Release

Airservices welcomes independent scrutiny

28 Sep 2015

Airservices is a regulated safety critical organisation that continues to welcome independent scrutiny.

Airservices Acting Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield said Airservices welcomes continual scrutiny by not only the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) but also by other external agencies and regulators that regularly audit and review Airservices.

“Being independently scrutinised is not only good governance, but also good practice,” Mr Harfield said.

“Statements made in The Australian newspaper today suggesting there is a ‘secret’ review are false and misleading, and are not representative of the regulatory environment in which Airservices operates.

“Further, as a Government owned entity, we are subject to ongoing oversight and audit by the ANAO through their financial statement assurance audit programme,” Mr Harfield said.