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Justice Angus Stewart said that “to proceed with the cruise carried a significant risk of a coronavirus outbreak, with possible disastrous consequences, yet they proceeded regardless”.

Ruby Princess liner negligent, misleading in COVID-19 trip

Justice Angus Stewart found the cruise company knew, or ought to have known, about the heightened risk of COVID-19 infection.

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  • Maeve Bannister

This Month

Bill Wavish’s bid to join the board will be put to a vote at the annual general meeting.

‘Independent’ Wavish and Mathieson jnr share a stiff drink

Hours after declaring his lack of “close personal ties” to the Mathiesons, Wavish and Mathieson jnr arrived together at a Dan Murphy’s whiskey tasting.

  • Myriam Robin
Avalon Airport CEO Tony Brun on Friday.

Western Sydney ‘not the centre of the universe’, says Avalon Airport

The airport wants a small investment in a rail fix, and the same guarantees around air traffic control and other services the government is offering the Aerotropolis.

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  • Ayesha de Kretser
Bob Oatley’s children Sandy, Rosalind and Ian  are considering a sale of Hamilton Island.

Oatley family empire carve-up starts with vineyards

The heirs to a fortune assembled by Bob Oatley are already attempting to sell Hamilton Island, their largest asset, for more than $1 billion.

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  • Primrose Riordan


FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, a Ryanair jetplane parks at the airport in Weeze, Germany. Ryanair has sought to deflect criticism Friday, Oct. 26 about its handling of a racially charged dispute on one of its flights by releasing letters showing that it swiftly apologized to the victim and referred the matter to police. The move comes as the man who directed racial slurs at a fellow passenger denied being a racist and apologized to the woman he berated on a flight from Barcelona to London's Stansted Airport.
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Italy’s probe against Ryanair escalates tensions with airlines

Italy’s competition authority has opened a probe into Ryanair’s market position in the country, further escalating tensions between the Irish budget carrier and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s government.

  • Alberto Brambilla
Bob Oatley’s children Sandy, Rosalind and Ian Oatley are considering a sale of Hamilton Island.

Malaysian billionaires eye a bid for Hamilton Island

Not every sibling in the wealthy Oatley family is as enthusiastic to sell the prized asset purchased by Bob Oatley, the legendary sailor who died in 2016.

  • Primrose Riordan
Burning Man 2023: a utopia of mud and dreams.

For these investment bankers, adversity at Burning Man is the point

“There’s no ability to simply buy your way out of anything...which is half the experience,” says one Australian attendee.

  • Samantha Hutchinson and Tess Bennett
THL is starting trials of electric campervans in December.

Britz and Maui campervan rentals boss backs more Qatar flights

THL, with 7233 motorhome rental vehicles under the Maui, Apollo and Britz brands, is also trialling electric campervans from December.

  • Simon Evans
Webjet boss John Guscic told shareholders last week his business will have higher market share, lower costs and greater profitabilitYy as conditions normalise.

Why Webjet is using revenge travel cash to buy back pandemic-era funds

The travel bookings group has had a boom and bust few years. It is booming again, and thinking about cleaning up its capital structure.

  • Anthony Macdonald

How to take a Gen X gap year

Dreaming of a midlife gap year overseas? Here’s what you need to do before jetting off.

  • Andrew Hobbs


Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner is getting more bang for his buck with staff.

Flight Centre gets 52pc more out of each employee

Flight Centre has found a way to do more with less, proving it didn’t waste its crisis moment. Other companies are now scrambling to find ways to boost productivity.

  • Anthony Macdonald
Flight Centre chief executive Graham Turner.

Flight Centre reinstates dividend as earnings and sales soar

The diversified travel agent has started the 2024 financial year strongly and will return capital to shareholders that supported the company through COVID-19.

  • Ayesha de Kretser