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Glen Buckley and Australian small business -V- CASA

Old 4th Mar 2020, 22:34
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Crawford, Aleck and Martin

There can be no doubt that there is a dangerous trio in substantial roles within CASA.

Aleck, Crawford and Martin. Having met them all, there is no doubt in my mind. This is the same trio whose conduct lead to a 4 Corners investigative story on CASA. It was a story about a gentleman called Bruce Rhoades who had the same experience with this trio that I have had. Tragically he died before he could hold them to account.

It involves acting with bad intention, breaches of administrative law, fabrication of facts and evidence. They decide the outcome that they want and then reverse engineer the outcome that they desire. They impact on business, compromise safety, and show a flagrant disregard for Administrative law, natural justice, procedural fairness, ethics, the Ministers Statement of Expectations, the PGPA act and CASAs regulatory philosophy. They have no hesitation in utilising a million dollars of CASA funding to achieve their outcome.

None of their actions are justified on aviation safety, and in fact they have never tried to justify their conduct on aviation safety. Unfortunately, they act with I impunity because they have a Chairperson of the Board who is way out of his depth, and has no moral compass himself. He gets away with it because we have a Deputy Prime Minister responsible for CASA who is impotent and ineffective, and has no spine.

There is no doubt that CASA action is based on comments I have made publicly, and in fact those are the very words that McHeyzer used when he directed my employer to terminate my employment, and the goose did it in writing. Unfortunately he’s a bit of an amateur, but under the mentoring of Crawford, Aleck and Martin, I’m sure he has a lot of potential.

My mistake was to put my name to my comments, I predicted that the new legislative program was hopelessly mismanaged and would destroy rural aviation as it has, I predicted it would waste half a billion dollars of taxpayers money with no safety benefit, as it has, I predicted that the regulatory program would decimate the Australian owned sector of the industry and facilitate massive foreign owned penetration, as it has, and I told them they had failed to achieve clear and concise aviation safety standards as is required of them by the Act, which cannot be denied.

I underestimated their lack of ethics, and that was my mistake. I thought I could depend on my local member Gladys Liu, but her foot is firmly in the camp of Chinese interests, as has been shown. She ignores repeated requests for a meeting.

As I have stated before I have lost everything over this and at 3pm today I meet with Uniting Care to arrange crisis accommodation for my family. There is absolutely no proportionality in the actions of these people. It cannot be justified. At 55 years of age they have destroyed any chance of me and my wife being independent in retirement.

I have little hope of ethics prevailing, will continue to pursue a legal option, but I will definitely work tirelessly to exposing their conduct. Good personnel continue to leave the organisation because of the corporate culture that current leadership in the organisation facilitates. A fish rots from the head first. Hopefully a change of government or a change of National Party leadership may turn CASA around, but I fear by then our GA industry will be destroyed.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 04:43
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I’m speechless. All I can do is offer my sympathy.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 05:19
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Glen, please stay safe and strong mate.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:14
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Glen love to you and your family, have a great day!

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Lead Balloon and Para 377 - I agree the AD(JR) Act requires the decision in question to be made under a relevant enactment or regulations but a decision is broadly defined and includes various types of conduct and actions involving unfairness or errors of law with which a person is aggrieved. Clearly, Glen had some authorisation or approval from CASA in running his business or was seeking a continuation of same.This or these were stopped by the action of an authorised officer or delegate. Such approvals would stem directly or indirectly from legislation.

It is often useful to have the information contained in a statement of reasons if considering an application later to the Federal Court under any of the grounds contained in sections 5 and 6. Let CASA decide whether it can refuse to respond to a s 13 request.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 06:19
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Lead Balloon and Rojam

Thankyou. I am developing something now, should have ready to post tomorrow morning, that should fit in perfectly. Very grateful. Thankyou.

Basically, CASA made me attend to over 600 points that i attended to. Each of those was assessed by CASA personnel, and approved and audited. Then after 18 months and without warning they completely reversed their "opinion", and placed restrictions on the business. There was no documentation issued that i could appeal. Much more, but please standby and i will get on to it ASAP. Your feedback is appreciated. Keen to drop this right in the lap of Aleck and Crawford and watch them squirm and lie as they try to cover their arses. I will be copying Minister Mc Cormack in and awaiting his response.

Still awaiting the Ombudsmans investigation (expected shortly) about Mc Heyzers direction that my position was untenable with my employer based on the comments i was making publicly, and preparing a submission for the Senate inquiry, and finishing touches almost done on my website to run as an independent against Gladys Liu in Australias most marginal seat.

Pumped! Pissed off and ready to go down swinging. Also got media following now.

Hopefully this leads to Martin, Crawford, Aleck and Mc Heyzer being fully exposed, so no-one in industry ever has to endure these criminals again. Their families must be very proud of their good work contributing to aviation safety and encouraging Australian owned businesses. They must have each been bullied at school i suggest
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Glenn, the issue regarding people in CASA approving things and then reversing their decisions at any given stage is nothing new. The idiots often have one ‘team’ who have oversight of an AOC/COA operator. They work with them so to speak, do approvals, sign off (so to speak) on company manuals and processes, and then - a different CASA ‘team’ will do the annual audit on that operator and pick their manuals/processes to pieces, issue non-conformances etc. if you say ‘hey, those dickheads in Brisbane signed off on this and gave approval’ the Sydney audit team will say; ‘oh well, stiff ****, our opinion is that you are non-conforming, so here is a NCN, or worse!!

Had it happen many many times. No consistency, no standards, just some assholes personal opinion and ‘interpretation’ of the rules. You can’t win.


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Para 377,
Oh! music to my ears!
Years ago I was CP for an operator. Moved the main base Interstate. After Qld got involved there was nothing but issue after issue with no explanation. Check flight with unqualified CASA FOI's with no knowledge of FMS operation.
One day said examiner approached me on the tarmac and said I can solve all your problems (we had none other than CASA) just give me a job, and I will sort everything out. By the time the already approved Ops manual was reviewed by Queensland the page numbering had almost doubled. The manual became unworkable, complex,
I would love to name the six idiots from CASA involved; I just don't know where I stand legally.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 21:33
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What you have just described, if true, is a textbook case of official corruption. If we had a Federal anti corruption authority with teeth, you could have gone to them.
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Petropavlovsk I have seen similar, senior regulatory wallah in the late 80's early 90's wrote the "preferred acceptable person" job description for senior flying/administrative position at a then planned large flying college.
You wont be surprised that he was the only person that 'fitted' that description and surprise, surprise, he got the job!

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Old 8th Mar 2020, 22:45
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Is there any record of the CASA. staff who have moved to the industry?
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 23:30
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Originally Posted by Sunfish
Is there any record of the CASA. staff who have moved to the industry?
They go back and forward all the time.

The general rule of thumb is an FOI will move to a company after they have just approved adding a bunch of functions and types to an AOC, and then move back to CASA right before the company shuts down or the base they were at goes defunct and they don’t want to commute.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 01:02
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Carmody leaving CASA

Please, please tell me this is true. I heard that Mr Carmody may be departing CASA. No doubt his friends in the liberal party will drop him in some other department to wreak havoc and destruction. Could this be an opportunity for the Government to initiate change, and clean CASA up. Its probably too late, but if Carmody (the protector of poor governance) leaves, hopefully that leaves the likes of Aleck, Martin and Crawford somewhat exposed. Fingers crossed that what i hear on the grapevine is true. I pity the stakeholders in his next position,but at least his gone from aviation. Unfortunately too late for the GA industry, but good riddance i say.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 02:11
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Could it really be?

Surely not? 31 years in the public service and only 3 years into a 5 year contract at CASA, he has decided to walk away from his $500,000 per annum Government gravy train? It will be interesting to see if this happens. His mate Mike MrDak, another career bureaucrat became expendable last month after a similar amount of time at the taxpayer trough. What is interesting is that ‘Scotty from marketing’ has not been too shy about boning senior bureaucrats that bring him grief or bring the spotlight onto the Party. Mr Buckley has certainly assisted in spotlighting Mr Carmody’s Department and it’s woeful and unethical performance. Hopefully Glenn’s lawyers have really got the goods on CASA. However, if Carmody leaves that will not resolve the deeper systemic issues. The CASA require a top to bottom overhaul, a compete gutting, restructure and renaming. The starting point would not be Mr Crawford (who will eventually fall on his sword), but it needs to start with Aleck and Anastasi. Take out the pillars that hold the walls up and the rest will come crashing down.

Glen, you could, after all, be the fuse that finally lit the CASA explosion. Time will tell. To that you will be owed many a robust beer. An AOM could even be considered. Yes if it proves to be true, you will be the man who brings about the necessary changes to CASA after 32 years of misery and mismanagement.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 02:39
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Cheers Parargraph,

Im feeling pretty energised i must say. A 4PM meeting with the lawyer today again, and spent a couple of hours there yesterday. Feeling quite comfortable that CASA will end up with a bit of a bloody nose, i really am.

Also got my website up now glenwithten.com.au Ive got my hands pretty full with the legal stuff today, and after 6 months unemployment just got a job as a water meter reader. Not real glamorous but the start of rebuilding my life.

Regarding the website, its only a rough draft at the moment, and i do plan on spending every available moment of the next two years making sure i get a look in. Its probably Australias most marginal seat, with Gladys Liu as the current incumbent. Repeated calls to her over 6 months were completely ignored. She only holds it by 1000 votes, and has showed very little "good intent".

Over the weekend, i will put some work into it, and beef up the aviation component.

Once agin thanks to all. I truly got pushed into a very dark place at one stage, and really cant convey how important pprune and auntypru have been in dragging me out.

Cheers all.
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Glad you have had a few wins and good days Mate.
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Glad you’re having a few early wins Glen, keep playing the long game mate.
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Lead Balloon and Para 377 - I agree the AD(JR) Act requires the decision in question to be made under a relevant enactment or regulations but a decision is broadly defined and includes various types of conduct and actions involving unfairness or errors of law with which a person is aggrieved. Clearly, Glen had some authorisation or approval from CASA in running his business or was seeking a continuation of same.This or these were stopped by the action of an authorised officer or delegate. Such approvals would stem directly or indirectly from legislation.

It is often useful to have the information contained in a statement of reasons if considering an application later to the Federal Court under any of the grounds contained in sections 5 and 6. Let CASA decide whether it can refuse to respond to a s 13 request.
Great! What I suggest you do is send a PM to Glen with the text of the request for reasons, to which you say he is entitled, that he can ‘top and tail’ and send to CASA.

(The last time I asked for AD(JR) s 13 reasons from CASA, I received a very long letter stating why, in CASA’s view, I was not entitled to reasons. I could have spent a couple of hundreds of thousands and years proving CASA wrong, but I had better things to do with a couple of hundreds of thousands and years. Perhaps you are better placed to pursue these matters for Glen in the event he ‘draws a blank’ Rojam?)
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What a slog Glen! I'm hoping and praying you receive a fair hearing.
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Lead Balloon - glad you share my view about the applicability of the AD(JR) Act. It's a simple matter for Glen to frame his requests under s 13 - all he has to do is identify each of the decisions/actions/conduct with which he was aggrieved and which were made under enactment or regulation. His lawyer could assist if necessary (noting his gripe about the approach by a CASA staffer to a potential employer about his unsuitability.for a position does not fall within this category).
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