- Dec 6, 2004
Interesting comment from Mr Truss. Pity the government had not "reached some firm views" and felt a little more protective of airline industry jobs back in 2001 when AN was going under. :evil:theaustralian.news.com.au said:Emirates faces turbulence from Truss
Steve Creedy, Aviation writer
June 19, 2006
ATTEMPTS by Dubai-based airline Emirates to get more access on key Australian routes this week may face an uphill battle in the face of hardening government support for home-grown carriers.
Transport Minister Warren Truss warned last week that the Government would protect Australian airlines and said free trade in aviation remained "a far-off goal".
Mr Truss told a conference in Canberra that the Government had reached some firm views on the importance of the Australian aviation industry. Describing Australian airlines as some of the most efficient and innovative in the world, Mr Truss said they provided more than 40,000 jobs and were among the biggest trainers and employers of skilled workers.