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Glen Buckley and Australian small business -V- CASA

Old 13th Sep 2019, 03:04
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The Legal review

Whilst the crowd funding has slowed somewhat, I am confident the target can be achieved.

The crowd funding page was designed by a past employee and student, and activated by a work colleague. I have only spoken on here about my issues, and not more widely. As i stated in an earlier post, I feel this forum is suitably discrete,aimed at industry stakeholders, and mentors that continue to provide support and well intentioned advice. I am convinced that Pprune is the most appropriate forum, and this will be my location until i am shuffled along.

Amongst the many offers of assistance through well intentioned contacts is a significant social media campaign. I have avoided this because of potential repercussions on my family. I have discussed this at length, and we are absolutely united, as we have been throughout, and that will be my next step. My hope is that should re-energise the campaign, and i will start that this weekend (time permitting).

Regarding the legal firm.

As I discussed in previous posts, two respected persons facilitated an initial consultation only, with a substantive law firm. This opportunity would never have been available to me, had I approached this firm directly. They are large, highly respected, and feedback from people suggests, I have been blessed with the opportunity. I see raised eyebrows when I mention the name.

However, they are not aviation experts, although have access to those resources.

It could be that the assessment is made by an aviation lawyer with an established reputation in the industry. A strong level of industry knowledge will allow the lawyer to get to the significant matters in more cost effective timeframes. They will potentially have a grasp of what is actually important. An aviation lawyer will more easily be able to distinguish between the important issues and my emotive and potentially skewed view.

I did have an opportunity to have a phone conversation with a respected industry lawyer, and admittedly that name has popped up again and again. I am considering contacting him to have a discussion and assess availability.

I get many offers of how can I help? The answer, spread the word, help me to get to my $50,000 to fund the review

I am simply seeking the opportunity for someone not on the CASA payroll to make an independent assessment as to whether CASAs conduct has been lawful.

If anybody has any recommendations of an aviation lawyer please email me [email protected]

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Who makes decisions in CASA?

My claim against CASA is primarily my claim, and hopefully something good for both CASA and industry can come from it. One thing I hope results, is a review of, "who actually makes decisions?"

In the case of my business, consider this. I built it over years with CASA personnel. Those personnel were predominantly from a flight training background. Their input over those many years was knowledgeable, professional, and well intentioned.

You may recall, I was notified by CASA of a change of my CASA oversighting team from CMT 2 to CMT 3. You may recall I had concerns about a person on that new team, and I sent two written requests to the CASA Regional Manager seeking a one on one ON THE RECORD meeting with the Regional Manager. That meeting proceeded. My concerns were brushed aside, and I was moved under CMT 3.

The members of the new CMT team, CMT 3 (containing the CASA employee I had raised concerns about) then begun their relentless reversal of policy application and initiated restrictions on my ability to trade.

Interestingly, all of the people that decided to work so tenaciously to bring APTA down, none of them had any flying training expertise. Their is no doubt that they were respected subject matter experts in their respective fields i.e. cabin crew training, aircraft maintenance, navigators etc.

Mr Crawford, being the senior executive in CASA responsible for CASAs chosen course of action must have drawn on someone from within the organisation that was a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Flying Training, Part 61, Part 141 and Part 142.

Which person in CASA would be the CASA SME that Mr Crawford drew on for guidance. Perhaps their wasn't one. Perhaps emotion overtook good governance.
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defammation

Let me be very clear that I have the utmost respect for our legal system.

I have been through it on a number of times, and at times against big Companies such as BDO (large financial firm) and Toyota.

I have made decisions to terminate two staff, and found myself in Fairwork backing my decision making on both occasions.(those two individual's were two of the best "instructors" that ever worked at MFT. My decision was on other factors).

There are never any winners, only losers.
There is only a bigger loser and a smaller loser.

I have never been the big loser, but I have been a loser.

My perspective is simple. Be well intentioned and tell the truth. It doesn't need a lawyer. If one party wont abide by those two simple rules, only then do you need a lawyer. I've never used a lawyer because I tell the truth, and I am well intentioned.

If someone elected to take action aginst me on the basis of something I have said, I would fully respect that process, and in fact that would be the fair process. I wouldn't even take any offence. I have an opinion that I believe to be fact. The other party has an opinion that they sincerely believe to be fact.

An indetermination is in fact the ONLY way to work out who is right and wrong.

I would vigorously defend my claims. I believe I have strong supporting evidence. I believe they are truthful, and in the public interest. They are against workplace conduct only, and each of those persons may well be an exceptional person outside of their engagement with me.

Also. My last 10 months has been stressful. Too stressful. I do not want to bring any mental anguish to anyone, I really don't. If ever I wrote something that really bought harm to anyone, I would hope they would text me on 0418772013, and I would establish contact and respectfully consider that request to stop. I am mindful that people have children, families etc

My hope is that you are each "up for the challenge". It is only my opinion but we continue to move towards a situation where all perspectives will be presented.

Bring it on I say!!!



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A by election in the seat of Chisholm?

Is this too crazy?

There can be no doubt that soon Ms Gladys Liu the current Member for the electorate of Chisholm will be forced to step down. Does that force a by-election?

I am a 54 year resident of that very electorate, and have a genuine interest in that area. I had lived in the very same street for 53 years until my current CASA woes forced the sale of the family home. I remain connected to the area, and moved only hundreds of metres away from my old house.

I had actually considered running as an independent at the last election, and actually received overwhelming support. We had two overseas born candidates with ties back to overseas. In my own situation, APTA was actually formed to protect the Australian sector of the flight industry from foreign ownership. You understand my difficulty in approaching my local member after the election. I sat quietly on the issue, but it has arisen as an issue in the media.

Somewhat embarrassingly, I already have a set of policies written up. I will be doing my best to update them over the weekend, and I may even publish them on here for feedback. They were broader than just good Governance issues. I had 10 policies across a range of issues. Super embarrassingly I was going to call it the "Common Sense Party", but as an Independent you cant have a Party name.

The thing that stopped me last election was that I had to renounce my British Citizenship. I may just initiate that process this weekend. It is a lengthy process, so best I get going.

Could it be that the Aviation industry could give me support running as an independent in the seat of Chisholm, and actually effect some change?

I couldn't be so lucky could I?
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I found it! Here was my intro

My name is Glen Buckley, very happily married for over 20 years, with three young adult children.

I was born in Essex Road Mount Waverley, bought my own home Essex Road in Mount Waverley, and lived in the same street in Mount Waverley in Chisholm for my entire 53 years. Im a small business owner operating a flying school at Moorabbin Airport for the last 13 years, and have worked professionally as a Pilot/Flying Instructor for the last 25 years.

My working years provided opportunities travelling and living in many parts of the world, with opportunities to work in England, Japan and the Fiji islands. Throughout those periods my "home" was Essex Road, where my parents continued to live until very recently.

I appreciate that this document is lengthy, but your decision on election day is important.

I am a self funded independent candidate, presenting myself to you on a limited budget.

Chisholm needs somebody representing their interests, and neither a Labor or Liberal Member will achieve that.

I am presenting myself to the electorate of Chisholm. As part of your decision making process, see what these candidates stand for. I donít pass judgement, because I donít know what they stand for, and I couldnít find out. I knew only that they represented each of the major Parties.

I will be standing as an Independent Candidate against

Gladys Liu Liberal
Jennifer Yang Labour

I appreciate that my task is significant, and that you will receive lots of literature over coming weeks calling on your support. I encourage you to consider me amongst your options on election day. I appreciate you may be time poor, but I encourage you to read what I stand for

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Policy One of Ten.

My nickname/slogan was going to be "Glen with Ten". I had only 10 policies.

Policy One- I will actually represent my electorate

The other candidates being presented have allegiances to the major political parties. My allegiance is to the people of Chisholm. I will present my 10 policies that I will work relentlessly to have introduced.

I will not be beholden to influencers, lobbyists, wealthy donors or the like.

I will represent the interests of the people of my electorate.

I have lived here for 54 of my 54 years.

On matters outside of my 10 Key Points, I will represent the view of the electorate of Chisholm, and vote in accordance with the electorates preferences, which I will actively seek.
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I'll hand out pamphlets for you Glen.
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Policy Two

Wow, this is making me reflect, I had being playing around with this for years, and its very nostalgic looking back on it. I haven't really proof read it, and might need the numbers fact checked by the ABC.

Policy Two- Promoting the importance of Australian Made

Each of us as an Australian consumer has immense powere to influence the health of the Australian economy.

If each of Australias 10,000,000 households were to divert $50 per week of household spending away from foreign products to Australian Made products, we would be diverting a staggering $26,000,000,000 back into the Australian manufacturing sector per annum.

Assuming that approximately 1/3 of Company revenue is returned as wages and salaries, that would generate approximately 100,000 new jobs on salary of $85,000 per annum.

Many of Australias current 500,000 unemployed would be appreciative of our combined efforts.

Consider this, there are 25 million people living in Australia, and we cant even buy an Australian made pair of undies, socks, or a motor car.

Of course we can blame Government policy, and there is no doubt that is a major contributor, however, the opportunity to remedy the situation sits with us, as consumers.

To achieve this, requires the Government to provide funding to significantly increase awareness of Australian Made and Grown products.

Government Departments would obligated to purchase Australian Made and Grown products in all cases where there is less than a 10% price differential berween an Australian Made product and a foreign owned product.

The criteria for deciding the use of the Australian logo is industry specific and determined by Industry i.e. Its easier to get 100% of Apples from Australia, than it is a silk textile.

Each Industry body in conjunction with the respective unions would detemine and publish the criteria for their specific industry, as to what can carry the Australian Made Logo.

The intent would be to encourage purchase of the product determined to have the most, Australian content, and most in the national interest.

Their would be national laws mandating Australian Made products to label products prominently with Australian Made labelling.
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Policy Three

I knocked this one off from aproposal in NZ at the time from memory.

Policy Three- Property.If a purchaser is not an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident then that person has limited access to purchasing in the Australian Property Market.

Overseas purchasers are limited to purchasing apartments in large developments of over 5 storeys height. They are prevented from purchasing existing free standing homes.Bill Shorten talks about the ďinvestor with 7 negatively geared propertiesĒ, and I concur with his sentiments.

However, the majority of investors donít have 7 properties, and its a ridiculous angle to be pushing.

My view is that their should be no changes to negative gearing for an investors, first investment property, and that any changes should only apply to the second and subsequent investment properties.

We should be encouraging more rental properties onto the market, not less, as that is how we can best support people restricted to the rental market. A shortage of available rental properties, will only drive rental prices up. By the way, I donít have an investment property.

Footnote 13/09/19 or a first home anymore
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Originally Posted by glenb

I have lived here for 54 of my 54 years.
My early years were spent travelling and living in many parts of the world, with opportunities to work in England, Japan and the Fiji islands.

The electorate wonít like any inconsistencies in the material you provide them.
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Policy Four- Immigration

On immigration matters it becomes a consideration of quality versus quantity.

The intention is not to reduce spending on areas of immigration but to achieve a better result, but for fewer people.

I am of the opinion that smaller numbers with more funding allocated per individual, will lead to a more successful immigration program.

Critical to the success of any immigration program, is that those immigrants feel safe, included and respected. Importantly they should be free from influence of foreign governments and protected by the Australian Government.

I am very strongly of the opinion that the Australian Government should be diligently protecting its population from foreign influence. Already we see far too much foreign influence over decision making in this country.

A prerequisite for entry to Australia is a pass in Year 11 English OR Australian History.

This may seem extreme, however consider this. Each of these subjects has approximately 100 hours classroom time allocated for a VCE student, so this could be comfortably completed in approximately 8 weeks.

The Australian History subject could potentially be taught in that persons language, as the intent is not to check English but rather to assure a level of understanding of our diverse and multicultural background, and appreciate Australias path to nationhood.

A successful immigration policy requires jobs to ensure integration onto society. Businesses with payroll in excess of $650,000 p.a. currently pay 5% payroll tax.

A Company of 50 employees at an average salary of $70,000 would have an annual payroll tax of about $140,000 ( effectively the salary for two jobs).

Companies have the option to pay payroll tax, or alternatively not pay payroll tax, but they must participate in employment through an “assisted immigration employment scheme”.

This costs the taxpayer nothing, creates jobs in Companies at no additional expense, and helps create a successful Immigration program
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Policy Five- Gambling

Policy Five- Gambling

We need to recognise that there are people that cannot gamble responsibly and this impacts on them, their families and their workplaces.

Let me be clear, I don’t gamble and never have, but many of the people around me do, and they do so responsibly.

I want only two changes.

Almost every young adult has a betting account now. If the holder of an online betting account is under the age of 21, their online account MUST display their “overall position”, rather than a history of transactions only.

For example if the person has put $500 into their account, but during the same period had lost $600, the display would have to clearly indicate an overall loss of $100 since that account was opened.

Many 18 to 21 year olds still maintain a relationship with their parents where that information would be useful in a family discussion related to gambling, and may assist with an early intervention. It will also provide a realistic overview to the account holder, rather than a frequently misguided perspective.

Advertising of gambling would be restricted to TV programs where ĺ of the audience is deemed to be an adult audience.
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Not boring you with the rest sttraight tio the all important policy eight that i had

Policy eight- Government Department Accountability

Develop procedures to ensure Government Departments operates to procedures that meet the criteria of SIMPLE, ACCOUNTABLE, and EFFECTIVE (S.A.E).

That will be come the guiding principle of all Government Departments, that operate under the Australian Coat of Arms.

Government Departments that operate under the Australian Coat of Arms will have the highest expectations placed on them, and the Executive held highly accountable.

Where a Government Department operates with a Board, that Board will have high expectations placed on it.

Government Departments will be held strictly to account against the PGPA Act 2013. This document is the Public Governance, Performance, and Accountability Act 2013 which places strict controls on how public funding is used and the manner in which personnel employed by Government conduct themselves.

Too many Government departments operate with blatant disregard of this act.

From my own industry experience, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is one notable example, although I have no doubt, the waste of taxpayer funds and lack of accountability extends to other Government Departments.

Government bodies that are implementing change must prepare a comprehensive Regulation Impact Statement to clearly outline the anticipated effects on business and the community.

Those Government Departments can be held accountable to the community against deficiencies in that Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
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Sorry policy six. The last. Important to the family this one. Anyway, i digress off t

Policy Six- Animal Welfare (I have a family obsessed with animal welfare, so wasn’t going to get away without this one.

Encouraging greater awareness of responsible pet ownership. Introduction of a voluntary, 3 hour, on line pet awareness course.

This single course and associated quizz is administered on site at approved animal welfare charities, and local councils, and has a modest charge attached that generates revenue for the respective charities.

The exam will cover topics such as
o Expected annual costs of pet ownership.
o Importance of Animal health i.e. exercise, diet
o Simple diagnosis of pet health.
o Being a good neighbour.
o Examples of costs associated with common vet visits i.e. vaccinations, ingested something, hit by a car etc.
o Pet health insurance options.
o What to do, when your pet “doesn’t work out. Ie. responsible options.

Although not mandated the certificate generated could be used in conjunction with retailers or veterinary chains to obtain discounts, and could be used by responsible pet shops as a prerequisite for the purchase of a pet.

Sorry folks, will get vey much back on topic, and it might just be that the existing independents working with the ALP cant bring about a by election in the seat of Chisholm.
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An added 11th policy

The first thing I would be calling for is a $30 million dollar allocation for a Royal Commission or Judicial Inquiry into CASA.

Apart from preventing another $400 Million dollar taxpayer funded abject failure, as we saw in Part 61/141/142, it might just go some way to cleaning up CASA, and letting Australian Owned business thrive safely.

From my own personal experience, CASA damages businesses and degrades safety in Australia. I am convinced of it, and especially when referring to the "GA" sector.
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Originally Posted by glenb
Is this too crazy?
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Yes.
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For post length, again, yes.
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Originally Posted by glenb
Policy Four- Immigration

On immigration matters it becomes a consideration of quality versus quantity.

The intention is not to reduce spending on areas of immigration but to achieve a better result, but for fewer people.

I am of the opinion that smaller numbers with more funding allocated per individual, will lead to a more successful immigration program.

Critical to the success of any immigration program, is that those immigrants feel safe, included and respected. Importantly they should be free from influence of foreign governments and protected by the Australian Government.

I am very strongly of the opinion that the Australian Government should be diligently protecting its population from foreign influence. Already we see far too much foreign influence over decision making in this country.

A prerequisite for entry to Australia is a pass in Year 11 English OR Australian History.

This may seem extreme, however consider this. Each of these subjects has approximately 100 hours classroom time allocated for a VCE student, so this could be comfortably completed in approximately 8 weeks.

The Australian History subject could potentially be taught in that persons language, as the intent is not to check English but rather to assure a level of understanding of our diverse and multicultural background, and appreciate Australias path to nationhood.

A successful immigration policy requires jobs to ensure integration onto society. Businesses with payroll in excess of $650,000 p.a. currently pay 5% payroll tax.

A Company of 50 employees at an average salary of $70,000 would have an annual payroll tax of about $140,000 ( effectively the salary for two jobs).

Companies have the option to pay payroll tax, or alternatively not pay payroll tax, but they must participate in employment through an ďassisted immigration employment schemeĒ.

This costs the taxpayer nothing, creates jobs in Companies at no additional expense, and helps create a successful Immigration program
I have substantial knowledge in this area.

Current policy is that it is fine for families to be forced to be separated including children for extended periods of time (2 years is not uncommon) and pay tens of thousands of $'s for that privilege.

All with zero contact or update of progress on the application. This has destroyed many relationships and families.
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I’d suggest staying on topic before you start to loose followers. I understand what you are trying to show re the gubment however it is taking focus from your cause.

Just my opinion and tell me to PO if ya like.

Find that industry lawyer!!!
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You are correct. I do get a bit swept up admittedly, back on topic here on in, will save that one for the next chapter in my life perhaps, and stay focussed on achieving the best outcomes.

Cheers. Glen.
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Gosh. Given the High Court challenge to Ms Liuís election, this could get interesting. And you are considering being a candidate in Chisholm, Glen?

You might want to get some proper legal advice about political donations, Glen, if youíre going to use crowd funding to pursue political aspirations.
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