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Old 31st Jul 2021, 13:39
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Oh Look - its Mick "I've only made a few posts" G0105 with yet another negative post. Welcome back mate - it's been a few hours!
Much the same as

“Oh look, it’s John “I’ve only whinged a few times every month this year, but now I’m back with another negative press release about how hard done by Rex are and how much we hate Qantas”
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 01:51
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This will end well.......

Rex Appoints Legal Team to Pursue Legal Remedies for Qantas Anti Competitive Behaviour

02 August 2021

Rex today announced the appointment of market-leading litigation law firm Clayton Utz to pursue all legal remedies in response to Qantas' predatory and anti-competitive behaviour. Mr Fred Prickett will be leading the Clayton Utz litigation team, joined by Rex’s other competition advisors Ms Rachel Trindade and former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Commissioner Dr Rhonda Smith. Rex’s legal team will explore all legal avenues to stop Qantas from abusing its market position in order to push its competitors out.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 02:30
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What exactly do they want? Qantas you may not increase your schedule for the upcoming school holidays because Rex needs to make money.

Jetstar how dare you put 787s on domestic keep them parked up in the sand burning cash and keeping your employees grounded.

Virgin you cannot put your MAX10 into Sydney as your taking away our passengers and diluting our margins. Fark sake.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 02:42
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“pursue all legal remedies”

sounds like clutching at straws to me.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 04:07
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It reminds me of the phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the oil” !!!
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 04:45
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Attacking Qantas is a pillar of Rex’s marketing strategy to gain brand awareness. It is sad, but here we are. Story 1…Rex announce publicly that they might sue Qantas. Story 2…Rex announce they have hired lawyers to explore options.

There is not much to see here. A few apologists of Sharp and his strategies. A muted Qantas response representative of its significance.



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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 05:04
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Originally Posted by outnabout View Post
Rex today announced the appointment of market-leading litigation law firm Clayton Utz to pursue all legal remedies in response to Qantas' predatory and anti-competitive behaviour. Mr Fred Prickett will be leading the Clayton Utz litigation team, joined by Rex’s other competition advisors Ms Rachel Trindade and former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Commissioner Dr Rhonda Smith.
In other news, Clayton Utz lawyer Fred Prickett was today seen ordering a new yacht, while Rachel Trindade and Rhonda Smith were spotted browsing at a Ferrari dealership.

Seriously, Rex is burning money at both ends here, one in the B737 jet operations and the other in this pointless battle with Qantas. Can't wait to see Rex's FY21 report and watch John Sharp blame everyone but the Kardashians for Rex nosediving into a loss of many millions of dollars.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 05:05
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Any updates on 737 ops?

What is JS doing with his crews over the next 8 weeks. ADL-MELs for everyone?

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 05:36
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Hypothetical, Rex dream team of lawyers find that QF has done the wrong thing (I don’t believe they have it completion that’s what happens)

Do they take them to court and then what? ACCC are obviously not interested in this story otherwise they would have acted.
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Old 4th Aug 2021, 09:16
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Never thought that I would agree with something that John Sharp says:

Mr Sharp criticised state governments for being “trigger happy” and shutting borders too quickly, calling again for a national approach to lockdowns and border closures.

The deputy chair also backed the idea of issuing Australians with vaccine passports to allow fully vaccinated people to travel domestically and attend events such as football games, noting such incentives would probably be needed to hit the government’s target of getting 80 per cent of the population vaccinated in order to end lockdowns and reopen international borders.

Mr Sharp also called on the federal government to modify industrial relations frameworks to allow frontline businesses such as Rex to mandate vaccines for staff, saying it would have a “considerable benefit” and go a long way towards protecting passengers and workers.


Posted on https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...04-p58fsm.html
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Old 4th Aug 2021, 09:39
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Never thought that I would agree with something that John Sharp says:

Mr Sharp criticised state governments for being “trigger happy” and shutting borders too quickly, calling again for a national approach to lockdowns and border closures.

The deputy chair also backed the idea of issuing Australians with vaccine passports to allow fully vaccinated people to travel domestically and attend events such as football games, noting such incentives would probably be needed to hit the government’s target of getting 80 per cent of the population vaccinated in order to end lockdowns and reopen international borders.

Mr Sharp also called on the federal government to modify industrial relations frameworks to allow frontline businesses such as Rex to mandate vaccines for staff, saying it would have a “considerable benefit” and go a long way towards protecting passengers and workers.


Posted on https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...04-p58fsm.html
Yeah, well fat chance with that. Frydenburg said yesterday that immediate lockdowns are the way of the future for now with costs up to five times greater if states don’t lockdown immediately on discovering community transmission.

Victoria’s approach has clearly trumped NSW’s in the most recent Delta outbreaks.

Immediate lockdowns and ongoing border closures are the management strategy for now. Longer term? Who knows. There doesn’t appear to be much of an appetite from the premiers to actually comply with the four phase plan. The reality of trying to explain to the punters why people are going to die and why that is ok appears to be quelling their enthusiasm somewhat. Kudos to Jodie McVernon for coming out this morning and calling a spade a shovel.

Australia’s political leaders need to start doing the same if they want a way out of this that doesn’t continue to look like the last 18 months - but with businesses actually going broke or net government debt continuing to rise as they try and plug the dyke forever.
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Old 4th Aug 2021, 12:28
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Originally Posted by SHVC View Post
Hypothetical, Rex dream team of lawyers find that QF has done the wrong thing (I don’t believe they have it completion that’s what happens)

Do they take them to court and then what?
If Rex think they have a case they bring a civil action against Qantas in the Federal Court under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). They'd need to demonstrate that on the balance of probabilities that Qantas had contravened the Act, presumably an abuse of market power, and that the contravention had caused quantifiable damage to them. They might also apply for an interim injunction to stop Qantas doing whatever Rex alleges the contravention is. Being a civil matter a judgement could take a while, at least a year. If the ACCC, having been given a very specific brief last year to monitor and report on the aviation sector, haven't found anything, Rex would be on a hiding to nothing in bringing a stand alone civil action.
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Old 5th Aug 2021, 11:27
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Originally Posted by DirectAnywhere View Post
Yeah, well fat chance with that. Frydenburg said yesterday that immediate lockdowns are the way of the future for now with costs up to five times greater if states don’t lockdown immediately on discovering community transmission.

Victoria’s approach has clearly trumped NSW’s in the most recent Delta outbreaks.

Immediate lockdowns and ongoing border closures are the management strategy for now. Longer term? Who knows. There doesn’t appear to be much of an appetite from the premiers to actually comply with the four phase plan. The reality of trying to explain to the punters why people are going to die and why that is ok appears to be quelling their enthusiasm somewhat. Kudos to Jodie McVernon for coming out this morning and calling a spade a shovel.

Australia’s political leaders need to start doing the same if they want a way out of this that doesn’t continue to look like the last 18 months - but with businesses actually going broke or net government debt continuing to rise as they try and plug the dyke forever.
The main reason is that Sydney initially had a 'Clayton's Lockdown' - department stores, etc. were still open. That was never the case in Victoria. In the first lockdown, closed meant CLOSED, with yes, places like Bunnings being open but if you got caught going to/from and used the excuse that you needed urgent repairs to your sink, you'd need to produce a receipt or the item(s) on the way back if that's when you got stopped and at Bunnings, there was a queue out the front to regulate the number of people in the building at any one time. We had a ring of steel. I would visit my Dad for care-giving and every time I returned home, EVERY TIME, I was required to pass through a Police Checkpoint outside metro Melbourne and explain where I had been, for what reason and where I was going.
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 03:55
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Has Rex stood down it’s pilots? including the 737 pilots on contracts? Does contracted pilots even allow stand downs?
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 04:46
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A mate said they've issued a notice with intent to stand down and they will be issuing stand down directions in the next few days.
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 05:07
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Yes, stand downs confirmed and will be announced end of this week, after Rex today revised its FY21 performance from the break-even forecast in May to an $18m loss.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...from-lockdowns
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 05:36
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Yes, stand downs confirmed and will be announced end of this week, after Rex today revised its FY21 performance from the break-even forecast in May to an $18m loss.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...from-lockdowns
Given NSW didn't go into lockdown until 26 June, I don't believe it could have affected the results for last year (2021) too much. This financial year (2022) is a different matter.
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 05:46
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Originally Posted by 1A_Please View Post
Given NSW didn't go into lockdown until 26 June, I don't believe it could have affected the results for last year (2021) too much. This financial year (2022) is a different matter.
Given they were already expecting a $15 million loss largely due to the Melboune lockdown, an additional $3 million due to Sydney is quite plausible.
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 07:37
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Only 6 days ago, the all great JS had this to say;
https://amp.smh.com.au/business/comp...04-p58fsm.html
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 07:49
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Given they were already expecting a $15 million loss largely due to the Melboune lockdown, an additional $3 million due to Sydney is quite plausible.

The devil will be in the detail. Last financial year they reported a 19.4M loss. They are now indicating just a 18M loss after all that has gone on and the 737 startup. It could be an 18M loss after a 60M handout. Be interesting to see how this is spun but looking forward to seeing how they try.
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