About this report
This report provides a concise picture of the operations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and its performance in the year ended 30 June 2009.
This report was prepared in accordance with the:
- Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (Report of Operations) Orders 2008, made under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1999
- Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA Act Bodies, June 2009, issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under the Public Service Act 1999.
The report is presented for tabling in both Houses of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, in line with CASA’s obligations under Part 1, Schedule 1, of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and the relevant Finance Minister’s Orders.
Structure of the report
The report opens with a letter from the Chair of the CASA Board to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; and tables of contents and illustrations. This Part also includes contact details, the CASA vision, mission and values, and a summary of CASA highlights in 2008–09.
Part 1: Overview
Part 1 begins with summaries of the year’s activities by the Chair of the Board and the Director of Aviation Safety. It also provides an outline of CASA’s organisation, strategic priorities and achievements for 2008–09.
Part 2: Performance report
Part 2 analyses the extent to which CASA achieved its outcome of ‘Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system’, reporting on CASA’s performance against the key goals and targets detailed in the 2008–09 Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Portfolio Budget Statements.
Part 3: Corporate report
Part 3 details CASA’s governance, people management and financial management arrangements. It also includes information on CASA’s arrangements for external and internal scrutiny, including ministerial and parliamentary activities.
Part 4: Statutory reports
Part 4 addresses the other accountability requirements CASA is obliged to report on by law, such as freedom of information, occupational health and safety and environmental sustainability.
Part 5: Financial statements
Part 5 contains CASA’s full audited financial statements for 2008–09, as well as the Australian National Audit Office’s independent audit of the statements.
Part 6: Appendices and references
Part 6 contains additional detailed information that supports the operational and performance reporting in the body of the report, and a list of abbreviations, a compliance index and an alphabetical index.