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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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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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Aviation

Another Qantas plane cops damage due to baggage vehicle crash, this time with passengers on board

The latest incident has prompted a stinging retort from Qantas, with the airline accusing the TWU of “pointing fingers and getting the basic facts wrong”.

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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 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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Aviation

New aircraft, more jobs and a bigger network: Virgin Australia fast-tracks growth plans

Virgin boss Jayne Hrdlicka trekked to a cabin crew training school in Brisbane this morn to deliver this very important update.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Tourism

Tourism industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer

Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.

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