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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