Michael Kaine

Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Tourism

“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry

Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.

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Aviation

Federal Court rejects Qantas’ attempt to “delay” reinstatement and compensation for outsourced workers

by Ali Coulton

The court decided to proceed with remedy hearings, despite Qantas’ attempt to throw a spanner in the works. However, it appears said spanner wasn’t quite big enough.

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Aviation

Virgin and Rex follow Qantas in standing down staff

The bosses of Virgin and Rex are both flipping the bird at COVID after being forced to stand down staff.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to introduce new domestic services, as pilots vote in favour of new enterprise deal

Here’s some good news not only for people who fly with Virgin, but also those who actually navigate the aircraft.

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Aviation

“Clearly the last thing we want to do”: Qantas and Jetstar to stand down 2,500 staff

Sadly, the ongoing impact from the Greater Sydney lockdown has forced Alan Joyce’s hand.

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Aviation

Court rules Qantas used COVID-19 as “opportunity” to axe employees

The TWU has claimed victory over the flying kangaroo in its stoush over the outsourcing of around 2,000 ground-handling operators.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Aviation

Hundreds of passengers urged to isolate after Virgin Australia crew member tests positive for COVID-19

The crew member worked on five flights between major cities across three states while they were believed to be infectious.

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Aviation

Union calls for safety investigation after baggage vehicle crashes into Qantas plane

by Ali Coulton

The Transport Workers’ Union is blaming the incident, alongside a string of others, on the national carrier’s decision to outsource its ground crew.

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Aviation

Qantas slashes agent commissions, while Virgin goes on hiring spree

The flying kangaroo announced it will cut agent commissions on international tickets, amid a spate of job cuts and a wage freeze, in its latest market update.

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Aviation

Qantas and Jetstar headquarters to stay put, but flying kangaroo’s JAL alliance in doubt

Qantas and Jetstar staff are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after facing the prospect of having to move interstate and – god forbid – barrack for another footy team.

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