- Dec 6, 2004
I may be wrong, but I feel that while this will be helpful, it probably only postpones the inevitable.theage.com.au said:Tax break to keep Qantas jobs here
By Katharine Murphy, Canberra
May 9, 2006
THE HOWARD Government will intensify pressure on Qantas to keep its 2000 heavy maintenance jobs in Australia by making it cheaper for the national carrier to service its fleet onshore. Today's budget will include a Government commitment to scrap the tariff Australian airlines pay on aircraft parts.
Axing the tariff will help all airlines, but it will boost the dominant player Qantas' competitiveness and make it more attractive for the airline to keep its maintenance facilities and workers in Australia.