'My decision absolutely': Joyce

Nick Falconer

QANTAS boss Alan Joyce has told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed legislative changes would limit the airline's plans to expand into Asia and as a result would cost jobs.

The Senate's transport committee is examining a bill, sponsored by independent senator Nick Xenophon and the Australian Green's leader Bob Brown, which would ensure Qantas maintained its principal operational centre in Australia.

Mr Joyce kicked off the hearing in Canberra today by stating that nothing Qantas was doing now contravened the existing Qantas Sale Act.

"The bill being proposed would not do more to protect Australia's Qantas," he said.

"It would not protect Australian jobs and it would have the opposite effect."

Read more on the Brisbane Times

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