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SUBJECT INDEX

A

Accident

major, preparedness for, 45

Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO), 195

Advertising, 188

Aerial application

safety, 2014–15, 49–50

Agency overview, 10–17

Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) (UK), 78, 124

Aircraft

historic propeller donation, 118–19

loss of control at airfield, 72–3

remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), 122–3

safety analysis, 50–1

very small remotely piloted aircraft (VSRPA), 122

wildlife strike statistics, 46–7

Airservices Australia, 74

APS Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct, 174

Asia–Pacific region

Asia Pacific Accident Investigation Group (APAC AIG), 52

engagement in, 52

Audit Committee, 171, 173, 174

AusTender, 180

exempt contracts, 181

Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 126, 183

Australian National Audit Office

access clauses, 180

Australian Parachute Federation (APF), 73

Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

website, 174

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

annual performance statement, 34

annual plan, 172

annual report, 27

audit by ICAO, 134–5

business continuity plan, 173

business planning and reporting, 172–4

capabilities and capacity, evolving, 2

Change Management advisory team, 172

charitable causes, contribution to, 120–1

Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, 19–20

Chief Operating Officer, 24

Commission, 170

Commissioners, 21–2

communication by, 53

communications, focused, 6

confidential reporting, 16, 41–4

core business, 3

Corporate Plan 2016–17, 34, 174

data analysis, 17

data driven, 6

decision-making powers, 195

digitalisation, 55

Entity Resource Statement 2016–17, 196–7

Evolution Program, 132–3, 172, 174, 175, 177–9, 188

executive management, 170–2

Facebook page, 54, 55, 131

financial performance, 57–8

financial statements, 141–67

functions, 195

going digital, 55

highest priority, 27

industry engagement, 56, 128–9

jurisdiction, expanding, 7

key results, 37–8

key success factors, 2–3

Letter of Transmittal, v

list of requirements, 204–8

management and accountability, 170–84

notifications, 13

objectives, 12

organisational change, 12

organisational structure, 18

Outcome 1, 197

outcome and program structure, 26

outlook for 2017–18, 6–7

outside participation, arrangements for, 195

Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17, 34

Privacy Policy, 194

programme 1.1 objective, 26

purchasing, 180

purpose, 10–1, 35

recommendations closed in 2016–17, 105–8

records held by, 194

regional cooperation/engagement, 52–3

Registered Training Organisation, 179

report on performance, 34

reporting, 13, 27–31, 41

confidential, 16, 41–4

research, 17

results against performance criteria, 35–6

risk management, 173

role, 11

safety message goes viral, 130–1

staff census, 178

stakeholder engagement, 6

telephone contact, 194

transport industry, cooperation with, 12

Twitter account, 54, 131

website, 55, 172, 184, 191, 194

workforce capability, 7

YouTube channel, 54

Aviation, 3–4, 14

agency overview, 14

ATSB recommendations closed in 2016–17, 105–6

broad hierarchy, 28–9

Chief Commissioner’s review, 3–4

confidential reporting, 42

historic propeller donation, 118–19

investigations, 40, 72–80

online database, 56

responses to safety issues identified in 2016–17, 96–9

safety recommendations, 109–12

wildlife strike statistics, 46–7

Aviation investigations, 40

collision with terrain, 74–5

in-flight pitch disconnect, 76–8

loss of control, 72–3

traffic management occurrence, 79–80

Aviation Occurrence Statistics, 48–9

B

Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, 79

Bangladesh, 53

Battery explosion aftermath, 130

Bureau of Meteorology, 83, 87

Business Continuity Plan, 173

C

Caboolture Airfield

aircraft loss of control, 72–3

Cambodia, 53, 127

Charges, 191–2

Charitable causes

ATSB’s contribution, 120–1

Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, 19–20

Chief Commissioner’s review 2016–17, 2–7

Chief Pilots’ Forum, 128–9

China, 53, 127

Civil Aviation Safety Authority, 73, 78, 80, 122, 184

Collado, Hector, 183

Collision

aircraft collision with terrain, 74–5

level crossing collision between freight train and road-train truck, 81–2

Commission

ATSB, governing, 170

Commonwealth Disability Strategy, 190

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 180, 181

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 63, 64

drift analysis by, 64, 68

Confidential reporting, 16, 41–4

Consultants, 180

Coroners

coronial inquests, 182–3

Freund, Sharon, 183

Council of Australian Governments (COAG), 45, 190

Intergovernmental Agreement on Rail Safety Regulation and Investigation Reform, 45

D

Deliverables, 39, 46, 52

Department of Finance, 27

Disability reporting, 190

Dutch Safety Board (DSB), 124

E

Ecologically sustainable development, 189

Education, 53

Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) policy, 189

Entity Resource Statement 2016–17, 196–7

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, 189

section 516A, 189

Environmental performance reporting, 189

Essendon Airport

collision with terrain, 74–5

Ethical standards, 174

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), 78

Exercise Southern Cross 2017, 45

External scrutiny and participation, 182–4

F

Facebook page, 54, 55, 131

Finland, 53

Fitzpatrick, Heather, 124–5

Foley, Peter, 23

Fraud control, 173–4

Freedom of information, 190–3

activity in 2016–17, 192–3

charges, 191–2

Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), 190–2

Part II, 190

section 8, 190

section 8C, 194

section 38, 192

Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982, 191

Freedom of Information Coordinator, 191

Freight trains

collision with road-train truck, 81–2

derailment, 83–4

Freund, Sharon, 183

G

Geoscience Australia, 136

Glossary, 198–203

Grant programs, 190

H

Hart, Noel, 21

Hong Kong, 53, 127

Hood, Greg, 2, 19–20, 118–19, 121, 127, 128–9, 131, 134

Human resources, 174–9

I

Indigenous employees, 177

Indonesia, 53, 127

Indonesia Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP), 44, 52

National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), 52

Industry engagement, 56

transport safety, 128–9

In-flight break-up

aircraft accidents, 182, 184

Information Publication Scheme (IPS), 190

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 171

audit of ATSB, 134–5

International cooperation, 17

International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)

ATSB presentation, 124–5

Investigations

aviation, 40, 72–80

level of response, 30

levels, 31

major, 31

marine, 40, 85–8

‘no blame’, 26, 39

priorities for, 27–9

rail, 40, 81–4

selective, 6–7

short, 16, 40

significant, 72–88

J

Japan, 53, 127

Jetstar Airways, 79–80

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, 126

Judiciary Act 1903, 181

K

Kiribati, 53

Korea, 53, 127

L

Lee, Derek, 182

Legal services and expenditure, 181

Legal Services Directions 2017, 181

Letter of Transmittal, v

Llanto, Cesar, 183

Lloyd, Peter, 118–19

M

Major accident

preparedness for, 45

Malaysia, 53, 127

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

ATSB’s support of Malaysian Government’s investigation, 45

background to search for, 59–61

bathymetry, 69, 136–7

Chief Commissioner’s review, 5

continuing analysis, 68–9

CSIRO, 63, 64, 68

debris analysis, 63

findings, 66

First Principles Review, 64

first stages of search, 65–7

Flight Path Reconstruction Group, 60

international contribution, 5

operational challenges, 62

Program Director Operational Search, 23

seafloor, mapping, 136–7

search for, background, 59–61

Search Strategy Working Group (SSWG), 60

Tripartite governments, 66

underwater search, 136–7

defining area, 60

sonar contacts, 65

vessel swings, 67

weather conditions, 62

Manning, Chris, 21, 170

Marine, 5, 14

agency overview, 14

ATSB recommendations closed in 2016–17, 107–8

Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 126, 183

broad hierarchy, 29

Chief Commissioner’s review, 5

confidential reporting, 43

investigations, 40, 85–8

responses to safety issues identified in 2016–17, 100–101

safety recommendations, 112–13

Marine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia (MAIFA), 52, 53

ATSB hosts 19th meeting, 126–7

Marine investigations, 40

breakaway of Spirit of Tasmania II, 87–8

fatality on board Skandi Pacific, 85–6

Market research, 188

Mayday call, 74

McDougall, James, 184

McNamara, Colin, 23

Media activity, 55

MV Sage Sagittarius, 183

N

Nagy, Nat, 22

National Disability Strategy 2010–20, 190

New Zealand, 53, 127

Civil Aviation Authority, 184

Transport Accident Investigation Commission, 44

‘No blame’ investigations, 26, 40

Norfolk Island Airport, 170

O

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

website, 190

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), 43–4

Organisational culture, 177–8

Organisational Development team, 174–5

Outcome 1, 197

expenses, 197

P

Papua New Guinea

Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), 53, 170

cooperation and capability building, 53

Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Transport Sector, 52, 53

People’s Republic of China, 53, 127

Performance

analysis of, 36

at a glance, 36

criteria, results against, 35–6

key indicators, against, 37–8

Police

Australian Federal Police, 183

New South Wales Police Force, 183

Procurement

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 180

small business, supporting, 181

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), 27, 171, 173, 195

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, 173

Public Service Act 1999, 195

Q

Queensland Rail, 84

R

Rail, 4, 15

ATSB, 15

expanded role, 45

recommendations closed in 2016–17, 108

broad hierarchy, 29

Chief Commissioner’s review, 4

confidential reporting, 43–4

ground based warning system, 43

investigations, 40, 81–4

responses to safety issues identified in 2016–17, 102–4

safety recommendations, 113–14

Rail investigations, 40

derailment of freight train, 83–4

level crossing collision between freight train and road-train truck, 81–2

Regional cooperation/engagement, 52–3

Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), 122–3

safety analysis, 50–1

REPCON scheme, 16, 41

aviation, 42

marine, 43

rail, 43–4

Reporting, 13, 27–31, 41

confidential, 16, 41–4

Republic of Korea, 53, 127

Research reports, 41

Risk management, 173

Robertson, Peter, 24

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, 170

S

Safety actions, 104

Safety advisory notice (SAN), 92

number of, 104

released in 2016–17, 114–15

Safety awareness

fostering, 26, 52

Safety data recording, 26, 46

Safety issues

2016–17, identified in

KPI status, 95

number of, 94

responses to, 96–104

ATSB investigations, identified in, 94

critical, 93

formal, 92–3

other, 93

Safety recommendations

aviation, 109–12

issue of, 92

marine, 112–13

number of, 104

rail, 113–14

released in 2016–17, 104, 109–15

SafetyWatch, 54

Salary rates, 177

Sangston, Ian, 24

Saudi Arabia, 53

Singapore, 53, 127

Skandi Pacific, 85–6

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

procurement initiatives to support, 181

Social media, use of, 54, 130–1

Spirit of Tasmania II, 87

Staffing profile, 176–7

Indigenous employees, 177

Statistics, 41

Sydney Airport, 76–8

T

Taiwan, 53

Technical analysis, 15, 44

Thailand, 53, 127

Thormodsson, Thor, 135

Tiger Moth aircraft

in-flight break-up, 184

Training and development, 179

Transport safety executive director, 22

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act), 92, 170, 195

reporting, 27

section 3, 192

section 12AA, 192, 195

section 63A, 27

Transport Safety Investigation Diplomas, 179

Transport Safety Investigation Regulations 2003, 28

TT-Line Company, 87–8

Twitter account, 54, 131

U

United Kingdom

Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), 78, 124

Civil Aviation Authority, 184

V

Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne), 88

Vietnam, 53, 127

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, 76, 128

W

Walsh, Carolyn, 22

Wildlife struck by aircraft, 46–7

Work health and safety, 188

Work Health and Safety Act 2011, 188

Y

YouTube channel, 54