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    'Extreme capitalism' - Dick Smith slams Coles boss

    September 27

    Coles boss Ian McLeod is destroying the livelihoods of Australian farmers and wiping them out with a "new form of extreme capitalism", entrepreneur Dick Smith says.

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    IATA Raised Its 2011 Profit Expectation

    September 20

    The International Air Transport Association has upgraded its profit forecast for this calendar year by more than 70 per cent to $US6.9bn, after the global economic gloom failed to stop people from flying.

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    TWU targets Warren Truss over safe rates claims

    September 09

    Nationals leader Warren Truss’s criticism of safe rates has drawn the ire of the union movement amid contested accusations the Australian Trucking Association is briefing the political veteran to oppose the reforms. 

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    71 per cent, $2m pay hike for Qantas boss

    September 08

    The dark arts of accounting standards have awarded Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce a pay rise and a pay cut in the same year.

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    US authorities prepared to downgrade Australia's air safety rating: cable

    August 31

    The US Federal Aviation Administration was worried enough about the availability of trained air safety inspectors and excessive delegation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of regulatory functions to airlines that it considered downgrading Australia's safety rating in late 2009, according to a WikiLeaks cable. 

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    Qantas loses altitude due to brinkmanship

    August 27

    A balmy gust of early spring weather wafted across the city midweek, providing welcome respite from the stormy conditions on global financial markets in the past month.