Following a recommendation of the 1995 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Transport Communications and Infrastructure report, Plane Safe Inquiry Into Aviation Safety: The Commuter and General Aviation Sectors (by Parliamentarian and former Transport Minister, Mr Peter Morris), it was decided that an aviation safety rating brochure should be published. This was duly done in May 1998.
However after I resigned as CASA Chairman, the brochures were shredded and are no longer available. This was because some people in the bureaucracy did not believe that the public should be told that there are quite different levels of safety set by Government regulators depending on the number of people who are in the aircraft. Also, ticket prices can reflect safety levels, i.e. don't always go with the cheapest ticket price because that airline, most likely, spends far less on safety.
Because of this I have made the text of the brochure available, and it can also be printed easily from the following link:
· Aviation Safety Information for Passengers Flying on Scheduled Air Services in Australia. (1Mb)
Also, to gain extra information on the safety ratings of airlines I suggest you look at this website: