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Jun 22, 2012

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.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

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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7 thoughts on “If Qantas goes broke, it’ll be Joyce’s cross to bear

  1. zut alors

    Amazingly, the Irishman has no shame, Ben.

  2. Gavin Moodie

    True. Surely Labor retains its rage against the company that locked out its workers and will not heed Joyce’s call for more protection.

  3. John Bennetts

    The Irishman has demonstrated that he is capable of destroying the company, but he is yet to show that he can build it. He is not trustworthy.

    No government, of either hue, could confidently deal with such a man or, by association and history, the current Chairman of Qantas. They will both have to go.

  4. izatso?

    another world beating australian company guided to bankruptcy/takeover. come on, someone explain how I’ve got it wrong. it’s the market. It’s the something something bullcrud. deliberate mismanagement is what it is.

  5. izatso?

    Guess it’s too late. the contemptible plan has succeeded. the auction result was divied up long ago.

  6. John Bennetts

    Hi, Izatso.

    The sickness runs deep.

    When Geoff Dixon and his Chairlady decided to use the company as a gambling chip, in the hope that he could win $100M for his retirement fund, many of the current seeds were sown.

    Qantas lost its confidence to operate as an airline about then and decided that, as a corporation, they needed to morph into something else before they could again put the show up for grabs. They found a Chairman (Clifford) and a CEO (Joyce) who have backgrounds of being untrusting and untrustworthy, especially when it comes to dealings involving their own workforce.

    So, the company has been divided against itself from Dixon onwards and the run to the bottom is accelerating.

    ‘Tis sad, but there appears to be no way to avoid the crash at the bottom.

  7. izatso?

    It’s a fecking disgrace, an affront to honest Australia, and tools of irrationalism and contrarian ideology can gf themselves in pride.

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