The coordinated enforcement process provides CASA’s decision-makers with the benefit of legal, regulatory and technical and/or operational input when considering action that might be taken as a result of a breach of the aviation legislation.
The result of this process can include a variety of compliance-related and/or enforcement actions. This can include administrative action, which could result in a suspension, variation or cancellation of a civil aviation authorisation or some other form of licence or permission. It may also include a suspension under section 30DC of the Civil Aviation Act where there is a serious and imminent risk to safety.
Alternatively or in combination with such action, CASA may also issue infringement notices or, where appropriate, refer matters to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
CASA may also accept enforceable voluntary undertakings from individuals and companies or may counsel them depending on the circumstances of the breach and the appropriateness of doing so.
Table 9 shows compliance-related actions over the past five financial years.
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Further detail on enforcement action that resulted in judicial decisions is in ‘External scrutiny’.
Tables B.9 to B.12 in Appendix B show medical certificate actions, licence and certificate actions, serious and imminent suspensions, and infringement notices and matters referred for prosecution, from 2008–09 to 2012–13.