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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 01:00
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia
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I think that, by definition, a regulator must have a bit of tension with those people who it is regulating, particularly in aviation.
Just to go back to your post Sarcs about Albanese, if the appropriate level of tension existed between the ATSB and CASA as it did during Lockhart River then quite possibly the whole Pelair debacle may not have taken the course that it did. The ATSB should have looked at the organisational issues surrounding Pelair's medevac services and I believe would have if they had been truly independent and not tied to CASA via the MOU. The MOU come about because the Queensland Coroner criticized the tension that did exist between the agencies. You can't have it both ways. BTW Albo a planespotter is an enthusiast who doesn't give a toss about the politics behind why he/she is able to enjoy watching planes take-off and land. What he doesn't seem to get is that an aviation professional has every right to criticize a system that is more against aviation than for it. Rant over
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