Airline Partners Australia may be facing a conflict of interest as it works to convince the government to approve its A$11.1 billion ($8.75 billion) buyout of Qantas (ATWOnline, Feb. 22). The Australian reported that Lynton Crosby and Mark Textor, founders of the consulting firm credited with masterminding the ruling Liberal party's past four election victories, have been retained for A$50,000 by APA to lobby government ministers and members. One government source told ATWOnline the ...

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