Qantas' future as a strong national carrier supporting jobs in Australia

27 March 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-975-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 352KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 13KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 26KB)

Referral of inquiry 
Conduct of inquiry
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key matters raised in evidence (PDF 157KB)

Australia's aviation sector
Qantas ownership arrangements
Capacity and competition growth
Qantas' management strategy
Qantas' $2 billion cost reductions
Potential impact on Australian jobs arising from repeal of Part 3 of the Sale Act
Australian aviation maintenance jobs, aircraft safety and the future of Australia's maintenance capability
A national carrier in the national interest
A debt guarantee
Committee view

Coalition Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 27KB)

Matters for consideration
Options for consideration

Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 40KB)

Opening Statement
The Importance of Qantas
Qantas management
The international aviation sector
The options for Government assistance

Senator Nick Xenophon - Dissenting Report (PDF 61KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 15KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811