Airport privatization has resulted in rising charges and declining service levels say critics. But that view is hardly unanimous.
When former Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon retired in 2008, he told ATWthat the privatization of airports in Australia would, over the long term, be judged a failure. That gloomy appraisal finds support from one of Dixon’s fiercest critics, the Australia Council of Trade Unions, which in a submission to a recent government white paper on the subject claimed that privatization “failed to deliver a higher level of capital investment in aeronautical services and infrastructure; failed ...
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