The federal government has finally responded to the airline inquiry six months on - but it's still light on detail.
The federal government says it has "noted or accepted" all nine committee recommendations of the Senate Committee report on the operation, regulation and funding of regional air services.
It is not yet clear which recommendations of the report released in June will be accepted or merely noted.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Government was taking "significant steps" to support affordable and accessible air services for regional Australia.
"The Government's $100 million Regional Airports Program is currently open for applications, which will provide funding assistance to owners of regional airports to undertake access and safety works and support for commercial airport developments through the Building Better Regions Fund," Mr McCormack said.
"I recently announced the Government will be developing a Regional Aviation Policy statement, in consultation with airport and airline operators, other industry stakeholders, state, territory and local governments and local communities, businesses and individuals."
Mr McCormack said the plan would ensure regional aviation remains vibrant, competitive and viable and they would release a Regional Aviation Policy statement Issues Paper for review in the coming weeks. .
Details can be found at www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/regional/aviation-policy.
You can register your interest and ensure you are provided with a copy of the Issues Paper when it is released by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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