Australian Prime Minister John Howard hinted yesterday that the government's approval of Aviation Partners Australia's A$11.1 billion ($8.58 billion) bid for Qantas will not be unconditional. Speaking on Southern Cross radio, Howard said, "Conditions about the headquarters of the company, conditions about staff and reasonable conditions about operations were the items that needed to be looked at." He added that "until we get the formal proposal, it's a bit too early to be talking in greater ...

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