Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Airport Safety Week

Media Release

WT186/2014

29 September 2014

Safety and awareness in airports across Australasia will be promoted as Australia and New Zealand's participate in the inaugural Airport Safety Week between 29 September and 3 October 2014.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Airport Safety Week would offer airport employees and contractors a series of events and activities to reinforce the importance of safety at airports.

“Activities in the Airport Safety Week programme aim to enhance safety cultures through innovative thinking with regards to airport safety hazards,” Mr Truss said.

“Airports are busy and demanding workplaces where staff are engaged in a broad range of occupations and bring various backgrounds to contribute to the successful and safe operation of the aviation industry.

“Air Safety Week will focus on developing and maintaining a safe work environment for all workers.”

Mr Truss said Airport Safety Week was the first of its kind for the aviation industry.

“This initiative is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association, New Zealand Airports Association and the Australian Airport Safety Forum,” he said.

“Awards will be presented during Airport Safety Week to recognise employees and contractors who have made significant contributions in supporting health and safety practices in airport environments.”

Airports can register their interest at www.airports.asn.au/safetyweek