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Cracks appearing in Qantas sale push: Bandt

Adam Bandt MP today said that the Greens' Senate inquiry into Qantas had been vindicated by the evidence presented to it this week.

"The evidence presented by unions and Qantas has vindicated the Greens' call to oppose the repeal of Part 3 of the Qantas Sale Act and establish this Senate inquiry", said Mr Bandt.

"Shining a light on Qantas' activities has, if anything, made the Greens even more concerned about the airline and even more determined to keep it as a genuine national carrier.

"First Alan Joyce refused to rule out off-shoring more jobs, on top of the 5,000 already proposed.

 "This was followed by deeply troubling allegations about flawed safety procedures, which it was suggested were the result of off-shoring maintenance practices to cut costs.

 "Tony Abbott's answer is to offshore Qantas and jobs, when we should be hanging onto what was once arguably the world's safest and most respected airline brand.

 "The Greens will continue to hold Qantas and the Government to account as we find a way to keep Qantas jobs on-shore and to keep Qantas our national carrier," said Mr Bandt.


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