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CASA Annual Report 2002 03 About this Report

About this report

In this annual report we provide a concise picture of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and our performance in the year ended 30 June 2003, for the Parliament, the aviation community and the public.

The report is presented for tabling in both Houses of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. It complies with Part 1, Schedule 1 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and the relevant Finance Minister's Orders. A compliance index is provided.



The Chairman's foreword points to significant developments and to directions for the future.

Part 1 provides an overview of CASA, including our performance scorecard for 2002–03, financial position and a look at where we have been and where we are heading.

Part 2 sets out the legislative, accountability and operating frameworks that make up CASA's environment. It includes information about ministerial directions and notifications to CASA and external scrutiny of CASA during 2002–03.

Part 3 details CASA's corporate governance arrangements, including our structure, the CASA Board, the CASA Executive and senior management, management committees, our corporate reporting framework and the work of industry advisory bodies.

Part 4 reports on CASA's four core business outputs against the objectives and measures identified in the Portfolio Budget Statement for 2002–03 and the Corporate Plan for 2002–03 to 2004–05.

Part 5 reports on our corporate management during the year, including risk management and internal audit, efforts to ensure we use our powers and perform our functions properly, people management, systems and processes, and stakeholder relationships.

Part 6 contains CASA's audited financial statements.

The appendices provide statistical and other information supporting the operational and performance reporting in the body of the report, and address certain statutory reporting requirements.


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You can find additional information about CASA and aviation safety on our web site at » www.casa.gov.au.The web site includes key corporate documents, such as the corporate plan and the service charter, together with a wealth of regulatory material and information about CASA's processes and activities.

Details of the type and availability of documents held by CASA are provided in the Freedom of Information statement at Appendix 1.



Please direct any questions about this report, or requests for additional information to:

Executive Manager
Corporate Affairs
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601

National number
(local call cost): 131 757
Telephone: 02 6217 1010
Facsimile: 02 6217 1209


© Civil Aviation Safety Authority 2003
ISBN: 0-9751470-1-3
ISSN: 1327-5968

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from CASA. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, GPO Box 2005 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia.

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