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Qantas under investigation following cleaner’s suspension

Following news that ASIC would investigate Qantas, SafeWork NSW has launched a probe into the suspension of an aircraft cleaner who was employed by the national carrier.

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Former Qantas employee creates online jobs hub

As millions of Australians face sudden unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, an ex-Qantas employee has taken direct action.

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ASIC to investigate Virgin-Qantas stoush, as airlines jostle for billion-dollar bailouts

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you been eagerly awaiting an update on the tit-for-tat between Qantas and Virgin? Well, enjoy this drama-filled explainer in all its spiciness.

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Baggage handlers test positive for COVID-19 at Adelaide Airport

by Christian Fleetwood

Anyone who travelled through the airport over the past few days has been advised to wipe their luggage.

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ACCC allows Rex to coordinate flights with Qantas and Virgin

The move is welcome news for the regional carrier, which announced last week it will shut down all passenger services across the country, except for Queensland.

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Qantas secures funding, as analyst predicts airline could survive up to 11 months before cash dries up

Here’s a bit of news to enjoy about one of Australia’s airlines that thankfully doesn’t involve staff or capacity cuts.

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Row between Virgin and Qantas intensifies, as Scurrah calls for ACCC investigation

ACCC chair Rod Sims is set to don the deerstalker hat and monocle after Virgin’s boss wrote him a very angry letter.

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Air Tahiti Nui breaks record for world’s longest passenger flight due to COVID-19

As a result of American coronavirus travel restrictions, the French Polynesian airline has broken a world record by flying direct from Tahiti to France.

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“Now is not the time for rivalry”: Scurrah hits back at Joyce over Virgin nationalisation comments

Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah has hit back at his nemesis at Qantas over comments he made about potential government assistance for the Richard Branson-backed carrier.

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Australia to shut borders to tourists in expanded international travel ban

by Christian Fleetwood

From Friday evening, all non-citizens and non-residents of Australia will be banned from entering the country.

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Qantas to temporarily stand down majority of staff, ground all international flights

by Christian Fleetwood

The national carrier will suspend all scheduled overseas flights until at least the end of May as it assists with repatriation efforts.

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Government announces $715m relief package for airlines

by Christian Fleetwood

The announcement comes as Rex revealed it had “only weeks of reserves left” and that without government intervention, irreversible damage would occur across the industry.

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