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#casa 2017 Budget – Missing Money??

The 2017 budget reveals money missing from earlier years, identified on this site in 2010.

Parliament has a sunset clause on this levy, which has now disappeared into consolidated revenue.

#casa refuse to reveal where the money has gone under a FOI request, despite the allocation [Part of FOI reply from RTK site] being for specific purposes, but identify the general areas that the funds were applied and that after 4-years, the extra excise would go into recurrent expenditure.

No reasonable action by #casa here at all.

The $89.9m story:

  1. avgas/ avtur raises $89.9m;
  2. 2014 Budget;
  3. #casa waste in regulatory disaster
  4. #casa and regulatory accuracy

#casa is not supported by the #aviation industry.

And remember, the head mandarin in this is Mike Mrdak of Department of Infrastructure. a master of the “vanishing dollar”

Below is this years 2017 Budget figures supplied this week on the back of Scott Morrison’s budget announcements:

Budget Papers 1

BP2_consolidated

BP3_consolidated

Budget2016-17_BP4


The Avalon display which chewed up vast amounts of scarce #aviation dollars.


Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Table 1.1: Civil Aviation Safety Authority resource statement—Budget estimates for 2017–18 as at Budget May 2017
2016–17
Estimated
actual
$’000
2017–18
Budget$’000
Opening balance/cash reserves at 1 July 63,708 65,831
Funds from Government
Annual appropriations—ordinary annual services (a)
Outcome 1 41,892 41,313
Total annual appropriations 41,892 41,313
Special appropriations (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development)
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988 121,479 123,084
Total special appropriations 121,479 123,084
Total funds from Government 163,371 164,397
Funds from industry sources
Regulatory service fees 12,917 15,000
Total funds from industry sources 12,917 15,000
Funds from other sources
Interest 1,574 1,600
Sale of goods and services (b) 1,630 1,500
Other 1,740 1,253
Total funds from other sources 4,944 4,353
Total net resourcing 244,940 249,581
2016–17 2017–18
Average staffing level (number) 765 805

Prepared on a resourcing (i.e. appropriations available) basis. All figures shown are GST exclusive—these may not match figures in the cash flow statement.

CASA is not directly appropriated as it is a corporate Commonwealth entity. Appropriations are made to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, which are then paid to CASA and are considered ‘departmental’ for all purposes.

Notes:

  1. Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017–18.
  2. Includes revenue from the issuance of ASIC and AVID cards.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Table 1.1: Civil Aviation Safety Authority resource statement—Budget estimates for 2016–17 as at Budget May 2016

2015–16
Estimated
actual
$’000
2016–17
Estimate$’000
Opening balance/cash reserves at 1 July 65,569 51,012
Funds from Government
Annual appropriations—ordinary annual services (a)
Outcome 1 42,461 42,350
Total annual appropriations 42,461 42,350
Special appropriations (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development)
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988 116,577 121,412
Total special appropriations 116,577 121,412
Total funds from Government 159,038 163,762
Funds from industry sources
Regulatory service fees 14,147 15,000
Total funds from industry sources 14,147 15,000
Funds from other sources
Interest 1,582 1,600
Sale of goods and services (b) 1,500 1,500
Other 1,306 1,178
Total funds from other sources 4,388 4,278
Total net resourcing 243,142 234,052
2015–16 2016–17
Average staffing level (number) 795 805

Prepared on a resourcing (i.e. appropriations available) basis.  All figures shown are GST exclusive—these may not match figures in the cash flow statement.

CASA is not directly appropriated as it is a corporate Commonwealth entity.  Appropriations are made to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, which are then paid to CASA and are considered ‘departmental’ for all purposes.

Notes:

  1. Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2016–17.
  2. Includes revenue from the issuance of ASIC and AVID cards.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Table 1.1: Entity resource statement—Budget estimates for 2015–16 as at Budget May 2015

Actual
available
appropriation2014–15
$’000
Estimate of
prior year
amount
available in
2015–16
$’000
+ Proposed
at Budget2015–16
$’000
= Total
estimate2015–16
$’000
Opening balance/reserves at bank 66,244 60,243 60,243
REVENUE FROM GOVERNMENT
Ordinary annual services (a)
Outcome 1 42,480 42,461 42,461
Total ordinary annual services  42,480 42,461 42,461
Special appropriations (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development)
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1988—s4 115,048 117,931 117,931
Total special appropriations 115,048 117,931 117,931
Total funds from Government 223,772 60,243 160,392 220,635
FUNDS FROM INDUSTRY SOURCES
Regulatory service fees 14,195 15,285 15,285
Total 14,195 15,285 15,285
FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES
Interest 1,988 1,581 1,581
Sale of goods and services (b) 1,535 1,500 1,500
Other 364 1,376 1,376
Total 3,887 4,457 4,457
Total net resourcing 241,854 60,243 180,134 240,377

All figures are GST exclusive.

CASA is not directly appropriated as it is a corporate Commonwealth entity. Appropriations are made to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, which are then paid to CASA and are considered ‘departmental’ for all purposes.

Notes:

  1. Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2015–16.
  2. Includes revenue from the issuance of Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASIC) and Aviation Verification of Identity (AVID) cards.

 Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Table 1.1: Agency resource statement – Budget estimates for 2010-11 as at Budget May 2010

Estimate of
prior year
amounts
available in
2010-11
$’000
+ Proposed at
Budget2010-11
$’000
= Total
estimate2010-11
$’000
Actual
available
appropriation2009-10
$’000
Opening Balance/Reserves at Bank  49 346   0  49 346  48 026
REVENUE FROM GOVERNMENT
Ordinary Annual Services(a)
Outcome 1  42 779  42 779  50 125
Total ordinary annual services   42 779  42 779  50 125
Other services(b)
Non-Operating   0   0   100
Total other services    0   0   100
Total Annual Appropriations  42 779  42 779  50 225
Special Appropriations
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special
Appropriation) Act 1988 – s4
 104 646  104 646  79 768
Total Special Appropriations  104 646  104 646  79 768
Payments from related entities
Department of Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Local
Government
  740   740  1 700
Total   740   740  1 700
Funds from industry sources
Regulatory service fees  15 000  15 000  12 000
Total  15 000  15 000  12 000
Funds from other sources
Interest  1 871  1 871  2 225
Sale of goods and services(c)  1 797  1 797  5 531
Other   800   800   955
Total  4 468  4 468  8 711
Total net resourcing  49 346  167 633  216 979  200 430

All figures are GST exclusive.

CASA is not directly appropriated as it is a CAC Act body.  Appropriations are made to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government which are then paid to CASA and are considered departmental for all purposes.

Notes:

  1. Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2010-11.
  2. Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2010-11.
  3. Includes revenue from cost recovery arrangements (Airservices Australia) in 2009-10 and ongoing revenue from the issuance ASICs/AVIDs cards.

 CASA budget maintained due to ‘complexity’ of drones

The government has cited the growth of low-cost carriers and drones in keeping the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s funding arrangements in place despite a major review.

Tuesday’s budget papers are likely to reignite debate about the funding strategy for CASA, which has been in place for years, as there has been talk of a different model but nothing yet has come of that.

“CASA funding arrangements have been recently reviewed and government has agreed for the current funding arrangements to remain in place for 2017-18, noting that there is increasing pressure on CASA’s budget with the demands arising from the growth of new international and low-cost carriers, together with the continued rapid growth and complexity of drones,” the budget papers say.

“These pressures will need to be monitored.”

The aviation safety watchdog is funded through a 3.556c per litre excise on aviation fuel consumed by domestic aircraft (but not international flights), a yearly allocation from the government and fees for regulator services.

But a key issue for the CASA board has been the volatility of the aviation fuel excise as a major source of money.

CASA chairman Jeff Boyd has previously said he would like to see international flights contribute via the fuel excise.

Last year an alliance of major aviation associations called for a new funding model for the watchdog. CASA received a big funding boost in 2010 through a rise in fuel excise rates after the 2009 aviation white paper backed concerns about the pace of reform at the body.

The budget papers show that CASA expects to recruit to return to its average staffing level of 805 in 2017-18, up from 765 in 2016-17. The watchdog will continue to run an operating surplus. CASA has had to budget for pay rises because of its enterprise agreement and expects its employee expenses to rise from $114.7 million in 2016-17 to $122.3m in 2017-18.

The budget papers also show a funding boost of $11.9m over five years from 2016-17 for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.


16th June 2010:  

Comment from a blog site

Albanese to introduce a new AVGAS TAX

Just heard from question time in The House Of representatives, Albanese justifies a proposed .285c to .324c increase in Avgas excise to fund CASA.

Cites GA is growing?
PVT aircraft ownership is growing?
Helicopter operations are growing?

As an aside he said “GA represents a “huge” risk to aviation safety/ security.

Can we read that as GA is to future fund CASA and not the bums on seats of Kero burning RPT?

Has anybody asked what planet this “Minister” comes from?

It’s just another nail in the coffin.


 

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