General policy statement
This Bill will amend the Airport Authorities Act 1966 to provide airport authorities with greater flexibility when publicising the disposal of lost property. It will allow authorities to determine the most appropriate way to advertise lost property to passengers rather than the restrictive and prescriptive methodology prescribed in the current Act.
This Bill keeps in place the intent of the Act, which is to inform passengers of lost property before the airport authority proceeds with the sale of or disposing of the lost property. This Bill expands the way an authority can communicate with passengers to more relevant methods.
This Bill will modernise the Airport Authorities Act 1966 to take into account changes in how people receive and search for information. This Bill would allow authorities to use modern means of communication as well as future, unforeseen, means of communications as the airport authority may determine fit.