Australian parliamentary committee calls for strengthened regulations for drones

As part of an ongoing investigation into the regulatory requirements that impact on the safety of drones, the Committee on rural and regional affairs and transport in the Australian Senate has come to the conclusion that ‘the regulatory regime must be strengthened’, in order to reduce the prospect of a serious accident involving drones. The committee recommended that the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport strengthens regulations applicable to drones in three areas: safety awareness and training for users, registration of drones and tracking by the Civilian safety Authority, and the introduction of geofencing technology and drone shields.