August 10, 1992 |
Australia Reaffirms Intent to Sell Airlines: The Australian government remains committed to the sale of its two airlines--international carrier Qantas Airways and domestic carrier Australian Airlines--despite opposition from within the ruling Labor Party, government officials said.
June 8, 1992
Another sympathetic story of a false and faithless Roman Catholic priest, accompanied by a showy photo? Why? Having gladly accepted and profited from years of training, Terry Sweeney then turns against the church that nourished him, turns up his libido, and wants no less than that the church accommodate him and his ilk. What appalling, nauseating chutzpah.
March 9, 1992 |
New Buyers Sought for Airlines: The government is seeking new buyers for its national carrier Qantas and the domestic line Australian Airlines in the wake of sweeping aviation reforms announced last week. The government last week placed advertisements in major newspapers in a second attempt to attract potential foreign and domestic buyers, indicating that the airlines could be a more attractive investment because of the changes.
February 17, 1992 |
The government of Australia is about to shake up the nation's airline industry. The new prime minister, Paul Keating, is working on a restructuring plan aimed at increasing competition. Although the new plan may not be presented until the end of February, industry analysts say it might involve treating the Australian and New Zealand skies as a single market.
August 11, 1991 |
Discount fares for round-trip flights within Australia are now being offered by Australian Airlines. The "Blue Roo" fares knock 35% to 40% off regular round-trip economy rates on such major routes as Sydney to Cairns (normally about $350, discounted to $203), Adelaide (normally $239, discounted to $145), Perth ($442, $272) or Melbourne ($175, $107); Cairns-Darwin ($303, $184), and Melbourne-Hobart ($162, $106).
September 24, 1990 |
The governing Labor Party today approved sweeping policy changes that pave the way for competition in telecommunications and the sale of the two state airlines. The issue of privatization had threatened to split the party, which officially had opposed any efforts to sell off government-owned enterprises. The most divisive issue, particularly among unions, has been telecommunications. A number of foreign companies have expressed interest in entering the Australian communications market.