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Appendix B: Management and accountability statistics

Staffing

Table B.1 Employees by classification and location at 30 June 2019

Classification

Adelaide

Brisbane

Cairns

Canberra

Darwin

Melbourne

Perth

Sydney

Tamworth

Total

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aerodrome Inspector

1

3

0

0

0

2

1

2

0

9

Aviation Safety Regulator – Airworthiness Inspector

2

11

6

0

4

13

7

14

2

59

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aviation Safety Advisor

1

2

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

8

Aviation Safety Regulator – Other

3

40

1

52

1

12

5

10

0

124

Aviation Safety Regulator – Safety Systems Inspector

1

2

1

0

0

4

3

4

0

15

Certificate Management Team Leader

3

10

2

11

1

6

4

5

0

42

Flight Training Examiner

0

4

0

0

0

2

0

3

1

10

Flying Operations Inspector

5

20

7

5

1

12

6

13

2

71

National Office Manager

0

1

0

16

0

2

0

0

0

19

Other classifications

3

80

6

329

2

14

5

14

2

455

Professional Services

1

1

0

10

0

0

1

0

0

13

Senior Management

0

3

2

25

0

2

1

1

0

34

Total

20

177

25

449

10

71

34

66

7

859

Table B.2 Permanent and temporary employees by classification and gender at 30 June 2019

Classification

Female

Male

Total

Casual

Permanent

Temporary

Casual

Permanent

Temporary

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aerodrome Inspector

0

2

0

0

7

0

9

Aviation Safety Regulator – Airworthiness Inspector

0

0

0

0

59

0

59

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aviation Safety Advisor

0

2

0

0

6

0

8

Aviation Safety Regulator – Other

0

11

1

1

104

7

124

Aviation Safety Regulator – Safety Systems Inspector

0

5

0

0

10

0

15

Certificate Management Team Leader

0

4

0

0

38

0

42

Flight Training Examiner

0

1

0

0

9

0

10

Flying Operations Inspector

0

4

0

0

66

1

71

National Office Manager

0

2

0

0

17

0

19

Other classifications

7

237

25

1

166

19

455

Professional Services

2

0

0

0

10

1

13

Senior Management

0

5

2

0

25

2

34

Total

9

273

28

2

517

30

859

Table B.3 Employees by classification and age grouping at 30 June 2019

Classification

Age grouping

Total

<25

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

>64

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aerodrome Inspector

0

0

0

7

2

0

9

Aviation Safety Regulator – Airworthiness Inspector

0

0

3

22

26

8

59

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aviation Safety Advisor

0

0

1

5

2

0

8

Aviation Safety Regulator – Other

0

9

27

42

33

13

124

Aviation Safety Regulator – Safety Systems Inspector

0

0

3

4

8

0

15

Certificate Management Team Leader

0

0

4

15

22

1

42

Flight Training Examiner

0

0

0

5

4

1

10

Flying Operations Inspector

0

3

5

16

31

16

71

National Office Manager

0

0

5

8

6

0

19

Other classifications

11

90

146

141

60

7

455

Professional Services

0

0

2

6

3

2

13

Senior Management

0

0

6

16

11

1

34

Total

11

102

202

287

208

49

859

Table B.4 Workplace diversity data for employees by classification at 30 June 2019

Classification

NESBa

Indigenous

Disability

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aerodrome Inspector

1

1

0

Aviation Safety Regulator – Airworthiness Inspector

3

0

2

Aviation Safety Regulator – Aviation Safety Advisor

0

0

1

Aviation Safety Regulator – Other

9

1

3

Aviation Safety Regulator – Safety Systems Inspector

0

0

0

Certificate Management Team Leader

3

2

2

Flight Training Examiner

1

0

0

Flying Operations Inspector

7

0

2

National Office Manager

0

0

0

Professional Services

2

0

2

Senior Management

0

0

1

Other classifications

77

8

10

Total

103

12

23

Note: Includes permanent and temporary workforce.

a NESB describes employees who, in addition to coming from a culturally diverse background, do not speak English as a first language. This matches the definition of NESB used by the Australian Public Service Commission.

Executive remuneration

Table B.5 Remuneration paid to key management personnel, 2018–19

Name

Position title

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits ($)

Total remuneration ($)

Base salary ($)a

Bonuses ($)

Other benefits and allowances ($)b

Superannuation contributions ($)

Long service leave accrued ($)

Other long-term benefits ($)

Carmody, Shane

Chief Executive Officer & Director of Aviation Safety

533,990

0

41,086

80,168

13,396

0

0

668,640

Aleck, Jonathan

Executive Manager Legal & Regulatory Affairs

321,760

0

24,753

11,812

8,070

0

0

366,395

Crawford, Graeme

Group Executive Manager Aviation

402,613

0

30,411

60,846

9,915

0

0

503,785

Crome, Philippa

Executive Manager Corporate Servicesc

127,630

0

9,984

23,523

2,939

0

0

164,076

Frawley, Simon

Chief Financial Officer

229,713

0

17,681

41,304

5,765

0

0

294,462

Frey, Tracey

Executive Manager Corporate Servicesd

83,895

0

82,446

14,504

1,904

0

0

182,749

Walker, Robert

Executive Manager Stakeholder Engagement

281,135

0

21,632

42,030

7,053

0

0

351,850

Bridge, Michael

CASA Board member

43,227

0

1,796

6,678

0

0

0

51,701

Cartwright, Cheryl

CASA Board member

59,332

0

987

9,137

0

0

0

69,456

Mathews, Anthony

CASA Board member (Chair)

99,893

0

3,158

15,383

0

0

0

118,434

McAloon, Jane

CASA Board member

58,770

0

11,754

10,788

0

0

0

81,313

Rindfleish, Mark

CASA Board member

58,452

0

1,288

9,002

0

0

0

68,742

Stone, Philippa

CASA Board member

16,105

0

132

2,480

0

0

0

18,718

Taylor, Anita

CASA Board member

67,171

0

15,047

12,125

0

0

0

94,343

Total

2,383,687

0

262,154

339,781

49,042

0

0

3,034,664

Note: CASA’s key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of CASA, either directly or indirectly. Each dollar amount is based on an individual’s remuneration. Figures have been rounded to the nearest dollar.

a Base salary includes gross payments (less any bonuses paid).

b Other benefits and allowances includes annual leave accrued during the reporting period and any allowances that are reportable on individual payment summaries.

c Ms Philippa Crome commenced employment with CASA as the Executive Manager Corporate Services on 14 January 2019.

d Ms Tracey Frey ceased employment as the Executive Manager Corporate Services on 5 October 2018.

Table B.6 Remuneration paid to senior managers, 2018–19

Total remuneration bands ($)

No. of employees

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Average base salary ($)a

Average bonuses ($)

Average other benefits and allowances ($)b

Average superannuation contributions ($)

Average long service leave accrued ($)

Average other long-term benefits ($)

Average termination benefits ($)

Average total remuneration ($)

0–220,000

6

77,077

0

12,396

12,912

3,989

0

0

106,374

220,001–245,000

1

193,922

0

14,918

29,864

4,864

0

0

243,568

245,001–270,000

7

207,440

0

16,028

32,490

5,226

0

0

261,184

270,001–295,000

10

226,985

0

17,362

37,058

5,661

0

0

287,065

295,001–320,000

5

233,867

0

17,929

42,183

5,846

0

0

299,825

320,001–345,000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

345,001–370,000

1

284,402

0

21,632

49,154

7,053

0

0

362,241

Average based on no. of staff

30

194,402

0

16,213

32,181

5,275

0

0

248,071

Note: CASA’s senior managers are those employees who are substantively appointed to a senior management position or those employees who have acted as a senior manager for a total of three months or more during the reporting period. Senior managers who are also key management personnel are excluded. Each dollar amount is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals within the remuneration range.

a Base salary includes gross payments (less any bonuses paid).

b Other benefits and allowances include annual leave accrued during the reporting period and any allowances that are reportable on individual payment summaries.

Table B.7 Remuneration paid to other highly paid employees, 2018–19

Total remuneration bands ($)

No. of employees

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Average base salary ($)a

Average bonuses ($)

Average other benefits and allowances ($)b

Average superannuation contributions ($)

Average long service leave accrued ($)

Average other long-term benefits ($)

Average termination benefits ($)

Average total remuneration ($)

220,001–245,000

27

165,774

0

27,153

30,916

4,150

0

0

227,992

245,001–270,000

33

166,202

0

52,079

33,375

4,389

0

0

256,045

270,001–295,000

6

175,915

0

65,185

35,699

4,399

0

0

281,198

295,001–320,000

1

175,924

0

85,410

38,220

4,429

0

0

303,984

Average based on no. of staff

67

166,294

0

36,976

31,955

4,305

0

0

239,530

Note: CASA’s other highly paid employees are employees whose reportable remuneration was $220,000 or more for the reporting period, who are not appointed as senior managers. Remuneration for highly paid employees may include remuneration for periods of acting as a senior manager that total less than three months during the reporting period. Each dollar amount is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals within the remuneration range. Figures have been rounded to the nearest dollar.

a Base salary includes gross payments (less any bonuses paid).

b Other benefits and allowances includes annual Leave accrued during the reporting period and any allowances that are reportable on individual payment summaries.

External scrutiny

Table B.8 Administrative Appeals Tribunal merits reviews of CASA regulatory decisions, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Matters

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

With the tribunal

Applications on hand from the previous year

19

12

15

14

15

Applications lodged during the year

30

19

14

20

16

Total

49

31

29

34

31

Dealt with

Decisions affirmed

5

8

5

3

2

Decisions varied

7

1

2

2

7

Decisions set aside

3

8

1

0

2

Matters dismissed

3

1

1

3

2

Total

18

18

9

8

13

Other

Applications withdrawn by the applicant

23

8

8

11

8

Applications remaining on hand at 30 June

13

15

15

15

10

Total

36

23

23

26

18

Note: A single application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal often involves more than one reviewable decision. In such cases, a decision by the tribunal on a particular application may be composed of multiple decisions to affirm, set aside or vary decisions made by CASA. For that reason, some of the figures shown for matters dealt with reflect multiple outcomes arising out of a single application, and the figures shown for total applications dealt with do not reflect the total numbers of decisions affirmed, varied or set aside or matters dismissed.

Table B.9 Categories of CASA decisions appealed to the Administrative Appeals
Tribunal, 2018–19

Subject of decision

Refusal to issue

Issue subject to conditions not sought by applicant for the authorisation

Cancellation/
suspension

Variation/
imposition of conditions not sought by holder

Total

Flight crew licence (including ratings and endorsements)

1

0

0

0

1

Aviation maintenance licence or authority (including ratings)

1

0

0

0

1

Medical certificate

6

5

1

0

12

Air operator certificate

0

0

0

0

0

Certificate of approval

0

0

0

0

0

Certificate of registration or airworthiness

0

0

0

0

0

Chief pilot approval

0

0

0

0

0

Maintenance controller approval

0

0

0

0

0

Exemption

0

0

0

0

0

Freedom of information

0

0

0

0

0

Remote pilot licence

1

0

0

0

1

Other matters

1

0

0

0

1

Total

10

5

1

0

16

Table B.10 Applications to the Federal Court for judicial review of CASA regulatory decisions, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Matters

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Filed by subject person

Filed by CASA

Filed by subject person

Filed by CASA

Filed by subject person

Filed by CASA

Filed by subject person

Filed by CASA

Filed by subject person

Filed by CASA

With the court

Applications on hand from the previous year

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Applications filed during the year

1

1

1

0

1

3

0

0

1

1

Total

4

1

1

0

1

3

0

1

1

1

Dealt with

Applications granted

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

Matters dismissed

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

Other

Proceedings discontinued

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Applications on hand at 30 June

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

Total

1

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

Decisions arising from Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision

4

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Table B.11 Coronial inquiries, 2014–15 to 2018–19

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Inquiries on hand from previous year

2

1

2

1

1

New inquiries

0

1

3

1

2

Total

2

2

5

2

3

Conclusions handed down

1

0

3

1

1

Inquiries remaining in progress at 30 June

1

2

2

1

2

Enforcement

Table B.12 Medical certificate cancellations and suspensions, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Certificate

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

C

S

C

S

C

S

C

S

C

S

Class 1

0

1

15

33

12

41

37

33

19

42

Class 2

12

45

9

21

23

60

42

28

11

37

Basic Class 2a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

4

0

Class 3

2

10

2

3

5

7

3

4

9

5

Total

14

56

26

57

40

108

82

65

43

84

C = cancelled, n/a = not applicable, S = suspended

Note: The certificate classes are 1 Professional pilots and flight engineers, 2 Student and private pilots (Basic Class 2 is an alternative to a full Class 2 certificate for private operations), and 3 Air traffic control and flight service providers. A certificate issued may have more than one class of medical: for example, all Class 1 medicals are automatically issued a Class 2 medical. The total shown is the total number of certificates issued, not the sum of the three licence classes for initial issues or renewals.

a The Basic Class 2 medical certificate was introduced as part of changes made to the aviation medical certification system on 2 July 2018. The Basic Class 2 certificate allows designated aviation medical examiners and general practitioners to assess applicants against the Austroads commercial driving standards for some simple types of private flying.

Table B.13 Licence and certificate actions, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Action

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Show cause notices issued

19

27

35

42

28

Variations

2

4

5

1

0

Suspensionsa

10

9

10

16

5

Cancellations

6

7

8

9

4

Note: These figures do not include action taken in relation to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 99 offences in relation to medical certificates (see Table B.12) or variations processed by the CASA Service Centre.

a These include suspensions under regulations 265 and 269 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

Table B.14 Serious and imminent risk suspensions under section 30DC of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Action

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Suspensions

1

1

2

0

1

Table B.15 Infringement notices and prosecutions, 2014–15 to 2018–19

Action

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Infringement notices issued

155

132

135

149

129

Matters referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions

12

7

10

5

13

Prosecutions finalised

9a

10

6

6

7b

Acquittals

0

1

0

0

0

Convictions

8

8

6

6

5

a One matter was withdrawn.

b Two matters resulted in findings of guilt with no conviction recorded.

Media, advertising and direct mail costs

Table B.16 Payments to media, advertising and direct mail organisations, 2018–19

Vendor

Amount ($)

Media organisations

Australian Associated Press

16,160

Kreisha Ballantyne

16,273

iSentia Pty Ltd

53,839

VMP Pty Ltd

17,965

The Promo Station

47,000

Subtotal

151,237

Market research organisations

Carbon Media Pty Ltd

47,000

Colmar Brunton

37,900

Hall & Partners

88,900

You1 Group Pty Ltd

39,004

Subtotal

212,804

Advertising agencies

Val Morgan & Co (Aus) Pty Ltd

75,295

TorchMedia Pty Ltd

20,007

Subtotal

95,302

Direct mail organisations

Australia Post

161,391

Toll Transport

66,652

Converga Pty Ltd

25,447

Subtotal

253,490

Total

712,833

Note: In accordance with indexation as prescribed in the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, only payments over $13,800 (inclusive of GST) are reported. Amounts exclude GST and are rounded to whole dollars.

Legal costs

Table B.17 Legal costs, 2018–19

Vendor

Amount ($)

Australian Government Solicitor

55,848

MinterEllison

47,801

Ron Ashton

47,725

Peter Ward

13,913

HWL Ebsworth

70,150

Total

235,437

Note: Relates to amounts over $13,800. Amounts exclude GST and are rounded to whole dollars.