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Old 24th Jul 2010, 09:55
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peuce
 
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The Minister, Mr Albanese, during his speech at Airservices' Waypoint 2010, had the cheek to claim that $800m paid by the us, the Industry, via Airnav charges was part of the Government's funding support of Aviation:

Investing in aviation infrastructure

The Government is also supporting vital investments in Australia's aviation infrastructure. Airservices' is investing $800 million in over 80 projects, and its ongoing investment in air traffic infrastructure and rescue and fire fighting services will bolster our great safety record.

I had great pleasure a fortnight ago to officially commission Airservices new $6 million fire station at Sunshine Coast Airport. This project is part of a $122 million to program to modernise aviation fire and rescue facilities at the nation's busiest airports.
Does anyone else find this a bit rich?
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