowed it down to one or two issues that were considered very important we had much greater success. Perhaps we aviators should learn from that experience. None of our wins involved strike action but did involve senior public servants and politicians.
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