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Senate considers critical Qantas/Jetstar issues this Monday

Ben Sandilands February 5, 2012 10 Comments

The possibility that Jetstar has regularly broken Australian immigration laws by bringing in foreign flight attendants on long daily rosters to work domestic flights is one of the key issues before a resumed Senate committee hearing in Canberra this Monday morning. The committee met twice last November to consider two bills, one concerning flight crew […]

Poll shows support for stronger Qantas Sale Act

Ben Sandilands November 24, 2011 6 Comments

The Qantas long haul pilots have been compelled to stop voicing their opinion about the off-shoring of the airline through a campaign of in-flight announcements, but that doesn’t extend to suppressing their engaging in public opinion polling, such as one released this morning showing strong support for a strengthening of the 1992 Qantas Sale Act. […]

Qantas 747 engine failures raised at Senate inquiry

Ben Sandilands November 5, 2011 17 Comments

The alarming failure rate of Rolls-Royce RB211 engines fitted to most Qantas 747-400s was raised at yesterday’s Senate committee hearings into the Qantas Still Call Australia Home bill which has been sponsored by Greens leader Senator Bob Brown and the independent Senator Nick Xenophon. According to the data I’ve seen only 23 out of the […]

Greens risk their own votes in call for a Very Fast Train

Greens risk their own votes in call for a Very Fast Train

Ben Sandilands April 25, 2010 17 Comments

In political terms, Senator Bob Brown’s call for a new study on a VFT or very fast train between Melbourne-Canberra-Sydney risks provoking some fierce green negativity. However it probably says something about the chances for that issue getting an airing that since Friday when he launched the proposal it has vanished into media invisibility, thanks […]