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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Alan Joyce. Crikey’s Alan Joyce coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Joyce’s mangy kangaroo must look to Asia for help

In 2011, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce claimed Jetstar was the region’s “leading low cost carrier”. Clearly, this is no longer the case. It’s time for Joyce to eat humble pie, and accept an economic rescue from his south-east Asian counterparts.

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Qantas v Virgin: the kick-and-gouge, cut-throat brawl

Qantas isn’t the only airline in financial strife, as Virgin Australia releases its latest financial results.

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Classification board roles politicised … carbon tax savings don’t add up … Gillard’s book launch no cheap affair

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Shareholders or passengers? Steep losses pose tough questions for the future of Qantas

Qantas international has suffered serious financial setbacks, despite earlier assurances to the contrary. The domestic arm isn’t looking too flash either.

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The Qantas debt trap: Joyce’s mayday calls on finances are premature

Analysts who study Qantas’ books aren’t worried about the airline’s debt — so is Alan Joyce crying wolf? Crikey’s business editor on the spin, the backpedalling … and the financial reality.

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Qantas management cull? … Alan Kohler turns to advertising … Oscars star meets Bob Katter (!) …

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Qantas’ financials up in the air as govt help flies out the window

Qantas says it is in a strong financial position, but a look through its half-yearly results paints a murkier picture. Crikey’s Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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Tony Abbott’s challenge: sell a courageous call on Qantas

Tony Abbott has made the right call on Qantas. But it’s a tough sell in the face of Labor opposition — and convincing voters will be important to his government’s prospects.

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Joyce should fly the coop

Crikey readers talk George Pell, what should happen to Qantas and Scotland’s complicated relationship with the British Parliament.

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As Abbott cuts Qantas adrift, look to the airline share registers

For all the gnashing of teeth and exhortations to action, the government has done very little about Qantas — other than allowing Virgin to unfairly stack the deck.

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Virgin’s blues no match for the deterioration of Qantas

Virgin released its own set of bad numbers today — but the spotlight continues to shine on a Qantas in crisis.

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Qantas shocker: $252m loss, 5000 jobs cut, shares slump … over to Abbott

Qantas has lost $252 million in the last six months and will soon lose 5000 more jobs. But CEO Alan Joyce keeps his job. Crikey’s business editor examines the wreckage.

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Qantas upgraded to bailout class: inside the plush pollies’ lounge

Politicians have been enjoying the largesse of Qantas for years, from membership to the exclusive Chairman’s Lounge to free flight upgrades. Business writer and director John Addis says now it’s time to pay the piper.

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Flying monkeys: Qantas wish list won’t save Joyce’s management

Alan Joyce has said the Qantas Sale Act is preventing the national carrier from further capital raising. This is nonsense.

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Qantas junked? It’s too late to save the flying kangaroo

Australia’s airline has been junked by two credit ratings agency. So what can Alan Joyce and the Qantas board do about it? It’s probably too late to save the flying kangaroo now.

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Crikey Awards: your pick for the best (and worst) person of the year

Crikey readers have spoken. We have your Person of the Year and Arsehat of the Year. Plus which silver fox got your nod for sexiest male pollie?

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Crikey Awards: the business winners and losers of 2013

The market conditions were better in 2013, so who made the most of it? And which chairmen and CEOs should hang their heads in shame? We name the best and worst in business.

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Qantas’ playing field isn’t level — it has poor managers running it

Qantas should have a much stronger balance sheet than it has, writes Crikey’s aviation expert writes. So why is the airline in crisis? Most of the cuts are self-inflicted.

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The Joyce who cried wolf: Qantas’ mayday call examined

Qantas lurches from one apparent crisis to another. But investors aren’t particularly concerned. Is Alan Joyce just the CEO who keeps crying wolf? Our business editor examines the case.

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Tips and rumours

Kate McClymont runs for Uni Syd Senate … Ann Summers pals up with Qantas … Who is Richard Bolt?

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Qantas new route plans: reading between the lines

While Alan Joyce didn’t actually say much firm about route developments at the launch of the Qantas-Emirates partnership, he certainly said enough, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Battle of the Qantas chiefs: tourism is just a sideshow

The public slanging match between Qantas chief Alan Joyce and ex-CEO Geoff Dixon is about the future direction of Qantas as the national carrier, not the tourism market.

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If Qantas goes broke, it’ll be Joyce’s cross to bear

For Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to be running around Capital Hill saying ‘we could go broke’ to politicians is as clear a sign as any of the parlous state of management in Australia’s once iconic carrier.

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Qantas pleads for govt protection from the Joyce discount

Qantas’ latest demand for protection is an old trick from an airline bereft of ideas.

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Qantas at acute risk of sharemarket raid

The last time calls for direct government invention to save an airline were voiced in Australia was after the collapse of Ansett on September 14, 2001.

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