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Frank Arouet 16th Jun 2010 05:39

Albanese to introduce a new AVGAS TAX
 
Just heard from question time in The House Of representatives, Albanese justifies a proposed .285c to .324c increase in Avgas excise to fund CASA.

Cites GA is growing?
PVT aircraft ownership is growing?
Helicopter operations are growing?

As an aside he said "GA represents a "huge" risk to aviation safety/ security.

Can we read that as GA is to future fund CASA and not the bums on seats of Kero burning RPT?

Has anybody asked what planet this "Minister" comes from?

It's just another nail in the coffin.

IDIOTS.:mad:

Ex FSO GRIFFO 16th Jun 2010 06:03

We used to pay a levy on Avgas - can't recall the actual figure.

We were informed at the time that it was used to fund Flight Service.

The removal of same fuel levy (tax) was a BIG point in spruiking the removal of F.S.

I feel Mr Albanese cannot have it both ways - the ASA en route charges (read 'indirect' taxes) already return a healthy profit to the Govt......

So why then does he feel the need to re-introduce that tax which was a pivotal point in the removal of services..??

One can only 'HOPE' that he is about to re-introduce some (any) services to GA..?? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Mr.Buzzy 16th Jun 2010 06:31

Does this band of cretins know no bounds?

How much longer before we can not vote for Rudd?

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Checklist Charlie 16th Jun 2010 06:51

On matters aviation, Albanese can best be described as an inadequate mental midget.

Imagine if you will what I would have said had I honestly spoken my mind.

CC:eek:

The Chaser 16th Jun 2010 07:17

I donít disagree with the thrust of your concerns frank, but just so people are clear on the actual change i.e. an increase of less than 1c per litre.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

This will result in the aviation fuel excise rate increasing from 2.854 cents per litre to 3.556 cents per litre, an increase of 0.702 cents per litre.

Within this funding strategy, additional revenue of $89.9m is forecast to be generated by the increase in the aviation fuel excise rate over the budget and three forward estimate years, based upon projected volumes of collection. CASA will use this additional revenue to fund 97 permanent positions for safety specialists, safety analysts and airworthiness inspectors and other staff, allowing CASA to expand its surveillance activities and fulfil its increasingly complex regulatory responsibilities
Amongst other things:-

the Office of Airspace Regulation. This funding replaces the existing cost recovery arrangement with AirServices Australia, due to expire under the existing agreement on 30 June 2010.
Are AsA are going to reduce fees in line with not funding OAR from 30 June?

The other interesting part of this is that premumably GA in controlled airspace have been funding CASA OAR, this change means all GA including Avgas burning RAAus will now pay for it? Fair or not?

Trojan1981 16th Jun 2010 07:40


As an aside he said "GA represents a "huge" risk to aviation safety/ security
I dare say the next election represents a huge risk to Albanese's future job security...:cool:

Hugh Jarse 16th Jun 2010 07:41


How much longer before we can not vote for Rudd?
There's a new catchphrase going 'round, bzzbzzzzzzbzzz:

Kevin 07 - gone by 11.

:8:E:}:E:8

I can't think of anything that rhymes with Albanese, except "I'm a sleazy".

Jabawocky 16th Jun 2010 07:53

And most RAAus machines use Mogas where they can.........

Jarse...... Hope you are right :ok:

Andy_RR 16th Jun 2010 07:53

Why would the politicians believe that the Regulated would be willing to pay for more regulation?

The Regulated don't benefit from being regulated - it's the population at large, who should, by and large, pay!

User pays is meaningless in this context.

rmcdonal 16th Jun 2010 07:54

Albanese office is around the corner from my place, I have brick I can put through his window if everyone would care to sign it. :E

Ex FSO GRIFFO 16th Jun 2010 08:03

Thanks for the 'offer' Mac., But, just vote 'NO' at the next election.......

Calathumpians, Greens, anyone but these 'not-so-intelligent-persons'......:yuk::yuk:

Stationair8 16th Jun 2010 08:06

Probably the General Aviation Resources Tax, so that all those wealthy GA capitalists and aircraft owners pay fairly for using good Australian air to fly around.


Nothing like the union thugs, communists and do gooders in the ALP once again setting into destroy general aviation in Australia!!!!

Flying Binghi 16th Jun 2010 08:43


Where are all the effwits who were on here celebrating when Labor came to power just a couple of years ago?
ouch, go easy, anybody can make a mistake....:ouch:


.... though, ...them ASIC's.......:hmm:




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Sumdumguy 16th Jun 2010 08:57

I voted for Labor in the last election, so I guess that makes me an effwit. So what's your point mate? What did you want to ask me?

ZEEBEE 16th Jun 2010 09:10


On matters aviation, Albanese can best be described as an inadequate mental midget.
Checklist

I've always thought that it was on all matters actually.

However, I don't believe that this is his idea (partly because he doesn't strike me as one who is troubled with ideas too often). No, I suspect that the passing of the ETS has opened up a great big hole which they're now desperately trying to fill.
And aircraft owner/operators are always easy targets aren't they ?
Joe public isn't going to shed too many tears if there are less of us around.

WangFunk 16th Jun 2010 09:32

Yes Albanese..
 
Thanks for your life saving jump seat policy too...Your a life and community saver!!:yuk:

sprocket check 16th Jun 2010 09:35

CASA already employs over 3000 people. There are less than 60,000 people employed in aviation in Australia (Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics). That is 1 to 20 ratio of overseers to employees. Bear in mind that many of those 60,000 CASA have absolutely no interest in as they are in roles outside their immediate oversight.

It is a gross waste of public resources.

Aviation needs a champion in the Government, more than one in fact.

my 2c

hardNfast 16th Jun 2010 09:46


CASA will use this additional revenue to fund 97 permanent positions for safety specialists, safety analysts and airworthiness inspectors and other staff, allowing CASA to expand its surveillance activities and fulfil its increasingly complex regulatory responsibilities
Kind of useless if GA business' start going out of business!

I might apply. Easiest job ever. Doing surveillance on nothing:ok:

PA39 16th Jun 2010 10:11

Desperate people do desperate things. This Govt is sending the Australian economy into a spiral dive. They will grab at anything which offers sure funding.......avgas is only one.

Lets hope the election is called before all this happens.

Flying Binghi 16th Jun 2010 10:13


he said "GA represents a "huge" risk to aviation safety/ security.
Wonder what that's about ?



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