Qantas plays (dirty) politics

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  1. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    Qantas linked to Fiji anti-union decree

    The Federal Government is calling on Qantas to explain its role in an anti-union crackdown by Fiji's military government.
    Documents appear to show a company part-owned by Qantas, Air Pacific, paid for the drafting of Fiji's new Emergency Industries (Employment) decree.
    Qantas owns 46 per cent of the Fijian airline, which is accused of paying a US law firm to draft Fiji's new decree which bans unionism in some sectors.
    The decree has been widely condemned by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and human rights groups.
    Two Qantas directors also sit on the board of Air Pacific, which is 51-per-cent owned by the Fijian government.

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  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

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