Exact expenditure of funds from special fuel excise levied on/ from July 2010 by the Australian Parliament

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

The request was partially successful.

From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

In June 2010, the Australian Parliament increased the allocation of excise for avtur and avgas to CASA by increasing the excise level. Estimates at the time indicated in a four period, $89.9m would be given to CASA until June 2014.

Since 2014, the levy has remained.

I require the evidence and final use of those funds by CASA in terms of :

1. Where expended;
2. Comparison with the source and the application of those funds in the following way:

July 2010 to June 2011
July 2011 to June 2012
July 2012 to June 2013
July 2013 to June 2014

and then:

July 2014 to June 2015
Junly 2015 to June 2016

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Good morning Rob,

It is unclear from your email below as to which specific documents you are requesting.

Please advise at your earliest convenience.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy 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 Gobbitt, David,

I require the evidence and where the funds were exactly spent by CASA.

This may require you to get information from ledgers where money coming in from the levy went and the direct expediture relating to that money as it left accounts.

If it was employing people, the title of the job, the amount and when the position started and when it completed (if it was completed)

If it was purchasing goods/ services, the type of goods, the type of services and dates.

If it went directly into working funds, evidence as to where the money went to and what it was used for.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached Notice of Preliminary Assessment of Charges regarding your FOI request.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

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Good afternoon Rob,

Please see attached revised preliminary estimate of charges for your FOI request.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

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Good morning Rob,

I refer to the attached FOI Remittance Advice, received on 13 January 2017.

I take this to be your acceptance of the charges for your FOI request, and I will process the payment accordingly.

For your records, please see attached formal charges notice for this matter.

Once the payment is processed I will release the appropriate documents to you.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

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Good afternoon Rob,

Please find attached my decision letter and documents released in relation to your request.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy 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 'Exact expenditure of funds from special fuel excise levied on/ from July 2010 by the Australian Parliament'.

I have viewed the material released and say:

This material does not meet the scope of the request, which specifies the income and detailed expenditure of a specific source of funding from an increase in avgas/ avtur fuels and the destination/ expenditure of those funds since July 2010 to June 2016.

Please forward the full details as undertaken and for the payment made in January 2017.

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

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Good afternoon Rob,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for internal review.

Adam Anastasi will conduct the internal review and will be in contact with you shortly.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Rob

I attach a letter.

Adam Anastasi Manager
Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Anastasi, Adam,

Thankyou for your reply, which was sent to my private e-mail. Please send the spreadsheets to RTK as the submitter of the request.

I note that the total of the spreadsheets does not add up to $89.9m as per the parliament estimate for expenditure.

I would appreciate that the sums as you extract at least reasonably approach that amount of money ie. $89.9m between July 2010 and June 2014.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Rob
 
I am not sure why it would have gone to your private email.  I only sent
it to
 
[FOI #2844 email]
 
If you are asking for the spreadsheets to be sent to you again - but
updated, that is not a matter I can deal with as part of your FOI request.
If you have a question, comment, concern or request about the spreadsheets
themselves, I suggest you contact CASA's industry relations section who
would then liaise with our finance branch.
 
Adam
 
 

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