The RAAA supports a proportionate approach to integrating RPAS into the aviation environment. However, in order to retain the excellent safety record of commercial Australian aviation, there is a need for a whole of government approach to RPAS policy and regulation to ensure safety, security and privacy.
There is a need to involve federal and state police in addressing unsafe or unlawful RPAS operations. They are best placed to deter, detect, investigate and as appropriate pursue relevant actions. A stronger public education campaign on the safe use of RPAS and the potential issues that can arise is required and CASA could take the lead in this area.