CASA’s coordinated enforcement process may result in a variety of compliance-related and enforcement action being taken by the Authority. This may be a criminal or an administrative response to breaches of the legislation or a mixture of both. Such action may include aviation infringement notices or referral of matters to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
It may also include administrative action where a civil aviation authorisation, or some other form of licence or permission, is cancelled, varied or suspended (including a suspension under section 30DC of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 where there is a serious and imminent risk to safety, or under the Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs) while an examination is undertaken). CASA may also accept an Enforceable Voluntary Undertaking (EVU) or counsel an individual or company for breaches of the aviation legislation. In the 2009-10 financial year, CASA entered into one EVU with the holder of a civil aviation authorisation.
Part 6, Tables D.6 to D.8 show medical certificate action, licence and certificate action and infringement notices and prosecutions taken from 2007-08 to 2009-10.