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Huh! Truss says 2nd Sydney Airport won’t grow all that much

Incredulity Anyone familiar with the history of trade negotiations and air traffic treaties in Australia would wonder why someone who would know those processes as well as the National Party leader and deputy PM Warren Truss said what he was reported as saying about Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek yesterday.

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Clock to start soon on 2nd Sydney Airport monopoly rort talks

Will Sydney Airport exercise its right to screw the city by controlling its second airport? The clock on a screw-non screw decision starts ticking in the official consultative process on 30 September

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Tigerair forces Sydney Airport to reverse its terminal decline

Sydney Airport has blinked after Tigerair sought relief from its inaction over improved access to the T2 domestic terminal shared with its major stakeholder Virgin Australia and low cost carrier competitor Jetstar.

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Tigerair attacks Sydney Airport’s T2 terminal condition

What happens when a monopoly service provider marginalises a new competitor’s access to an airport? Sydney Airport and Tigerair are about to find out

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Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

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Sydney Airport signals U-turn in favour of monopoly rights

One of the least business friendly policy settings of the Howard Government when it sold off Sydney Airport to a private consortium in 2002 with future monopoly rights over any competing future airport is lurching toward realisation.

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Jetstar gets RNP at Sunshine Coast, Sydney Airport more buses

There is a connection between Jetstar inaugurating the Sunshine Coast Airport’s RNP precision approach system today, and Sydney Airport hailing new and extra bus services. It’s common sense.

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Second Sydney Airport delivers integrity lesson to TTF lobby

There is an important lesson in integrity for the Tourism and Transport Forum to be drawn from today’s Sydney Morning Herald report on the catalyst a second Sydney Airport would be for the western half of its metropolitan sprawl.

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Lobby group makes 1st Sydney Airport more important than 2nd

Analysis The Tourism and Transport Forum has issued a statement which no doubt entirely coincidentally makes the interests of its supporter, the existing Sydney Airport, more important than getting on with the job of building the much needed 2nd Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.

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Sydney and Brisbane airport issues flare again

A $5 per passenger light rail shuttle between one side of Sydney Airport’s terminal shambles and the other would make more money than either Qantas or Virgin are going to make out of flying for the foreseeable future

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Did Sydney Airport’s owners buy city’s economic future for $5.6 bn?

Opinion When Sydney Airport was privatised for $5.6 billion in 2002, what power did the new owners purchase over the economic future of Australia’s largest city?

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Truss: Richmond no answer to Sydney Airport problems

The new Minister for Airports, Warren Truss, has hosed down a reported split in the Coalition government over the site for a 2nd Sydney Airport, and repudiated claims that he is pushing for the Richmond RAAF base over Badgerys Creek for the location.

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Coalition ‘dogfight’ fires up over 2nd Sydney Airport

Not to allow Brisbane Airport to knock Sydney Airport’s fiascos off page one, the Telegraph has struck back with a report suggesting National party leader Warren Truss is outnumbered in opposing a second airport at Badgerys Creek by none other than the previously uncommitted Prime Minister Tony Abbott joining Treasurer Joe Hockey in supporting it [...]

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Sydney’s west? Is it really on Sydney east’s map?

There is a paragraph in another interesting story about the need for immediate action on a 2nd Sydney Airport that sums up a major problem with a renewed call, this time by Barry Murphy, a former CEO of the Federal Airports Corporation, for an unequivocal declaration that it will be at Badgerys Creek.

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Max the Axe continues to rubbish Sydney’s airport needs

Putting aside the possibility that it was a faux Max Moore-Wilton that spoke to 2GB yesterday and repeated absurd claims about Sydney Airport’s capacity, his comments are grossly insulting to those who may take their business out of Sydney because of his airport’s chronic inability to provide the entire Sydney basin with reliable air transport [...]

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REX expansion adds to pressure on Sydney Airport

Call it crazy, but REX ain’t leaving Sydney Airport, and there is a solution to keeping promises to the bush and making the airport work more efficiently.

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Singapore sends Sydney an airport reminder

While we continue to get nonsense from the NSW government and the federal government and opposition in their evasions concerning the Sydney Airport crisis, a memo, in effect has arrived from Singapore. The city state is doubling the size of its airport, to handle more than 100 million passengers a year in the coming decade

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Sydney Airport now wants Badgery’s but only when it suits it not us

Max Moore-Wilton is eating his words on a 2nd Sydney Airport, but has wedged Labor to a T (ouch) by backing Badgery’s Creek. Medich Place may be in uproar this morning!

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