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Old 9th Jul 2020, 09:02
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A novel idea, disband CAsA and subcontract aviation oversight to the FAA.

Save the country a fortune, the industry might just survive and be safer as well.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 11:58
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Lead Baloon - you omitted Smith in your list...
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 12:06
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Nobody named Smith has ever been the Director of Aviation Safety at CASA.

You’re probably confusing the roles of DAS with the (practically powerless) role of Chairman.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 12:50
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No, I’m not. I know officially he was never a DAS, but unofficially it’s another story when it came to his beloved Airspace 2000...
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 12:54
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And his unofficial influence has been no greater than any of the other players in the game. It’s just that Dick was and remains naive enough to do it in plain sight.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 22:42
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Maybe I am just a little bit nieve because I am at the start of my career in aviation but I just believe in giving everyone a chance to prove themselves that's all. Politicians are humans like everyone else, sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong.
Mindsneak, Everyone has a chance to prove themselves and everyone failed. It is a double whammy - In the past 20 to 30 years aviation has had a near continuous line of absolutely dud Ministers: Of the list of DAS that Lead Ballon posted, only two possibly made some valuable contribution and were at least approachable.

The organization is ruled by the Iron Ring which largely renders the DAS impotent.

Dick Smith summed it up fairly well over two decades ago:

ďCASA will do all it can to ensure that a person whose licence, certificate or authority is suspended or cancelled has ready access to full external merits review in the AAT. Once before the AAT, CASA will conduct itself as a model litigant" CASA, in a document entitled: "A new approach to enforcement". March, 1989.

"Anyone other than Dick Smith who joins CASA, becomes ďinfallible." DICK SMITH, August 1998.

"That's the way the system works. They think: "We are powerful and we are totally unaccountable." DICK SMITH, August 1998.

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Old 9th Jul 2020, 23:37
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I hear that world-famous aviation and safety expert GT is looking for a new job, surely the role of CASA CEO would be perfect for him.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 23:51
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Originally Posted by No Idea Either View Post
I vote LKH for president.........the Minister for Obfuscation/ Aviation/ Rex would surely have no problems with him....
Good thinking!

LKH would bring some ethnic and cultural diversity to the organisation.
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 05:06
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The Treasury projections for the drop in fuel tax revenue make for interesting reading. Contractors will need to go, cheaper pot plants will need to be found, small cars instead of SUV's, Carmody hasn't got the fortitude or support for a redesign. Imagine having to restructure into a responsive organisation that actually listened and responded positively to an industry that values aviation.
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 12:02
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Jake, think of it as a great opportunity to revitalise Australian aviation by adopting FAA regulations. glass half full.
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 14:35
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Is Carmody's departure unrelated to Glen Buckley's legal actions??
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 23:35
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Jake, think of it as a great opportunity to revitalise Australian aviation by adopting FAA regulations. glass half full.
You won't get any argument from me, unfortunately CAsA has a track record for adopting other NAA rules, ADs etc and then Aus [email protected]#ting them. Changing out Carmody won't change that.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 00:39
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Queens Birthday Honors - PSM to Carmody

Quote:
PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL (PSM)
Mr Shane Patrick CARMODY, Yarralumla ACT 2600
For outstanding public service to modernising air safety regulations and drone pilot
licencing.
Mr Shane Carmody's 30 year public service career has encompassed senior business
management, policy and regulatory roles in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and
the departments of Defence, Finance, Veterans' Affairs, and Infrastructure.

He has directly contributed to air safety, revitalising CASA as a safety regulator. He has
significantly improved the Authority's performance and ability to respond to rapid technological
changes and support the economic challenges currently facing the airline industry.

Under his guidance and leadership, he has driven CASA to deliver significant reforms for the
aviation industry, starting with the completion of a long standing project to modernise air
safety regulations. This has led to rebuilding of industry confidence in the regulator. He has
championed the digitisation of services including the quick processing of Remote Pilot
Licences which, during the 2019-20 bushfires, directly enabled drone pilots to be trained,
licenced and operational on a fire front within days.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 01:28
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Originally Posted by Allan L View Post
Quote:
PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL (PSM)
Mr Shane Patrick CARMODY, Yarralumla ACT 2600
For outstanding public service to modernising air safety regulations and drone pilot
licencing.
Mr Shane Carmody's 30 year public service career has encompassed senior business
management, policy and regulatory roles in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and
the departments of Defence, Finance, Veterans' Affairs, and Infrastructure.

He has directly contributed to air safety, revitalising CASA as a safety regulator. He has
significantly improved the Authority's performance and ability to respond to rapid technological
changes and support the economic challenges currently facing the airline industry.

Under his guidance and leadership, he has driven CASA to deliver significant reforms for the
aviation industry, starting with the completion of a long standing project to modernise air
safety regulations. This has led to rebuilding of industry confidence in the regulator. He has
championed the digitisation of services including the quick processing of Remote Pilot
Licences which, during the 2019-20 bushfires, directly enabled drone pilots to be trained,
licenced and operational on a fire front within days.
What a load of f..king sh.t. A disgrace.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 01:49
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I always thought the honours list was for outstanding contribution to our life and society, going above and beyond the norm, not just for doing your f###ing job.

And that's aimed at more than one in the list this year.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 06:23
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I always thought the honours list was for outstanding contribution to our life and society
More often it is about your outstanding contribution to which ever political party is in power, or for making the minister look good.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 06:26
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Originally Posted by compressor stall View Post
I always thought the honours list was for outstanding contribution to our life and society, going above and beyond the norm, not just for doing your f###ing job.

And that's aimed at more than one in the list this year.
They reward 30 and 40 year career bureaucrats, lazy good for nothing incompetents who have never had the balls to work in a real job, who have presided over one screwup after another, with medals and certificates. Itís a sham, itís arrogant and itís amoral. Pathetic Governments continually rewarding and elevating these pathetic assholes does nothing for the real industry, and these morons contribute nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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Old 14th Jun 2021, 07:13
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What a load of f..king sh.t. A disgrace.
Put it in the same category as the gong awarded to a former CEO of the second largest airline who ran it into the ground to the point where it went into administration - he got his for 'services to aviation'. Also a bloody joke.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 07:15
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
More often it is about your outstanding contribution to which ever political party is in power, or for making the minister look good.
I agree - just watched an old Yes Minister episode the other day where Humphrey was not keen at all to attend a meeting with Hacker, to which Hacker commented "KBE" eliciting an immediate recitation of all the reasons why Humphy should attend.... LOL
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 07:19
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
They reward 30 and 40 year career bureaucrats, lazy good for nothing incompetents who have never had the balls to work in a real job, who have presided over one screwup after another, with medals and certificates. It’s a sham, it’s arrogant and it’s amoral. Pathetic Governments continually rewarding and elevating these pathetic assholes does nothing for the real industry, and these morons contribute nothing. Absolutely nothing.
There used to be some people in the public service who had experience and knew what they were doing in the context of their area of administrative expertise (I would cite one John Menadue who admittedly had a combination of private sector and public sector experience), but they are all long gone, made redundant so successive LNP governments could effectively privatise everything via 'consultants' which are usually the low-altitude flyers from the former PS ranks. This is why despite millions of dollars, the NBN is garbage, the vaccine roll out is a disgrace, they couldn't roll out a yoga mat and things like the disastrous 2016 census occur - some of these things the country used to be good at but no longer. Those who remained in many respects and prospered were those who clung on because they knew they couldn't get jobs elsewhere.

Not that it's the sort of thing they would do but can you imagine if the government of today tried to launch something like Medicare....... half the cards wouldn't work, the system would crash, Doctors wouldn't have advanced information about how it worked and they'd institute a robodebt scam to try and bully people who'd paid their bills out of money they don't owe.
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