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Todd Sampson might be the first early departure at Qantas for some time.

Future Fund to vote against Qantas director Todd Sampson

The sovereign wealth fund, and other large investors in the airline, will not support the re-election of the advertising executive to the airline’s board.

  • Ayesha de Kretser and John Kehoe


Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.

Corporate Travel hired for Israel evacuation work

The travel agency also promised shareholders a $100 million share buyback at its AGM on Wednesday.

  • Liam Walsh

This Month

The country’s biggest airport has asked the government to match the terms it is offering at Western Sydney to reduce emissions and noise.

Let us land planes more quietly, efficiently: Sydney Airport

The country’s biggest airport has asked the government to match the terms it is offering at Western Sydney to reduce emissions and noise.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier (left) and Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, sit in the economy-class cabin.

Qatar exec departure could clear the air for fresh landing rights bid

The outgoing CEO is no stranger to controversy, having built the airline into a globally significant force during his lengthy tenure.

  • Ayesha de Kretser

After slow start, EV sales pick up speed

The recent jump in sales of electric vehicles comes before the full effects of new lower-cost Chinese models for less than $40,000 are felt.

  • Tony Davis
Months of negotiations have failed to secure a new pay deal for Virgin ground staff.

Virgin ground crew step towards strike for new pay deal

Ground crew could walk off the job by mid-November, with cabin crew and pilots not far behind them as pay talks sour at Virgin Australia.

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  • Ayesha de Kretser
Qatar lobbyist Eamonn Fitzpatrick was in enemy territory last week.

Qatar lobbyist spotted in Qantas Chairman’s Lounge

Eamonn Fitzpatrick went deep behind enemy lines, and didn’t pass unnoticed.

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  • Myriam Robin
Airfares are once again set to rise as hopes that oil prices will fall are dashed by war in the Middle East.

Qantas airfares set to rise as oil prices near $US100 a barrel

Passengers will pay more for airfares from October 27, but Qantas will continue to bear some of the pain of rising fuel costs.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Qantas board faces a fiery November 3 AGM.

Qantas exec pay, Hudson bonus plan, face backlash

Proxy advisers have unanimously recommended investors vote against the Qantas pay resolution in a protest against Alan Joyce’s performance.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Todd Sampson is the latest Qantas director to feel the heat from investors.

Proxy firm tells Qantas investors to vote against Sampson

Marketing guru Todd Sampson is the next Qantas director who could feel the ire of shareholders at the company’s annual meeting next month.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Treasurer Jim Chalmers leads the aviation monitoring backflip as Labor refocuses on the economy.

Labor backflips on aviation monitoring after Qantas drops opposition

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has reinstated the ACCC’s monitoring powers just weeks after the PM declared Australia had the most competitive aviation market “bar none”.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Brad Banducci has been Wollies CEO since 2016.

Brad Banducci on Qantas investors’ wishlist for chair

Woolworth’s share price has doubled since Banducci took the reins, beating ASX 200’s 45 per cent rise over the same period.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Jayne Hrdlicka.

Virgin Australia’s key IPO exec resigns

Virgin Australia’s chief development officer David Marr, tasked with leading the airline’s IPO plans, has stepped down from the role.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Qantas loyalty boss Olivia Wirth will bring a strong background in customer analytics to the board of Myer.

Qantas loyalty boss Olivia Wirth to depart, ex-PwC exec to head HR

Qantas will start the search for a new head of loyalty after former CEO contender Olivia Wirth said she would leave the airline in February.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Australian officials at Ben Gurion Airport ahead of a repatriation flight to London.

Australia cancels evacuation flight out of Israel

Foreign Minister Penny Wong says the government has helped 850 Australians leave Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. It is in touch with another 1500, some of whom may stay.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
If looks could kill: Vanessa Hudson looked clearly embarrassed by Qantas chief legal counsel Andrew Finch at the Senate Inquiry.

Out with the old: who will survive the Qantas board shake-up?

As the search for a new chairman gathers speed, Vanessa Hudson will have her work cut out for her restoring the airline’s performance.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
TrueGreen last fronted investors in March.

EV bus outfit TrueGreen Mobility preps $100m raise; MA Moelis mandated

Preparations for the capital markets trip come 2½ months after it acquired coach charter company North Sydney Bus Charters.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Qatar and Virgin have a strategic alliance.

Virgin and partner Qatar Airways offer help for Aussie evacuation

Qatar Airways has put forward an “open offer” of assistance after Qantas said it would run two flights on Friday and Monday. Under new chief executive Vanessa Hudson Qantas repatriation flights are now free of charge.

  • Ayesha de Kretser
Outgoing Qantas chairman Richard Goyder.

Richard Goyder’s Qantas pantomime swansong

The Qantas chairman has elected to take an excruciating route to the inevitable.

  • Joe Aston
Richard Goyder will step down as Qantas chairman in November 2024.

Richard Goyder finally goes, with one vital task to come

The Qantas chairman finally got the message. But by retiring now, and sticking around for another year, he can help stabilise the company and find a new chairman. 

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  • James Thomson