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Qantas plan to jettison Australian workers slammed by Greens.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Qantas plan to jettison Australian workers slammed by Greens

Senator Brown, 9th March 2006

The Qantas plan to transfer the bulk of its long-haul maintenance work to China involves an outrageous double standard, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"Within weeks of getting the Howard government to block Singapore Airlines from the lucrative trans-Pacific route, Geoff Dixon is planning to dump 2,500 loyal Australian workers in the name of the free market.

"This makes a mockery of the flying red kangaroo," Senator Brown said.

"Qantas will need a new anthem entitled, 'I now call China home'."

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