E&OE TRANSCRIPTDOORSTOP INTERVIEWPARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRAMONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2020 SUBJECTS: Qantas workers; Australia-China relationship; insecure work; ANAO; safe lending.  CATHERINE KING, SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 15 minutes ago, Qantas announced that it is now making 2,000 of its ground crew redundant. It has finalised the internal process to see whether they are going
Today’s announcement from Qantas is the latest result of the Morrison Government’s failure to plan for Australia’s aviation industry. Labor’s thoughts are with Qantas’s 2,000 workers and their families on what will be a very difficult day. Coming only months after the loss of 6,000 jobs at the airline, this will be another blow for
The International Air Transport Association, the global body representing 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic, has joined with the International Transport Workers’ Federation in calling on governments around the world to “prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry” and deliver a long-term plan for the future of the stricken sector. Labor will
After the Morrison Government’s comprehensive failure to support Australian aviation and plan for the future of this essential industry, Labor has today initiated a Senate inquiry to understand what the COVID-19 pandemic will mean for the future of Australia’s aviation sector. The inquiry will also be able to examine the support offered – or not