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“The new ministry is well informed and ready to support tourism’s future”: Peak industry bodies welcome Australia’s new PM

Travel Weekly’s editor spent her Sunday morning shushing the cheering crowd at Marrickville Library as Albo posed out the front for this photo op. He’s lucky he has a cute dog or she may have had to get the librarians involved.

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Federal budget “fails the pub test” as financial support nixed for marketing spend leaves aviation and hospo behind

We assume the accompanying image encapsulates treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s response after reading what the travel industry had to say about his grand plan.

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Aviation

Pilot accused of murdering elderly campers mounts unfair dismissal claim against Jetstar

Greg Lynn is taking legal action to challenge his recent dismissal from the airline, but Jetstar says he wouldn’t be able to fulfil his duties anyway.

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Aviation

Majority of cabin crew will need new jobs if Qantas scraps agreement, according to union survey

New research has revealed the extent of the financial and mental toll on airline workers after two years of stand-downs alongside the airline’s threat to slash their pay almost in half.

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Qantas threatens to slash cabin crew wages by “almost half” in latest union pay row

by Ali Coulton

The national carrier is once again facing condemnation from unions after applying to scrap its long-haul crew contract in an effort to “push through” a new deal.

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Aviation

Union survey reveals transport workers asked to return while COVID positive

Workers who answered the survey, which included passenger transport and aviation workers, are also calling for free RATs. That’s rapid antigen tests, not rodents as we first assumed.

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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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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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