Regulation of Australian Indstry:
Regulation of the Australian Industry is complex – much to complex for a vibrant industry.
The question is: “How do we get the most appropriate system??”
I believe that this needs a huge shake-out, with appropriate industry involvement. All we have seen is the decimation of an industry, where in 2012 we reached a new benchmark of less than 20,000 active aviation medicals. The falling participation rate is of great concern, but marked by the regulator who believes that all pilots are “…criminals just waiting to be caught….”
For a regulator to take almost 25 YEARS to put together a new set of regulations [at a cost of in excess of $250m] and for them in 2013 to be still un-complete is a disgrace.
Maybe the use of the NZ regs or the FAA regs would stop this nonsense.
In Australia we have the following:
1. CAO’s [Civil Aviation Orders] The Civil Aviation Orders support the CARs 1988. They will be progressively removed as the CASR’s 1998 is implemented.
This has taken 25 years and $250m so far.
2. CAA [Civil Aviation Act];
3. CAR’s [Civil Aviation Regulations – authorised by the CAA];
4. CASR’s [New Regs being promulgated by CASA – already taken 25 years]. There is a full list shown here and the specific CASR’s – Click on the link;
5. AIP, ERSA, DAP’s etc
All AIP’s in one place:
and for current docs:
7. Legislative and non-legislative instruments
8. Advisory Circulars – ACs
In among these there are some important uses made by the regulator – CASA.