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New funding for CASA passes

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 24, 2010
Increased CASA funding has been legislated. (Paul Sadler)

Parliament has passed legislation which will increase the excise on aviation fuel which will increase funding to CASA.

The rise in excise to 3.556 cents per litre will provide an additional $89.9 million annually to CASA. The government says that this will allow it to employ an additional 97 safety specialists, safety analysts and airworthiness inspectors to increase its surveillance of operators, provide for a permanent random drug and alcohol testing regime, and boost the resources of the Office of Airspace Regulation.

“Our large additional investment in CASA’s highly professional workforce builds on the reforms we’ve made to the organisation’s governance arrangements with the appointment of a small board of experts to oversee its strategic direction,” said Transport Minister Anthony Albanese.

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Albanese had previously attacked the Opposition for its decision to refer the legislation to a Senate committee when it had already been approved by two bipartisan Senate committees.

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New funding for CASA passes

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 24, 2010
Increased CASA funding has been legislated. (Paul Sadler)

Parliament has passed legislation which will increase the excise on aviation fuel which will increase funding to CASA.

The rise in excise to 3.556 cents per litre will provide an additional $89.9 million annually to CASA. The government says that this will allow it to employ an additional 97 safety specialists, safety analysts and airworthiness inspectors to increase its surveillance of operators, provide for a permanent random drug and alcohol testing regime, and boost the resources of the Office of Airspace Regulation.

“Our large additional investment in CASA’s highly professional workforce builds on the reforms we’ve made to the organisation’s governance arrangements with the appointment of a small board of experts to oversee its strategic direction,” said Transport Minister Anthony Albanese.

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Albanese had previously attacked the Opposition for its decision to refer the legislation to a Senate committee when it had already been approved by two bipartisan Senate committees.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

New funding for CASA passes

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 24, 2010
Increased CASA funding has been legislated. (Paul Sadler)

Parliament has passed legislation which will increase the excise on aviation fuel which will increase funding to CASA.

The rise in excise to 3.556 cents per litre will provide an additional $89.9 million annually to CASA. The government says that this will allow it to employ an additional 97 safety specialists, safety analysts and airworthiness inspectors to increase its surveillance of operators, provide for a permanent random drug and alcohol testing regime, and boost the resources of the Office of Airspace Regulation.

“Our large additional investment in CASA’s highly professional workforce builds on the reforms we’ve made to the organisation’s governance arrangements with the appointment of a small board of experts to oversee its strategic direction,” said Transport Minister Anthony Albanese.

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Albanese had previously attacked the Opposition for its decision to refer the legislation to a Senate committee when it had already been approved by two bipartisan Senate committees.

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