Alan Joyce should front Qatar Airways inquiry: Coalition

Labor state governments in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia have sided with Qatar on the issue, while Labor Party president Wayne Swan has suggested the decision could be reviewed.


Treasurer Jim Chalmers told ABC’s RN Breakfast on Wednesday morning that Swan, his former boss, was “entitled to his view” but the government believed its decision was correct.

He described the inquiry as the result of “the usual game playing in the Senate”.

“What we’ve seen is a decision taken in the usual way by the minister in the same way that ministers of both political persuasions have taken these kinds of decisions in the past, and so it’s a matter for the Senate how they do these sorts of things,” he said.

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