Treasurer Dominic Perrottet tabled the offer, obtained by the SMH, to the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce, which also sought a commitment to no net job losses and the creation of 2,000 full-time roles over the first five years.
The Sydney Morning Herald said on Sunday night that “bikies and other organized crime groups” were among employees suspected of wrongdoing that “represents a very high threat to the Australian border”.
The news follows a number of similarly concerning incidents in the past few weeks, which the Transport Workers’ Union suggests is a consequence of Qantas’ decision to outsource workers.
Deborah Lawrie has said she believes gender quotas are discriminatory and devalue the achievements of those who get the job. She argues the industry must work harder to encourage girls to consider a career in the industry.