Friday 17 August 2012 

Today the Chamber lodged documents commencing proceedings in the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal against the Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Mr Anthony Albanese to have the recent decision of Minister Albanese in approving the Archerfield Airport Master Plan set aside. 

The decision will be reviewed by the Tribunal, which stands in place of the Minister, and has the same powers as the Minister. 

Please click here for a copy of the AAT application. 

The relief sought is: 

  1. Pursuant to section 41(2) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (AAT Act) pending the hearing of the review the decision be stayed.
  2. The decision of the Minister be set aside.
  3. A decision refusing to approve the Master Plan be substituted for the Minister’s decision.
  4. In the alternative, the Minister is directed to take all relevant legislation and more specifically the Air Navigation Act 1937[Qld] (“ANA”) as well as the objections of all interested parties into consideration before making a final determination in respect of the approval of the Master Plan.
  5. Such further and or alternative relief the Tribunal may find appropriate. 

The Chamber is now taking statements from Members for submission as evidence to the Tribunal. 

We definitely want to hear from you if your business will or is suffering any prohibition, prevention, hindrance or limitation by the actions of AAC or the Master Plan or the Federal Government.

Please call either the President Lindsay Snell on M 0418737707 or the Vice President Wayne Howell on M 0400879442 for further information.

Saturday 2 July 2011

A big “Thank You” to all those who have made contributions to Operation Fightback. Letters together with official receipts were dispatched recently for those who have contributed up until 27 June 2011.

EFT Depositors - for those who have deposited funds directly, can you please ensure you have also forwarded to us the payment details on the Operation Fightback flyer so we know where to send your official receipt? If you have deposited prior to 21 June and have not received a receipt in the mail please forward a fresh Operation Fightback form to GPO Box 2511 Brisbane Q 4001 or fax to 07 32200380.

Once again thankyou for your support. Please keep an eye on this website for further updates.

Archerfield Airport Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Lindsay Snell
President