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Rico Merkert - Newsroom articles


  • Qantas speeds up fleet overhaul 25 Feb 2014

    The Australian

    The Australian reports that Qantas is tipped to accelerate the retirement of its older planes as part of $2 billion in cost cuts expected to touch every area of the company. Rico Merkert was quoted in the article.

  • Labor's support for second airport curfew comes under fire 18 Feb 2014

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Labor's support for a curfew on a second airport at Badgerys Creek is coming under fire from experts and business groups who say it would undermine the project. Dr Rico Merkert is quoted in the article.

  • Ownership cap is not Qantas's only problem 11 Dec 2013

    The Australian

    Although Qantas is one of the leading airlines in the world, the events in recent days and weeks have led to its senior management pleading for federal government assistance at various levels.

  • Qantas disadvantaged 26 Nov 2013

    SBS Radio

    Senior Lecturer Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio about Qantas, Lufthansa and the competitive environment of international airlines.

  • Kevin Rudd's high speed rail, parental leave cost comparison is unsound 29 Aug 2013

    ABC News

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says building a high speed rail project from Brisbane to Melbourne would cost less than the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme.

  • Qantas profit boosted by Emirates alliance 29 Aug 2013

    Gulf News

    Emirates passengers on the Australian carrier grow as it declares a profit after a year in the red

  • Could high-speed rail between Sydney and Canberra be a reality? 27 Aug 2013

    The Conversation

    Dr Rico Merkert, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, published an article in the Conversation about the high speed rail line proposed by the government.

  • High Speed Rail for Australia 22 May 2013

    Radio 2SM

    2SM radio has interviewed Dr Rico Merkert, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, as part of a report on the proposed high speed rail network linking Sydney and Canberra, and Melbourne and Brisbane

  • International Symposium on High Speed Rail for Australia 22 May 2013

    ABC Radio

    Senior Lecturer Rico Merkert has been interviewed by Nick Rheinberger on ABC Radio on the topic of High Speed Rail in Australia

  • A view on: high-speed rail in Australia 10 May 2013

    The Conversation

    The Conversation has interviewed Dr Rico Merkert, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, on the viability of high-speed rail in Australia.


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