CASA has released a discussion paper on medical standards. Review of medical certification standards | Civil Aviation Safety Authority Looks to me like deliberate effort to obfuscate and delay any change by including the Class 1 medical in this. The only current problem with the Class 1 medical is CASA's colour vision standards which is pretty much a stand alone issue and easily fixable by aligning it with that of the FAA. The medical standards discussion is otherwise about the Class 2 requirement for PRIVATE pilots. The Uk has already brought in a car driver's licence medical and the FAA is in the process of doing something similar. If the FAA guys are smart they won't delay or obfuscate in view of President Elect Trump's known antipathy to useless and irrelevant regulation. We should of course align ourselves with similar western nations, particularly the USA as they do far more aviation than anybody at the private level. I suggest you all write polite but pointed submissions to this DP and copy to the Minister and your local Federal MP. If you fly RAAus or GFA don't think you will be OK. You could be affected as one of the options seems to be to extend the RAMPC to recreational aviators. For once don't think "I'm alright, Jack" and spend a little time to benefit all private aviators in Australia. You may like to point out that there is ZERO evidence that a formal medical does anything beneficial to the accident rate. In fact, in 2002, CASA in a discussion paper on a Recreational pilot licence did acknowledge this point specifically. Unfortunately that proposal did not see the light of day as Messrs Middleton of RAAus and Hall and Meertens of the GFA went to the Minister and demanded it not apply to RAAus and GFA. The rather clueless Minister, John Anderson agreed to do that. One of the more stupid actions inflicted on Australian sport aviation ever. No, they didn't ask the members if they wanted it.