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The twin towers fall, Ansett collapses, Qantas gets kicked from 2001 to 2007 overnight

The twin towers fall, Ansett collapses, Qantas gets kicked from 2001 to 2007 overnight

This is the 4th and final extract from an Ansett dossier in a series of articles about the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the airline on 14 September 2001 Article 1 is The Twin disasters of September 2001 Article 2 is Extracts from the Ansett files, before the towers fell Article 3 is The […]

The Ansett diary: Pacific Star or Australian Star?

The Ansett diary: Pacific Star or Australian Star?

This is the third in a series of articles marking the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Ansett Airlines on 14 September 2001 Article one is The twin disasters of September 2001 Articles two is Extracts from the Ansett files, before the towers fell 5 September 2001, the morning after the cheque ripping incident, is […]

Extracts from the Ansett files, before the towers fell

Extracts from the Ansett files, before the towers fell

In the days immediately before Ansett’s first receivers padlocked the terminals on the morning of 14 September 2001, even before the last midnight horror from Perth to Sydney could unload its passengers,  it became clear to everyone, even those who were in denial, that the airline was in severe crisis. Ansett was 100% owned by […]

A sarcastic and opinionated look at air space reform

A sarcastic and opinionated look at air space reform

With no certainty at this stage as to which miserably mean spirited and visionless conservative party will win the August 21 election, it might be reasonable to tidy up a critical element in the radar and air space controversy that Dick Smith recently ignited. The central issue is that of dragging Australia into world’s best […]