Committee recommends more reviews
A Senate inquiry into Federal Transport Minister Catherine King’s rejection of extra flights for Qatar Airways into Australia has recommended an “immediate review” of the decision. This came about after questions were asked about the government’s relationship with Qantas and whether they made the call to protect our national carrier from competition. The Senate committee didn’t come to a conclusion on that point after grilling Qantas execs, experts and bureaucrats, but it did recommend that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission take a look at anti-competitive behaviour in the industry. In total, 10 recommendations were made, including that the committee remain on standby for former Qantas boss Alan Joyce to front up and answer questions in the future. King is yet to respond to the committee’s findings.
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