Where CASA receives information that suggests that there may have been a breach of the legislation, the matter may be considered for investigation and referral to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in accordance with CASA’s enforcement strategy and procedural guidelines and having regard to the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth. This would generally include any contraventions that:
- are deliberate and serious or that demonstrate a reckless disregard for the safety rules;
- are part of a pattern of similar contraventions by the same individual or organisation;
- involve knowing or reckless breaches of the Civil Aviation Act; or
- seriously endanger the safety of persons other than the person committing the contravention.