Old 19th Mar 2013, 05:51
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It would appear the inquiry reporting date has again been extended and further answers to written QONs from the 15/02/2013 hearing have finally been released, here's one small sample from mimimi..Beaker that just makes you want to :

Questions in relation to previously in-camera documents

1. An email on 9 Feb 2010 appears to show that you were looking for a way to assist CASA with their early intervention with Mr James. Can you explain that please?

ATSB response:
The email exchange was in the context of a discussion about the complementary but distinct roles of CASA and the ATSB in maintaining aviation safety. The interest of the ATSB officer involved was in CASA’s concentrating on improvements to the regulatory and other guidance for the future safety of such flights as the Norfolk Island one.

He was of the view that this would be the most effective way for CASA to address the issues

arising from the investigation. My response was to advise him that CASA’s assessment of what was required was now focussing on compliance-related interventions, rather than changes to the regulatory framework.

Need I say more...between the Hoodoo Voodoo doc's answers and Beaker's answers it is a toss up to who is the "King of spin!"
Aviation Accident Investigations

Information about the Inquiry

On 13 September 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report.
Submissions should be received by 12 October 2012. The reporting date is 29 November 2012. On 14 March 2013,the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 30 April 2013.
As an aside Oleo you'll pleased to know that the good Senators appear to be lining up the pineapples, from Hansard 14/03/2013:
Senator KROGER (Victoria—Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate) (12:05): At the request of Senator Heffernan, I move:
That the time for the presentation of reports of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee be extended as follows:
(a) aviation accident investigation—to 30 April 2013;
(b) fresh pineapple imports—to 24 June 2013;
(c) New Zealand potatoes import risk analysis—24 June 2013; and
(d) fresh ginger import risk analysis—to 24 June 2013.
Question agreed to.
Although not sure where the spuds and gingers fit in??

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