Today the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) published for the first time a list of certified UAV operators. According to Brad Mason of Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc, this was a result of 2 years of lobbying.
There are many cases of uncertified operators operating UAVs without the required UAV Operator Certificate. In some cases, customers were misled into believing that these uncertified operators did possess an operator certificate.
Until now it was difficult for consumers to determine which operators were operating legally or illegally. This public register leaves illegal operators much more exposed and easily identifiable.
Be glad CASA is open and honest with the people they work for. I had a FOIA request in for almost 4 years asking for the U.S. list. Shameful!