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#casa ICC – Industry Complaints Commissioner

The #casa ICC [Industry Complaints Commissioner] is, from the #casa web site:

CASA industry complaints commissioner

The office of the industry complaints commissioner (ICC) reports directly to the CASA Board.

It does not sit within CASA’s organisational structure to ensure independence and impartiality.

The ICC provides members of the industry, the wider aviation community and the public with an easy, accessible and effective way to make a complaint about:

  • the decisions, administrative actions or services provided by CASA staff, delegates or authorised persons to determine if they are wrong, unjust, unlawful, discriminatory or unfair; and
  • the behaviour of CASA staff.

Governance Arangements

Looking at process from this weeks Senate Estimates [May-2018] gives an idea as to the interference made by CEO Carmody in influencing the process of independence and impartiality.

At Senate Estimates, Carmody, in answer to Senator Patrick said:

I believe that pressure from the CEO of #casa, on the ICC is improper.

Ethics and Conduct Committee

The internal process of the Ethics and Conduct Committee was disbanded during 2017. This removes a layer for the complaint process.

It should be remembered that a Code of Conduct violation and a Criminal Offence by a #casa staff member are two different issues.

The #casa annual report says: Some minor changes to the governance arrangements were approved by the Board in April 2017.

A criminal offence is a criminal offence.

Criminal offence

An action which is punishable under the law [Collins Dictionary]

The WIKI definition is as follows:

In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.[1] The term “crime” does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition,[2] though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes.[3] The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law.[2] One proposed definition is that a crime or offence (or criminal offence) is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society or the state (“a public wrong“).

Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.[1][4]


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