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Can #casa count?? The Annual reports say – No

Here is an e-mail I received in answer to the recent post.

Why, did CASA have the purpose built property at MB airport only to then ditch it for a City address that is totally removed from all aviation activity and has increased the travel costs and time wasted in traffic by factors of  (X+Y)*n.

The full letter is reproduced below

8.3% yield, what about the deficit ?

#casa has been in loss mode for the past few years and one must ask the question as to how #casa are spending our/their money.

The article below shows the expenditure on “Aviation House” and the Brisbane headquarters.

Carmody reigns over a defective #casa, along with the #casa Board


Why is CASA trying to make money?

The concept of splitting the Department of Transport into ASA and CASA was and is a failed model. There are many more just like it.

ASIC is another.

Through our taxes, we all pay for the infrastructure and the operating costs and then we pay again when we need something.

It’s a flawed concept.

As an exception example, we don’t give emergency call centre 000 our Credit Card when we need one of the services provided. We certainly don’t  get the Credit card out when police arrive on the doorstep or pull you over in the car to “book” you for an offence, or when the fire brigade turn up to put out the fire in the house!!

#casa Financial Statements:

I have absolutely no faith in any financial statement that has ever been produced by CASA.

How, for example, does CASA justify sitting on $m’s of taxpayer’s funds when those funds are not required.

Why are those funds not sitting in Federal Government Consolidated revenue being used to keep the national debt down and so the interest we pay on it, until the draw down is actually needed?

Why is it that the annual reports are littered with closing balances from a prior year which do not accord with an opening balance in the current year report??

As an aside, #aviation participants are charged an hourly rate for work done by CASA employees. In the financial and legal world, charges are an hourly rate for work and labour done, as do most businesses  in the professional service industries.

I produce time sheets to justify the work done.

At a forum, some 5+ years ago,  at the Dingley International Hotel/Motel, a question was asked as to what time sheets were produced by each and every employee of CASA.  After some huffing and puffing and two way dialog, #casa said that time sheets are not used.

It was then asked – How are any charges determined.

No rational answer was provided. They don’t even have a set of scale charges as do Lawyers, doctors & dentists, for example.

In the opinion of an experienced person in the financial field, each and every invoice issued by CASA could be challenged on the basis that CASA has no records from which it formed the invoice and  it cannot explain why an invoice issued by one office is not the same as an invoice issued by another office for the same work.

A good example is for inspecting an exhaust pipe weld repair or reviewing a AOC manual.

Because there is no business sense within the CASA frame work, financial records and a P & L and Balance Sheet is anathema and so nobody in the organisation gives a  “rat’s whisker” how much is spent on buildings.

Why, did CASA have the purpose built property at MB airport only to then ditch it for a City address that is totally removed from all aviation activity and has increased the travel costs and time wasted in traffic by factors of  (X+Y)*n.

Enough.