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Glen Buckley and Australian small business -V- CASA

Old 28th Oct 2019, 06:42
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Wawa zone, you might invest your money, but no investor I know (starting with the entire venture capital crowd and high net worth squad) is going to touch an investment where some person from CASA can decide to do a Glen Buckley on you.

Big investors have very little sovereign risk because they initially reach for their lawyers and political contacts, and if the political benefits are there then CASA will be called in to sit down with the Minister's staff to sort out the details prior to any applications for approvals.
Investing because you “have political contacts” or “know someone in CASA’ or “know how to keep in good with CASA’ or “know how to get CASA to fix things” has a name; it’s called official corruption and it’s a felony.

If you have any examples, we’d like to know.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 07:10
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I have my first lengthy consultation with the legal firm tomorrow. I had previously provided an information package and had an initial consultation. We now enter the process for the Crowd Funding to do its work. As I have said previously, it will now get pulled apart in detail, and a thorough assessment on the merits of the case, will be produced. At the end of that process, my understanding is that several "points" will be identified, and the case would be built around those. At the end of that process I will get

A. They gotcha
B. Permanently strike those individuals off your Christmas card list, they were unpleasant individuals to say the least, but as hard as it is to take, your case isn't strong.
C. On our professional assessment we believe that you have a valid basis for a claim for compensation of $X amount of dollars, which we believe to be fair and reasonable.
D. Wow, you've well and truly got them.

As with most things in aviation "c or the longest answer", often works. If I get that back, then obviously I will move to the next step. As I said before, once that train pulls out from the platform. It will go all the way to the final stop.

I suggest that my posts will be somewhat restricted from tomorrow. I will be explaining to the legal firm, that this opportunity has been funded primarily by people via PPRuNe, and my intention would be to update on here, where it wouldn't compromise anything.

Almost in closing off, but feeling like a further opportunity on the soap box.

CASA mandated Part 61/141/142 and advised my school along with 350 others that we all had until September 1st 2017 to Transition. After that date, if we hadn't done it, we could not continue trading.

My Business was one of the small percentage that met the deadline. APTA was designed side by side with CASA personnel, as they ticked off on the 600 procedures that they assessed.

We were approved. We were audited. CASA commended and recommended us.

I was advised of a change from CASA CMT 2 oversighting team, to CASA CMT 3 oversighting team.

I formally raised concerns about the competence, reputation, and intent of Person X on that new team.

My concerns were overlooked.

The person that I raised concerns about initiated a process of restrictions on my ability to trade. Importantly there were no safety risks identified. Statistics will be revealed at the right time but indicate that Mr Crawfords, Mr Mc Heyzers, Mr Laceys, and Mr Martins decisions and actions have lead to a reduction in safety. That is a fact. It is, exactly as I advised them early in this process. Their conduct has reduced safety. Those individuals know exactly what I am talking about. It is not for publishing here. It is coming however. Be assured. By the time this gets to Court, I will unfortunately be in a position to say. "I told you so". Remember that, gentleman. I have identified your conduct as a safety risk. Mr Carmody has chosen to support those individuals, and keep them operational. He is making unsafe decisions.


Anyway, back on topic.

Person X, initiated a process that placed a limited date of operations on my business, lead to a loss of confidence in my product, prevented me taking on new customers and looking after existing customers. I was also prevented from advertising or marketing.

In October 2018, I identified their action would cost me $10,000 per week. More than one year has passed, and CASA confusion remains.

I have been left penniless, standing by the APTA Members, the product, and the staff.

Those named personnel were instrumental in it. I have made the most substantive allegations that can be levelled, against them.

I sat quiet on this trying to resolve it with CASA for 6 months, prior to going public on here in April 2018.

During the last 12 months i have been bullied and intimidated by CASA. I have witnessed negligent conduct, and mapractice. Please let me provide an example.

We had a meeting with the entire new CMT sitting across the table, berating me (in front of APTA witnesses) that our signage wasn't the "regulation size". At the end of the rant i sincerely and respectfully advised that i didnt think such regulations existed.

The entire CMT 3 was adamant that those regulations existed. I asked politely and genuinely if i could see them. ( i suspected they were getting confused with aircraft call sign markings). They sternly advised that they would "send" them to me. I point out that the whole CMT looked like they were loving watch me squirm. Obviously they never sent them. They dont exist. This is one of only many many examples. They will provide a "laugh" if nothing else, when this all comes out.

Is this a rant, and am i a bit "loose" tonight. Absolutely. This stress has continued on for 12 months now and effected many, far too many, it really has. When Mr Crawford and Mr Lacey initiated this action, i thought it would be resolved in a matter of weeks. I tried to wear the losses. CASA confusion became obvious, and resolution was impossible. There was so much negligence as per the single example above, that they couldn't back anything up, and it could never be resolved.

When this all comes out, you will see how hard i tried to resolve this. I will be proud to publish it when the opportunity presents.

Each week the $10,000 compounded, i couldn't walk away because members operations would grind to a halt. The battle has continued on for over 12 months.

Until about May 2019, I hoped these personnel would resolve their confusion. They didn't. In fact they each displayed UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT. Substantial allegation. There it is. In the public gentleman.

What have you done to me, considering that I never did anthything wrong.

My car is broken down, and its rego expired, my wifes car shortly to be returned to the bank, which will deprive my family of her income. I simply cannot pay my utilities, my son wont complete Year 12 next year at his current school, and my daughter is potentially withdrawing from a rural university, because we simply cant afford it.

I have accrued debts. I intend to go very public, I have nothing to hide. If you are a student that io owe money to, please put it up here. To MFT student JK, I urge you to do so. Everyone please. This is in fact the burden I bear, I want everyone to be OK as result of my decisions. That's Express, that's JK, Dave Desouza, everyone please, even the water bottle company etc. Moorabbin Airport etc. My situation is dire. It really is. Quite simply if you put it out here and publish it, it will help me to resolve it.

I want this 100 % fairly resolved for everyone I have impacted. That is a fair and reasonable expectation. Everyone, please put it out there, I urge you.

Getting myself worked up, taking a breather, will be back....

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Old 28th Oct 2019, 11:14
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CMT.....going going gone

Glen, perhaps your actions against CASA, and your revelations, are why CMT’s are going to be scrapped? The much promoted and highly promulgated beloved CMT structure will soon be no more.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 20:34
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CMTs getting scrapped

I know that many believe I am banging my head against the wall, but I do not believe that is the case.

Recall that three CASA personnel directly involved have already resigned, there will be more.

The CMT structure is being abolished. I was informed from very high upm in CASA months ago that my case had "expedited" processes with regard to the overview.

I have at least exposed unconscionable conduct, poor intent, technical incompetence, a flagrant disregard for clearly stipulated processes, within CASA, and that exposure will increase substantially from today onwards. I have also highlighted another case of poor Board governance, and that will be further highlighted from today onwards, in a very credible forum i.e. a court room.

I think that CASA would have no credibility, if Graeme Crawford was to take over CASA. There would be an industry revolt, and he knows it. Therefore his lack of good intent and bullying and intimidating nature is coming back to effect him and his involvement in aviation safety.

Mr Mc Heyzer, is a disgrace in his conduct by directing my Employer to terminate my employment. Of every person in CASA he was acutely aware of the trauma my family was enduring, and to place that direction on my Employer indicates a person that is petty, poorly trained, vindictive etc Mr Mc Heyzer, I will accept nothing less than your resignation. I don't work in CASA, but if no -one in their has the balls to tell you. Let it be me. You need to resign, and very quickly, because you will be exposed. I will shortly demonstrate how many of your decisions have done, and continue to degrade aviation safety. You now know it. It is exacylt as I told you a long time ago. I have strong supporting evidence. You know what I am talking about. I will soon publish it all, in a court room. As I stated before. Your actions and decisions degrade aviation safety. You know I have the proof.

Mr Martin has bullied and intimidated and sent Mr Rhoades to his grave, making the same claims that I make aginst you. This time you cant even pretend to hide behind the :"safety card"
You destroyed Bruce all the way to his grave. You exhoibited those same behaviors in your engagement with me. BY me fully publishing this, Mr Martin. YOU WILL NOT DARE DO IT AGAIN.

Mr Lacey, your lucky. You've got months to study the rules and regulations, and get yourself technically competent, that you may just scrape over the line. Your technical nincomptetence will be exposed. I have many in industry looking forward to provide evidence.

If I get the media attention, and the courtroom, and potentially the Royal Commission that this and other matters deserve.

Aviation Safety in Australia will be increased.
Lives will be saved.
Livelihoods will be saved

Much of what needed to be done, has been done.

Am I sitting on the cusp of a complete and total mental breakdown?. Probably way way too close. Would some small business owners in my situation have taken their own life at some stage during the last year. Absolutely.

Consider this. Consider an immigrant to Australia trying to fight the fight I have. They would fail every time. They would be crushed by CASA. Every one of them. How can that situation be fair. What message does that send to Small Business.

We are only here, because they left me with nothing to lose. I had to fight. This matter can only escalate from here, and it will become more significant. I afforded CASA and the Minister so many repeated opportunities to diffuse this. It is all well prepared and documented.



Once the public sees the story in its entirety, I truly believe criminal prosecutions will come into play. You will see how the conduct of these individuals cost the Australian economy hundreds of millions of dollars of pilot training, lost to another country, and I mean hundreds of millions of dollars. It will all come out.

You will clearly see the failure to achieve clear and concise aviation safety standards, and the negative effect on business and safety. The Government may begin to realise why it is that over 50% of pilot training is now delivered by foreign owned businesses. With appropriate media involvement, the story is enormous. What you have read is nothing. Trust me.

What else may happen. Well the Minister might actually realise that so much damage has been done to so many people, that in fact it might actually be fair to sit down and listen. It might actually work out far cheaper and save time and resources. I realise its unlikely. I will go to Court, and I will be seeking compensation so that I can walk up to each and every one of you and pay you back, but that is the work that remains to be done.

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Old 28th Oct 2019, 21:47
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I will go out of my way to personally try and dissuade anyone from investing in Australian Aviation as a result of Glens experience and the final report of the Forsyth review. That process starts now and every time I get one of those “Xxxx, your a pilot, what about me buying a xxxxxxx” enquiries. I have already started raising the issue at every Liberal fundraiser I attend, every time I see an MP or a party official which is quite often. Probably won’t do much good but you never know.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 22:16
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I will be seeking compensation so that I can walk up to each and every one of you and pay you back
If you win this Glen, it will be us that owes you a debt! ​​​​​​​
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 21:07
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The APTA philiosophy

I was sitting here waiting to catch up with a friend and stumbled across an old APTA memo, which CASA would hold on file. It made me proud, it really did. Mr Carmody, if you could infect your organisation with the culture that infected mine, I feel CASA would be a far better organisation.

As I say repeatedly, Mr Crawford, will be left standing alone, he really would.

I know its a cliché that good triumphs over evil. But when that evil is so immoral, so unfair, and so unjustified, it will topple, it must. I will stay the course, ethics, will prevail. CASA can hide behind terminiology, twist things, and fabricate, but ultimately they will fail.

Review the APTA Company philosophy, CASA could learn so much!

"I thought it might be timely to review our workplace values and how we treat each other. This has been initiated because I have highlighted some areas of deficiency through my own personal observations over recent months.

As the CEO of APTA, I have significant responsibilities and obligations placed on me to ensure a safe workplace. I take them seriously, but more importantly, I truly believe in them. I look at the people that make up APTA amongst all the bases, and there is no doubt we have a lot of diversity, simply look around at the different genders, ethnicities, ages, experiences, abilities, orientations, religions, languages, family structures, education, work and life experiences, prejudices etc.

As exciting as it is to see that diversity, it doesn’t necessarily make an organisation strong or successful. What will make an organisation strong and successful is how we deal with that diversity. If we deal with diversity in a healthy, productive and proactive manner, we will obviously create a better workplace.

The most basic value that each of us needs to practice in the workplace is respect. Without that, nothing else works. We don’t have to like each other, but we do have to respect each other. Hopefully however, we also like each other!

Irrespective of what base you are at, and where you draw your salary, you are operating under the APTA approval, and as I am the CEO of APTA, I get to set out the workplace values that must flow right throughout the organisation, if you are to operate within APTA, and in no particular order, those values are;

· Confront prejudices and stereotypes that demean, exclude, or belittle people, or their achievements.
· Be a learner.
· Believe in yourself and your values.
· Be an advocate for others.
· Be sensitive to the impact you have on others.
· Respect others dignity, values, beliefs and feelings.
· Communicate honestly.
· Never harass or accept harassment of others.
· Recognise that as humans, we all make mistakes.

Predominantly, we are all pilots. Our job is to make good decisions, so I encourage you to make those same good decisions on the ground as you do in the air.

As a Group, we do have official complaint procedures, but anyone is free to bypass all those procedures and approach me directly. I can assure you that I will approach every matter with an open mind, but I will be prepared to act.

For clarity, there is no “three warnings” for inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. If somebody is a racist, bigot, or a chauvinist on Monday, they will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, so there is little point in wasting three warnings over three days. Its much better to sort it out on the Monday.

If you read this, and take something away from it, thank you.

If you read this and make some smart-arse comment, that only suggests that you are not the type of person we want, need, or will accept.

One last consideration, a “test” I use on my kids, “If you walk away from any conversation and the other person has any increased anxiety, then something has gone wrong with the conversation. When you walk away, everyone’s blood pressure should be the same, or a bit lower”

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Old 29th Oct 2019, 22:47
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CASA Regulatory Philosophy - FAIL


The CASA website has its own philosophy, a published Regulatory Philosophy. In that statement it certainly doesn’t include all the BS that they have put Glen through. No surprise really. There is also a Ministers statement of expectations. That too is a complete joke and something CASA does not comply with. One set of rules for the Regulator, one for everybody else.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 03:38
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CASAs Regulatory Philosophy

Hey CASA, you wrote it, it was you that said you would stick by it. You didn't. Clearly. I think it was September 2015.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) director of aviation safety Mark Skidmore says a set of new key principles will make a “real, positive and lasting difference” to the regulator’s dealings with the aviation community.As part of its response to the (ASRR), Australia’s aviation safety watchdog has published a list of 10 key principles that will guide and direct its approach to regulation.

These included a commitment to maintaining the trust and respect of the aviation community, as well as taking a consultative and collaborative approach to developing policies, having safety as the most important consideration, and a risk-based approach to regulatory action and decision-making, among others.

Skidmore said the new regulatory philosophy was “clear and concise set or principles that would guide all our actions” and sharpen the focus on how and how well CASA did its job.The director of aviation safety said CASA would, where necessary, develop new policies and procedures to give “meaningful effect to our regulatory philosophy”.I am committed to ensuring these principles make a real, positive and lasting difference to the way CASA operates and way we interact with the aviation community,” Skidmore said in a statement on Wednesday.

I understand some people may be sceptical at first about how or whether these principles will make a practical change to the way we carry out our regulatory responsibilities.“To regain trust, we must earn that trust. We look forward to the opportunity to do just that, and I invite the aviation community to use CASA’s regulatory philosophy as a benchmark against which our performance is measured.



https://www.casa.gov.au/about-us/who...ory-philosophy
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 05:30
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Good on you Glenb...this must be horrible to go through. It shows what a mess CASA is and how we as a country have roundly tied ourselves in knots over our own stupidity and pigheadedness. CASA should be disbanded, shut down and started again with a clean sheet of paper. Our politicians are paralysed by political correctness and bullies abound. What happened to us?
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 06:18
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Meeting with legal team

Thanks to the support, offered primarily through PPRuNe and the Go Fund Me page, we had our first substantive meeting with the legal firm. I am re-energised, focussed, and ready to go.

I will be laying fairly low, but not completely absent.

I cannot keep up with all of the required thankyous, I really cant. I will get there, but be assured every gesture is noted and appreciated by my entire family.

Cheers. Glen.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 10:43
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Hey CASA, you wrote it, it was you that said you would stick by it. You didn't. Clearly. I think it was September 2015.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) director of aviation safety Mark Skidmore says a set of new key principles will make a “real, positive and lasting difference” to the regulator’s dealings with the aviation community.As part of its response to the (ASRR), Australia’s aviation safety watchdog has published a list of 10 key principles that will guide and direct its approach to regulation.

These included a commitment to maintaining the trust and respect of the aviation community, as well as taking a consultative and collaborative approach to developing policies, having safety as the most important consideration, and a risk-based approach to regulatory action and decision-making, among others.

Skidmore said the new regulatory philosophy was “clear and concise set or principles that would guide all our actions” and sharpen the focus on how and how well CASA did its job.The director of aviation safety said CASA would, where necessary, develop new policies and procedures to give “meaningful effect to our regulatory philosophy”.I am committed to ensuring these principles make a real, positive and lasting difference to the way CASA operates and way we interact with the aviation community,” Skidmore said in a statement on Wednesday.

I understand some people may be sceptical at first about how or whether these principles will make a practical change to the way we carry out our regulatory responsibilities.“To regain trust, we must earn that trust. We look forward to the opportunity to do just that, and I invite the aviation community to use CASA’s regulatory philosophy as a benchmark against which our performance is measured.



https://www.casa.gov.au/about-us/who...ory-philosophy
Just an observation, but every time I hear a politician or see a government bit of spin where they say something like the above "real, positive and lasting difference" I can't escape thinking "weasel words"... what is the alternative... "fake, positive and lasting difference"... notice how all government has this "REAL" in the front of everything. Is it perhaps because they are so completely full of excrement that they HAVE to put "real" on the front of everything because they are trying to emphasise that it's not... um... 'not real'??? The word shouldn't be there, but politicians never say they are creating change, they always say 'real change'... so anything as I said that comes from the government that starts with 'real' makes me think it's not real at all (and that's before they even get to the other annoying favorites such as 'the existing cohort' (most overused word lately) or 'working in the industry space'...
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 00:18
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WaWA post 758 onwards.

Valid post, and I concur with your sentiments.

I had run MFT/APTA for 15 years. It had an exceptional record and reputation. I would love to dig out all the correspondence I received.

Regarding the 80/20 principle, you mention i.e. that 80% survive, and 20% don't. Lets aim for something far better for the GA sector.

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF WELL INTENTIONED AUSTRALIAN OWNED BUSINESSESS's FLOURISH!

A bit more glass half full, Regarding keeping my business in the top 80%.

I can assure you, every day my business traded, it was well and truly in the top 80%, and I would be horrified if it was otherwise.

Reading that again, it does look a bit "harsh", its certainly not intended that way, respect all feedback, Cheers. Glen
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 23:26
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I have just lodged the following letter of allegation with Mr Carmody

To; Mr Shane Carmody- CEO- Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
To; Mr Anthony Mathews- Chair of the CASA Board.
To; Mr Jonathan Hanton- CASA Industry Complaints Commissioner.

My name is Glen Buckley, of 6 Susan Court, Mount Waverley, 3149. I consider myself a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on matters of aviation safety in the flight training environment.

In making that statement, I draw on 25 years’ experience. I have operated in the roles of CASA approved Flying Instructor, CASA approved Chief Flying Instructor (CFI), CASA approved Head of Operations (HOO), a CASA approved CEO, and business owner of 15 years.

I am fully aware that my allegations are perhaps the most substantive that have ever been levelled against CASA employees.My allegations are not vindictive or vexatious, and I am acting solely on matters of aviation safety. If my claims are found to be unsubstantiated, I understand I can be fully held to account in law.For clarity I will re-state my allegations against the following four CASA personnel. The personnel are;
  • Mr Graeme Crawford
  • Mr Craig Martin
  • Mr Jason Mc Heyzer
  • Mr Brad Lacey.
Regarding their conduct, and their decisions, and in plain English, I allege;
  1. Decision making that compromises aviation safety, and in fact creates a grave and imminent risk to aviation safety
  2. Improper, wrongful, and unlawful conduct.
  3. Those personnel have made decisions that a well-intentioned person would not make, if they were making their decisions on considerations of safety and/or compliance.
  4. Breaches of Administrative Law, and Procedural Fairness.
  5. Breaches of CASAs Enforcement Manual.
  6. Breaches of the Ministers Statement of Expectations
  7. Breaches of CASAs Regulatory Philosophy
  8. Those personnel have not acted with honesty, consistency, and integrity.
  9. Those personnel have not acted with care and diligence.
  10. Those personnel have not acted with impartiality, respect and courtesy.
  11. Those personnel have acted in a bullying and intimidating manner.
  12. They have mismanaged public resources in breach of their obligations under the PGPA Act and have consciously and deliberately used public resources in a manner that is not fiscally responsible.
  13. I allege those four personnel have made calculated decisions that have caused detriment to me and my family, my business, and other businesses and, that they have deliberately avoided attempts to work collaboratively and resolve those issues.
  14. I allege that their considered decisions and actions potentially bring harm to the integrity and good reputation of their fellow Employees and CASA in general, which can only degrade safety.
  15. I allege that one of those four personnel, has improperly used inside information.
  16. Those personnel have provided misleading information.
  17. Breached obligations under their respective Position Descriptions.
  18. Abused their authority associated with their respective positions as CASA employees.
  19. Are making decisions and choosing courses of action to avoid public scrutiny.
  20. Are placing their respective personal interest above the public interest.
  21. They are deliberately frustrating democratic principles.
  22. They are deliberately not upholding the values, of the Australian Coat of arms, and in fact, their conduct is unbecoming to the Australian Coat of Arms, and brings it into disrepute.
The purpose of this letter.

As you are aware, I am trying to bring my allegations to a legal determination, but timelines are unacceptably long. I have identified a grave and imminent risk to aviation safety, and I am confident that I can substantiate that.

In the interests of aviation safety, I must insist that these four personnel are stood aside from all safety sensitive activities until my substantive allegations can be “tested”. Such action would not be perceived by me, as any admission of guilt, and I will not claim that to be the case. It is the only responsible decision that can be made in such circumstances.

I will be pursuing a legal determination in as prompt timelines, as I can manage.

In order to expedite processes, I would encourage CASA to take any action that they deem appropriate, including legal action. My assumption is that you will have access to greater resources than I do alone, and if that expedites processes, I sincerely encourage that approach. My sincere hope is that lawyers are not required and good intention will prevail.

The allegations are important, there is a grave and imminent risk to aviation safety, you are aware of it, and are compelled to act.Drawing on my personal experience over the last 12 months, I believe there is a “managed” system operating within CASA to supress my concerns. I have not observed any “well intentioned “ actions by the CASA personnel that I am dealing with.

For that reason, and to ensure CASA act promptly on this matter, I am now going public.I await acknowledgement of this correspondence, from Mr Carmody’s office.

Respectfully, Glen Buckley
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A predictable response from the CEO of CASA

Dear Mr Buckley

I acknowledge your email received at 10:24am today outlining your claims of “…grave and imminent risk to aviation safety” against the four named CASA staff members.

You did not provide information to substantiate your claims of a “grave and imminent risk to aviation safety”. I note your advice in today’s email “…am confident that I can substantiate that.” Should you have such evidence, I ask that you provide it to me urgently.

I have previously advised you that you should raise these matters with the Commonwealth Ombudsman, which you have elected not to do, or through the appropriate legal channels. I reiterate my advice to you of 23 August 2019 that I will not enter into ongoing dialogue with you on the issues you have raised previously, as they have been dealt with and considered closed from CASA’s perspective. I also remind you that making false and disparaging public allegations against individual CASA officers leaves it open to them to pursue individual action for defamation.

Regards

Shane

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Translation: eff off.
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 21:48
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Preparing my response. Media, watch this space

I intend to provide a substantial and final response on this matter to Mr Carmody, later tonight. Everything I write will be truthful, in the public interest, and written to maintain or improve aviation safety. It will be well considered, and I will stand behind what I write. It will be simultaneously published shortly afterwards.

It will be noteworthy. If by chance, anyone from the media is "hovering" may I call on you to monitor this thread for the next 12 hours. I am seeking the opportunity to publicise and raise my concerns about a number of matters. The correct forum would be a media outlet that is prepared to conduct an investigative piece, of some substance, and giving all parties the opportunity to present their views.

The underlying issues are compromising aviation safety in this Country. I will have very wide industry support.

Wow! that's all a bit heavy. I hope I haven't promised too much, and don't disappoint.

Cheers. Glen
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Carmodys responses sounds like game on.

Bud have you got your legal advice on continuing to post on Prune?

This is CLEARLY going into the legal system, you are NOT going to get your apology or anyone to admit the were malicious and WRONG. It’s bullshite, unfair and wrong, however to beat the empire as you know you are now in for the epic battle.

Good luck! If it takes more go fund me to continue it, use it.

I just wish I had had the balls and smarts when the empire was bullying me!!!
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 22:19
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Cheers. I am in a fortunate position, that we now have access to social media.

Those that know me, will know how much I detest it. Imagine if I didn't have access to it. I would never have been able to defend myself as I have. There would be no PPRuNe, crowd funding etc. My case would be hopeless.

Fortunately we now live in a world where malfeasance, misconduct, unlawful actions, and bullying and intimidation can be held to account.

I can assure you that tonight's correspondence, will be Glen Buckley standing up, and acting in the interests of aviation safety, and I will be able to demonstrate that.

I have met with lawyers, and am attending to different matters only on here. I am confident in my position.

The legal case will be protracted but unrelenting. There will be a smaller but parallel case with a different firm regarding the lawfulness or not of the Regional Managers direction to my Employer to terminate my employment.

I can only call on all well intentioned CASA personnel to ensure they distance themselves from my matter.

Going forward, I will need widespread industry support. If I receive it, we will be effective. If I get left running alone and naked in the street ( I forget the movie), my cause may fail.

I will be depending on Industry to oversee my matters and continue providing well intentioned advice.

Cheers. Glen

For complete clarity, tonight's correspondence will be unrelated to my case. My correspondence on here tonight will be about aviation safety in this Country.
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Re: link 778, CASA have said the matter is closed.
The PM will always support his Lieutenants and the there ends the saga.
If you want to change something, rally support in all minor held Liberal seats; you have to grab the bastards by the balls! That's the only language they understand!
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