Annual Report 2012-13
This report provides a concise overview of the operations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and reviews our performance against the corporate goals identified in the CASA Corporate Plan 2012-13 to 2014-15, for the year ending 30 June 2013.
For the period of this annual report, CASA was accountable to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and the Parliament of Australia. The publication of this annual report also fulfils an important element of CASA's reporting responsibilities to the wider aviation community.
Through this report, CASA aims to provide readers with a detailed account of the organisation's performance for the 2012-13 reporting period. As well as providing a detailed description of what CASA has done during the year, the report contains financial statements for 2012-13 and identifies CASA's plans to meet expected challenges in the year ahead.
The report was prepared in accordance with the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997, the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and other relevant legislation.
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Contents of the Report
The report is comprised of six parts:
An overview of the people, projects and resources involved in regulating aviation safety in Australia and progressing CASA's vision of Safe skies for all. CASA's key achievements in 2012-13 are identified, along with some of the initiatives and challenges that lie ahead for the organisation.
A detailed assessment of CASA's performance during the year, and how it contributed to achieving the authority's corporate goals and portfolio outcome. It provides an update on the status of ongoing initiatives and presents CASA's approach to enhancing and promoting higher standards of aviation safety in the future.
To complement the performance report, detailed information on aspects of CASA's operations is provided in Appendix A in Part 6: Appendices and references.
CASA has a range of measures in place to ensure that it meets its commitment to be publicly accountable for its actions and provides a safe and rewarding work environment for its staff. This part of the annual report details CASA's corporate governance arrangements, organisational structure and people, and describes the initiatives CASA takes to engage effectively with the wider aviation community.
As a statutory authority of the Australian Government, CASA is accountable to the Minister, the Parliament and the Australian people. This part of the annual report provides information to satisfy the reporting requirements of a range of Commonwealth legislation and Australian Government policies that relate to CASA's performance as a statutory authority.
The entirety of CASA's financial statements, audit opinion and explanatory notes for 2012-13. The Australian National Audit Office has performed an independent audit of, and expressed an unqualified opinion on, the financial statements.
Appendices that provide details of CASA's operations and address particular reporting requirements under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and other legislation. The appendices are followed by reference tools to help the reader to find and use information in the annual report.