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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 6013


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 6 August 2002:

(1) When was the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) officer, who was suspended from CASA on 24 October 2001, first advised that a phone hook-up was to take place on the afternoon of 30 May 2002 to seek to resolve the issue of his alleged inappropriate behaviour.

(2) (a) Who advised the Officer of the proposed phone hook-up; and (b) how was the officer notified.

(3) What records of that advice are held by CASA.

(4) (a) Who holds those records; and (b) In what form are those records held.

(5) If those records are held in hardcopy files, what is the reference number for each relevant file.

(6) If those records are held in electronic form, what is the reference number for each relevant electronic file.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has advised the following:

(1) and (2) CASA is unaware of whether the Officer was advised that discussions were scheduled for 30 May 2002. This is a matter for the CASA officer and his legal representation.

(3)- (6) Not applicable.