Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

Under the purposes of the Freedom of Information 1982, I request any and all communications between CASA and any airlines about securing them as the preferred provider of travel services to the regulator for financial year 2021 and financial year 2022.

I also request any log of gifts as accrued to regulatory staff from the airlines, including upgrades, lounge access and any other hospitality.

Yours sincerely,
Lucas Baird

Freedom Of Information, Civil Aviation Safety Authority

OFFICIAL
Good afternoon Mr Baird,

I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

CASA received your request on 12 July 2021 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 12 August 2021. However, 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.

Furthermore, the below questions are detailed on the CASA online submission form and provide important additional details that will assist in assessing your access request.

Personal information
Personal information in documents is the subject of one of the conditional exemptions in the FOI Act, which means CASA may decide it cannot give you access to such documents.
a) Do you agree to the removal of the names of any CASA officers from the documents you are seeking?
b) Do you agree to the removal of the names of any third parties from the documents you are seeking?

Consultation with third parties
If the documents you seek relate to an individual/organisation under the Act (other than the applicant) it may be necessary for CASA to consult with that individual/organisation to obtain their views about the potential release of documents.
c) Where consultation with a third party is necessary, do you agree to the disclosure of your identity for the purposes of third-party consultation?

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.

Kind regards

Georgie Hill
Freedom of Information Officer
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Legal, International and Regulatory Affairs Division
p: (02) 6217 1175
16 Furzer Street, Woden ACT 2606
GPO Box 2005, Canberra ACT 2601
www.casa.gov.au

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Good afternoon Ms Hill,

I agree to all of the points on personal information and third-party consultation.

Yours sincerely,

Lucas Baird

Good afternoon Georgie,

Just following up to make sure you got my last message.

I agree to all of the exemptions related to personal information and the disclosure of my identity to third parties.

Yours sincerely,

Lucas Baird

Freedom Of Information, Civil Aviation Safety Authority

OFFICIAL
Good morning Mr Baird,

My apologies, I confirm I received the information you provided regarding third parties and personal information.

Your freedom of information access request is progressing and I will be in contact with you in due course.

Kind regards

Georgie Hill
Freedom of Information Officer
Advisory and Drafting Branch
Legal, International and Regulatory Affairs Division
p: (02) 6217 1175
16 Furzer Street, Woden ACT 2606
GPO Box 2005, Canberra ACT 2601
www.casa.gov.au

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Freedom Of Information, Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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OFFICIAL

 

Good afternoon Mr Baird,

 

Please see attached letter addressed to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Georgie Hill

Freedom of Information Officer

Advisory and Drafting Branch

Legal, International and Regulatory Affairs Division

p: (02) 6217 1175  

16 Furzer Street, Woden ACT 2606

GPO Box 2005, Canberra ACT 2601

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