Any bush lawyers understand how Jetstar is able to operate internationally and not breach the sale act?
QANTAS SALE ACT 1992 No. 196, 1992 - SECT 7 Qantas' articles of association to include certain provisions 7.(1) The articles of association of Qantas ....snip......
(e) prohibit Qantas from taking any action to bring about a change of its company name to a name that does not include the expression "Qantas"; and
(f) prohibit Qantas from conducting scheduled international air transport passenger services under a name other than:
(i) its company name; or
(ii) a registered business name that includes the expression "Qantas";
I know they have recently added the tag "A Qantas Group Airline" but I don't believe this is part of their registered buisness name. If the situation is in breach of the sales act then who would be responsible and what action should follow?
If JetStar is a separate entity ,does that not then mean that JetStar "international" pilots are automatically covered by AIPA as per a High Court decision a few years ago? Can't have it both ways, icarus old bean!
Would it make any difference if they were covered by AIPA. Whilst we expected the ARG to have taken some time to settle in, how long is enough? It's time one would think for some runs on the board for the members.
Have they gone the same way as previous AIPA Com's?
It seams the members are screaming in a vacuum, no one hears them.
How can it be that no one in government or opposition has picked up on or been made aware of this clear breach of the sales act?
Question one is a gray area and the most important.
Is Jetstar truly autonomous? Consider the announcement of the 787. Who announced they were buying them? Qantas management.
Who decides to which airline they are going? Qantas management.
Who did Boeing deal with when they bought the aircraft? Qantas management.
Did Boeing give Qantas the Qantas price or the Jetstar price? Most probably the Qantas price?
Does Jetstar get the Qantas price for fuel or the Jetstar price for fuel? Answer, the Qantas price.
Jetstar doesn't scratch itself without referring to Qantas senior management with regard to routes flown. Jetstar is not like a OneWorld airline like Cathay or BA where they compete on the same routes. Part of Jetstars charter is that it never competes directly with Qantas.
what it also means is that Qantas or APA can sell off Jetstar anytime without breaching any of the laws as Jetstar is considered a separate company... Will APA sell off loss making ventures? You only have to look at their history of company aquistions, thats all they do....segmentate the business and sell off the parts they think are not profitable...
So now the gameplan becomes obvious. 1. Grow the j* subsidiary rapidly. 2. Block SQ for another 2 to 3 years across the pacific, 3. sell j* to SQ or EK. 4. j* sale profit $$$ ---> mac, allco, tpg, onex et al 5. Sell mainline back to public.
Simple. The crucial bit here is that j* can gain utilise "Qantas Group" international rights, without being subject to the Qantas sale act. See the QF IASC variation HERE Regulatory arbitrage.
Last edited by freddyKrueger; 15th Feb 2007 at 21:25.
Reason: Added IASC bit
Freddy K I think you are right. That seems to be why Air NZ bought Ansett. Despite the supposed trans Tasman agreement the only way Air NZ could get operating in Australia was to buy Ansett. And they paid lots for it. This sort of thing may happen again.
Yea, verily. We live in the land of the underarm bowlers.
So it’s of to the courts again, spend our union subs for more attacks on Jetstar, while at the same time trying to get more of the Jetstar pilots to join AIPA.I fear our esteemed leader is going around and around in circles so fast his head is about to disappear up his own arse.
TCOB you are off the mark with the management wannabe / Wayne dig. Plenty of pilots disagree with the direction of ‘NEW’ APIA. The attacks against Jetstar are not achieving anything other than building up resentment between Mainline and Jetstar.
GD: So Chris, how is our plan progressing with the pilot body?
CM: Great, pilots have evolved into little groups, either attacking each other or ignoring each other. There is no positive talk going on, only more attacks and court action. They are either so distracted or worn out from continual dysfunction that they have lost sight of the big picture.
GD: OK, time to move into overdrive with operation shaft.
All this talk of using the Qantas sale act to limit the bleeding to Jetstar ignores the fact that we happily operated Australian Airlines for years over international routes. A dangerous precedent one would think. So while we are in the business of sticking it to the Jetstar international pilots, how about providing a ready supply of swords for the Australian Airlines pilots to fall on.