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Old 4th Jun 2019, 07:15
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Even then it is in small letters too tj.
Happy audit week
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:25
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Given that TJ spelt the CEO’s name wrong when he sent an email company wide about PS being on ‘extended leave’, I guess it’s safe to say that grammar and spelling aren’t TJ’s strong suit 😂
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 09:27
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And when, trying to impress the Nauruans with his grasp of their language in announcing the new website, spelt 'thank you' as "Tuwba". As Kylie Mole would say - how embarrassment??

Where are you Specific Pie - gone to ground?

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Old 4th Jun 2019, 10:38
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@ dirtydownside - your comment of ‘who cares’ sounds like perhaps TJ or TM writing this. It’s hard to believe anyone else but one of them would write such a comment. Many peoples lives have been affected by the actions of the ‘C Suite’, their masterplan seems to be to bleed to company dry to line their own pockets. Look out to anyone who gets in their way. Their allegiance with certain incompetent staff who are still there causing chaos is baffling.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 13:14
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Originally Posted by ringbinder View Post
And when, trying to impress the Nauruans with his grasp of their language in announcing the new website, spelt 'thank you' as "Tuwba". As Kylie Minogue would say - how embarrassment??

Where are you Specific Pie - gone to ground?
ringbinder...

It was Kylie Mole.. she also goes she goes she goes... she just went...

Sorry for the thread drift.

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Old 5th Jun 2019, 21:48
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Good, thank you for the correction. Nearly thirty years since the series was shown has dimmed my memory but I knew Kylie Minogue was there somewhere. Kylie Minogue played the part of Rebecca, Kylie Mole's friend.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 07:41
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Get out.

Come to Fiji.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 13:54
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How many aircraft does Air Naru (or what ever they are called )) operate ?
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 20:54
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https://www.nauruair.com/about-us/our-fleet

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 06:35
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it is all in the paper Saturday Courier Mail page 57
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 06:39
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Interesting

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 07:16
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AA NOVA

Who has interest in AANova who have been hired to fix a perfectly functioning Flight Attendant group at the Airline. More wasted money
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 08:13
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Wow! What a day. Looking forward to the week ahead of damage control.
To those truley invested in the success of Nauru Airlines I can only offer my sympathy and support to you all.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 23:08
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it is all in the paper Saturday Courier Mail page 57
Behind a pay-wall on line. Can anyone post the relevant bits?
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 01:01
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Australia’s aviation regulator is investigating corporate dysfunction at Nauru Airlines

The problems inside Nauru Airlines, which oddly enough is headquartered in Brisbane, are a major source of concern

Anthony Marx, The Courier-Mail

June 7, 2019

AIRLINE DRAMA

Australia’s aviation regulator is investigating alarming allegations that a dysfunctional corporate culture is undermining the operations of Nauru Airlines.

The problems inside the carrier, which oddly enough is headquartered in Brisbane, are a major source of concern for the Federal Government, which accounts for about a quarter of its turnover as a result of the detention centre on the island.

The current contract is up for renewal next month.

City Beat has learned that recently-departed airline CEO Peter Sheehan, safety systems manager Brian Douglas and the chief pilot jointly wrote to CASA in May alleging breaches of the Civil Aviation Act with regard to clear and accountable decision making inside the organisation.

The letter claimed chairman Trevor Jensen had not allowed the CEO to do his job properly and presided over a toxic workplace environment where staff have been bullied, abused and are fearful of speaking up.

Sheehan went on indefinite leave in May, just a day after the letter was dispatched to CASA, and he has now retained lawyers to protect his interests.

Jensen denied any wrongdoing yesterday as it emerged that CASA had kicked off an audit of the airline this week.

“We cannot discuss internal staff issues, however can state categorically that our company is operated with good governance and with the highest levels of integrity,’’ Jensen said.

Following Sheehan’s exit, Jensen announced that he would take over the CEO’s role while still remaining chairman, avoiding a recruitment campaign for a replacement.

Jensen, a former Ansett staffer with multiple short stints at airlines around the world, was appointed in January last year and tapped a new bloke as CEO the following month.

That gent lasted only four months in the top job before Sheehan got the unadvertised gig. Sheehan started in July last year after Jensen lavished praise on him and his more than 20 years in the aviation game.

“We have huge potential in this airline and the board and I are confident that Peter Sheehan is the ideal candidate to help us achieve our vision for Nauru Airlines,’’ Jensen said at the time.

INDUSTRY CHATTER

Jensen has also presided over a long list of other employees who variously quit or were fired at Nauru Airlines, a track record which has sparked plenty of chatter among industry players.

At the same time, there have been at least four new positions created for people understood to be long-time associates of Jensen.

Two of these positions are well-paid consulting jobs that were not advertised. They were filled by executives who had just completed audit reports that recommended the creation of those very same jobs!

Another role is believed to have been created for a woman in Asia, who has relocated to the Brisbane office.

Eyebrows have also been raised over a series of overseas trips and questionable spending, including an exploration of Singapore nightclubs for a business venture.

Never mind that Nauru Airlines doesn’t fly anywhere near that city!

Additionally, it’s understood that the carrier spent more than $800,000 on a second-rate software system without seeking expressions of interest.

All this upheaval appears to be affecting the bottom line, with Sheehan’s forecast profit now tipped to become a multi million-dollar loss this year.

That follows a recent $10 million injection from the Nauru government, which has been made aware of the letter to CASA.

There’s speculation the drama may affect the political aspirations of David Adeang, the justice minister in Nauru.

Sheehan, Douglas and CASA all declined to comment.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 06:56
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Trevor Jensen interfering? Never!

I thought he was Qantas's gift to the industry?
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 21:55
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Originally Posted by Dora-9 View Post
Trevor Jensen interfering? Never!

I thought he was Qantas's gift to the industry?
Qantas (at least most of the pilots) was very happy to be rid of him!
Still the densest manager I have ever dealt with.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 22:14
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Sort of like a poor mans John Borghetti then?
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 02:39
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I hear they are telling people to ignore it and it will go away. Let's hope CASA do their job and put an end to this corruption at worse or incompetence at best. Where is the Nauru government , can't they hear the alarm bells ?
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 03:05
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CASA is only interested in whether the paperwork is in order. Index matches contents, a signature everywhere, filing cabinets full of crew records. Pissant stuff.
They do not give a rat’s about politics, internal conflict, morale or financial stability. Too busy with their own problems.
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