Aviation medical data not in BITRE report on General Aviation

Rob Cumming made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The request was partially successful.

From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development,

In December you published a review of data about aviation in Australia.

This is known as: "General Aviation Study"

At page 42 and Table 3.1 Average age of aviators issued with Aviation Medical Certificates

However, you do not publish the number of aviation medicals over time.

I request that information on the same basis as that for Table 3.1 and at least for similar time spans.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

 

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Cities is
closed from Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen for business on
Tuesday 2 January 2018. Any Freedom of Information (FOI) requests or
enquiries made during this Christmas holiday period will be received,
 acknowledged and responded to on or after Monday 8 January.

 

If you have chosen to make an FOI request during this Christmas holiday
period, you are taken to also agree to provide the Department a 30 days
extension of time under s15AA of the FOI Act.

 

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming,

Thank you for your below email received on 26 December 2017 requesting access to the number of aviation medicals over time, consistent with the data in Table 3.1 on Page 42 of the General Aviation Study - 'Average age of aviators issued with Aviation Medical Certificates'.

The information within Table 3.1 of the General Aviation Study published by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics was sourced from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The information you have requested regarding aviation medical certificates over time is publicly available within CASA's 2016-17 Annual Report (refer to Part 6, Table A.5 on page 190), which is accessible here: https://www.casa.gov.au/publications-and....

If the information contained in Table A.5 of CASA's 2016-17 Annual Report does not fulfil your request, and you wish to seek additional information, it may be appropriate to contact CASA.

Alternatively, please don't hesitate contacting us if we can be any further assistance.

Best regards,

Freedom of Information | Governance Section Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601 | t (02) 6274 6495 e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming

I refer to the below email of 3 January 2018 in which the department advised you where the information you seek under the FOI Act is located.

Please indicate whether you would like any aspect of your request to proceed. If we do not hear from you by Cob Monday 15 January, we will take your request to have been satisfied and withdrawn.

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 6495 |
e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

I wish a copy of the data that you say has been used.

Please supply that as a matter of urgency. I have not withdrawn my request.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming,

I refer to the department's email of 3 January 2018. You were advised at that time that the information you have requested regarding aviation medical certificates over time is publicly available within CASA's 2016-17 Annual Report (refer to Part 6, Table A.5 on page 190), which is accessible here: https://www.casa.gov.au/publications-and... .

Further if the information contained in Table A.5 of CASA's 2016-17 Annual Report does not fulfil your request or is not the information you seek and you wish to seek additional information, it may be appropriate to contact CASA.

The department has identified the information understood to be relevant to your request and that the data is publically available. As have indicated that you wish to pursue a FOI request to this department, please identify the further information you are seeking.

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 6495 |
e [email address] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear FOI,

The following documents are being sought for the purposes of the Freedom of information Act.

All documents including but not limited to:

 Correspondence;
 File Notes;
 Meeting Notes;
 Internal Memo’s;
 Diary/ calendar entries;
 Telephone records;
 All data electronically collected, being by mobile phone, Dictaphone, tape recorder or mp3/4 recorder or other means
 E-mails;
 All database entries including entries into Sky Sentinel, TRIM and AIRS;
 Images;
 Individual FOI [Flight Operation Inspector], AWI comments and resulting documentation;
 All supervisory staff records relating to the matter;
 If referred to the CASA Board, all related Board minutes, discussions and recommendations made to advise CASA as to direction for the Board in relation to this

In relation to:

A review of data about aviation in Australia published in December 2017.

This is known as: "General Aviation Study"

At page 42 and Table 3.1 Average age of aviators issued with Aviation Medical Certificates

However, you do not publish the number of aviation medicals over time and the information supplied to you by #casa and:

I request that information on the same basis as that for Table 3.1 and at least for similar time spans.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Dear Mr Cumming,

Thank you for your prompt response. The subject-matter of the documents you now request is more closely connected with the functions of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) than those of this department.

Accordingly, your request has been transferred to CASA under s16(1) (Transfer of requests).

Kind regards

FOI Officer | Governance and Performance
Governance Unit | Corporate Services
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 2601
t 02 6274 6495 |
e [email address] | www.infrastructure.gov.au

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From: Gobbitt, David

UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Rob,

Good to talk this morning, and hopefully we have clarified things regarding your FOI request regarding AvMed data.

I understand your request to be a request for documents provided by CASA to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), regarding Aviation Medical data for the purposes of the General Aviation Study published in December 2017.

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities received your request on 15 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 15 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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Attachment Preliminary charges letter to Rob Cumming sent 12 Feb 18.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached preliminary charges notice 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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Attachment Decision letter and docs to Rob Cumming sent 28 Mar 18.pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED
Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached decision letter and documents released regarding your request.

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

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

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