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Old 14th Jul 2008, 13:55
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From CEO John McCormick

I wish to advise that Deputy Director, Mick Quinn has decided to leave CASA with effect from the 29th January, 2010.

Mick has seen significant change within CASA in the two years he has been with the organisation, both under the former CEO, Bruce Byron and myself.

I would like to thank Mick for his support and contribution to CASA particularly in recent times with his involvement in the PNG assistance program.

I would like you to join me in wishing Mick well in his future endeavours.

John McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 08:46
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CASA Chess Game

From CEO John McCormick
I wish to advise that Deputy Director, Mick Quinn has decided to leave CASA with effect from the 29th January, 2010.
Mick has seen significant change within CASA in the two years he has been with the organisation, both under the former CEO, Bruce Byron and myself.
I would like to thank Mick for his support and contribution to CASA particularly in recent times with his involvement in the PNG assistance program.
I would like you to join me in wishing Mick well in his future endeavours.

John McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 10:26
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PNG has enough problems of its own without any assistance from CASA
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 05:28
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Poor Old CASA. The saga goes on & on & on & on. Deckchairs come & go, World war one standards & World war one thinking. No wonder Aviation is well & truly Stuffed in this country........
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 05:54
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Anything you do with Casa is just one big chess game. Always ends in stalemate.
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Old 22nd Jan 2010, 13:45
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Mick has gone, the Manager in charge of Oversight went to Jetstar, the manager of Air Transport went to Strategic. Anyone see a pattern here?
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Old 23rd Jan 2010, 02:11
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yep

And that aint the half of what's been going on.
Rats deserting the ship.
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 00:33
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CASA Spill

Seems the moving of the chess pieces continue with three very senior appointments now being advertised. Are they all leaving? Look at Careers at CASA:

http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dl...D::pc=PC_92940
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 06:14
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The CASA 49ers perhaps?
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 09:52
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Clear and Transparent Process !

Timber, absolute gold mate !
The CASA 49ers perhaps?
Frank Burden,
Seems the moving of the chess pieces continue with three very senior appointments now being advertised. Are they all leaving? Look at Careers at CASA:
The jobs you are referring too are 'phantom jobs'. The top brass who are carrying out these roles do so under the terms of 'temporary positions', being the jobs aren't supposedly filled,they are only being done on a temporary basis, however the gents filling these roles have to abide by 'due process' within a 'clear and transparent' environment so the jobs have officially been approved, and advertised.However before you or perhaps Frank Arouet, myself or anybody else thinks about applying, don't bother. The current people 'acting' in these roles are already the 'successful' candidates and will be staying on !!

CASA 6 vs 8 - 'And I saw, and look, a pale horse, and the one seated upon it had the name Mick. And Oversight was closely following him. And Civil Aviation Safety AUTHORITY was given them over the regulatory part of aviation, to punish with thy long sword of 'penalty points',and with RCA, and with audit, and with findings by the Inspectorate of the earth.
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 12:05
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CEO (JMcC) has departed another management type. Seriously reliable rumour has it that the uninformable, unadvisable JMcC's tenure is very close to ending in tears.
Can't say that one is surprised given the style of correspondence that emanates from his office.
QED
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 13:20
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The guy is a tool, I came to this conclusion after listening to him rant for 45 minutes at an industry seminar...
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 06:17
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I agree, a lunatic is in charge of the asylum.
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 09:30
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Ah Pierre!

"and his style of communication and man mangement don't seem to have changed. "

Isn't it wonderful to see a critic of man management skills and communication when he can't even spell the word management
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 09:42
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There would seem to be a consensus here
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 09:54
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Read your post oleo has been extended but how can they be phantom jobs if they have been advertised. There must be a process and someone who checks that it is followed. Would this be the role of someone like the Chariman of the Board or Minister ALebanesi?

If CASA as a regulator can't be relied on to follow the public service process then what credibility do they have with industry? Given your thoughts, definitely leaving my resume on file for the next BIG ONE!
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 09:56
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Consensus?

Yes, it would all mean something if those forming the "consensus" were knowledgeable of the facts. If not, it is just noise. From what I know I think Oleo is on the money though.
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 10:04
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Lets connect a few dots

Restructure occurs, new positions created, incumbent in a basicly redundent position resigns at the end of contract. Positions arising from restructure become "established". CASA follows process, opens the new positions to application. Temporary position holders re apply and if they have been performing and are the top candidates get made substantive.
No intrigue, no walking the plank and no conspiracy.
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Old 27th Jan 2010, 10:11
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Think I Might

Oh well, maybe I am right, and maybe I am wrong ?
But if they can hire MQ on 300k then surely they will hire me, and I will do the job for say 250k ? And for that kind of coin I will even throw in 2 interviews per calendar year with Today Tonight !
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MQ

Where is he now?
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