Authorisation of Peter Gibson and source of information for press release

Rob Cumming made this Freedom of Information request to Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

I request all documents related to statements made by Peter Gibson or others of CASA, following the obscure technicality under Part 61 of flight tests for Falcon Air released to The Australian and published on 3rd January 2018.

Viz:

"While Mr Gibson would not provide an absolute guarantee that CASA would have lifted the ban on FalconAir pilots, he said it had the power to grant “mercy flight” exemptions."

These documents to include e-mails to the newspaper outlets, internal e-mails of approval for release and transcripts of any verbal communications to those organisations.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning Rob,

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

We received your request on 4 January 2018 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 4 February 2018.

The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final charge.

When we have made a decision about your FOI request, we will send you a letter explaining our decision and your review and appeal rights.

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Regards
David Gobbitt
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


Attachment Decision letter to Rob Cumming Falcon Air sent 9 Jan 18.pdf
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Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached decision letter regarding your request.

Regards
David Gobbitt
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Aviation Safety Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Authorisation of Peter Gibson and source of information for press release'.

I believe that records do exist, and further seek written notes by Gibson and The Australian journalist

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Rob

I attach a decision letter.

Regards

Adam Anastasi
Branch Manager, Advisory and Drafting
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1040 f: 02 6217 1607
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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