WHAT DOES ADVENTURE VICTORIA WANT?

We want to see the scope of the AAS limited to the industry.

Why?

•  The threats to public freedoms - which we explain in the next section - will be averted.

•  However it is dressed up, this is an industry self-regulation scheme. That would be fine, but it has turned into a process by which industry will regulate the public as well or instead.

And why not?  After all...

•  The project has been industry dominated from the outset.

•  The project was originally intended to resolve an insurance problem that arose because of high claim rates arising from commercial operators

•  The project will be more effective at serving the induustry if it confines its scope to the industry.

•  You simply can't write a code of practice that applies to the industry and to public recreation at the same time.

•  Attempts to compromise by recognising the legal and practical differences between commercial operations and public recreation recognised within the project have been rejected without justification by the project managers.

•  We shouldn't have to compromise anyway,

•  Leaving private recreation out of the scope will have negligible impact on recreational groups that believe they are served well by the AAS project. They can simply adopt the AAS for their own use voluntarily.

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