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Adani stands down mine engineering firm Australian Financial Review, Australia, General News, Mark Ludlow

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Council plays waiting game Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Tony Raggatt

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Qantas drops plans for expanded codeshare with Air Niugini Australian Aviation Magazine

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Man attacks airline crew at airport The Australian, Australia, General News, Tessa Akerman

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More cops are 'a must' in Coomera Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News

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Free blues festival a lesson to the world Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Suzanne Simonot

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Airports vie for more international flights The Australian, Australia, Aviation, Robyn Ironside

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Airport upgrades to attract more international visitors The Australian by Robyn Ironside

17 May 2018 11:00 PM

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18 May 2018 Australian Financial Review, Australia Author: Mark Ludlow • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 44,635 • Page: 6 • Printed Size: 171.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 3,459 • Words: 459 Item ID: 955838172 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Adani stands down mine engineering firm Mark Ludlow Indian energy giant Adani says it is still committed to its controversial $16.5 billion Carmichael mine, despite engineering and advisory firm AECOM being asked to "stand down" from its work on the mega-mine and rail project Amid increasing speculation about whether the company will be able to secure finance to deliver the project in central Queensland, Adani Australia said the AECOM decision was part of the normal workflow of delivering the Carmichael mine. It follows Downer EDI late last year pulling out of a $2 billion contract to build the 388-kilometre rail line from central Queensland to the Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland. A spokeswoman for Adani said AECOM's current phase of the engineering and design for the rail project was complete, but there was an ongoing commercial relationship with the company. It said it still had 600 staff, consultants and contractors working on the project, which would be Australia's largest open-cut mine if it ever gets built "AECOM remains an important partner for Adani and we appreciate the quality of the work they have completed to date and look forward to continuing to work with them," the spokeswoman said. "It is normal for contractor numbers to change through the life of a project as milestones are reached and stages of work are completed. Meanwhile, a new phase of activity on the project has begun - this

involves working with other consultants and advisers to prepare for mine infrastructure construction and operation." She said Adani remained "100 per cent committed to the Carmichael project". A spokesman for AECOM said it was still contracted to Adani but was asked to stand down and to do no further design work on the project At the height of its work for Adani, AECOM had 100 people on the project "We don't know what motivated it [the stand down], whether it was commercial or otherwise. But it's the client's decision," the AECOM spokesman said. He said the company had been paid for the work it had completed. Adani also announced it had relinquished part of its office space in Townsville, but there were still 100 people working in its regional headquarters. Anti-coal groups seized on the AECOM decision, claiming it was further evidence the Adani mega mine - which has come under the national spotlight on the future of fossil fuel in Australia's energy mix was doomed. "Adani Group have shown time and time again that they can't take this slowmoving train wreck forward, and should scrap it for good," Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigner Jonathan Moylan said. Adani missed its self-imposed March deadline to announce final funding for the Carmichael project after the Queensland government said it would veto any potential funding from the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

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18 May 2018 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Tony Raggatt • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 16,484 • Page: 13 • Printed Size: 242.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,469 • Words: 398 • Item ID: 955876969

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Extension on airstrip backing

Council plays waiting game TONY RAGGATT MAYOR Jenny Hill says she remains committed to creating jobs as the Townsville City Council extends a negotiating period to invest in an airstrip for Adani and the resources company embarks on work to prepare for mine infrastructure construction and operation. Cr Hill was commenting after confirming a confidential matter it considered in a recent closed session related to its contentious plan to invest up to $18.5 million in airstrip infrastructure in the Galilee Basin to secure the city as a flyin fly-out hub for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine. Adani is looking to secure finance for a first stage mine and rail line understood to cost around $6 billion and is working with the council on a FIFO hub agreement. Meeting minutes show the council adopted a recommendation to extend the negotiating period for the “FIFO hub transaction documents” until June 30. While Cr Hill has previously indicated June 30 was a

deadline for securing the council’s agreement, the Mayor this week would only say that no money would be spent until Adani guaranteed the project would proceed. “Council is committed to creating jobs for our community but it’s up to Adani to prove they are serious about developing the project,” Cr Hill said in a statement. “No money has been spent on the airstrip at the Galilee Basin and none will be until Adani secure financial close and can guarantee the project will go ahead.” A spokeswoman for Adani

said they were amenable to the extension. “We have been working with Townsville City Council on a FIFO Hub agreement that will help create long-term jobs for Townsville residents and opportunities for local families and businesses,” the spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman confirmed Adani was relinquishing part of a temporary lease over office space in the River Quays building in Townsville as rail project work, including parts of the engineering and design work, was completed. “The contracting firms who have completed the latest phase of work on the rail project remain key partners for Adani and we appreciate the quality of work they have completed to date,” the spokeswoman said. “A new phase of activity has begun. This involves work to prepare for mine infrastructure construction and operation. It is normal for contractor numbers to change through the life of a project as milestones are reached and stages of work are completed.”


18 May 2018 The Australian, Australia Author: Tessa Akerman • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 94,448 • Page: 3 • Printed Size: 127.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 2,566 • Words: 278 Item ID: 955750165 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Man attacks airline crew at airport TESSA AKERMAN

A disgruntled passenger breached Melbourne Airport security yesterday by running on to the tarmac and trying to tear the door off a Jetstar plane. The man was at the Jetstar terminal when he broke through security and ran towards the plane about 9.30am. Footage obtained by the Nine Network shows the man pulling at the aeroplane door and kicking it before being restrained by baggage handlers. Passengers had already disembarked from the plane when the man breached security. Reports suggested he was believed to have been angry about missing a flight that left hours earlier. A witness, Susannah, who was

Nine News vision of the man kicking the plane waiting to board a flight when the man tried to enter the plane, said she saw him run on to the tarmac. “This man was trying to get up the stairs, he was physically fighting with the staff, punching and scratching them,” she said. Susannah said the man was

briefly restrained by staff on the steps but then freed himself and reached the plane door. She said an airport employee was left with injuries to his neck. An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman said the man was currently assisting police. “Inquiries … are ongoing,” she said. A Jetstar spokesman said the man had assaulted several crew members and was now banned from travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights. “This behaviour is unacceptable,” he said. “We praise our crew for safely handling this incident and restraining the passenger until police arrived.” The Australian understands the man has also been banned from flying with Virgin and Tiger. The flight to Adelaide was delayed to allow engineers to inspect the plane.


18 May 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Section: General News • Article type : News Item • Classification : Regional Audience : 21,468 • Page: 11 • Printed Size: 61.00cm² • Market: QLD Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 389 • Words: 152 • Item ID: 955926346

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More cops are ‘a must’ in Coomera MEMBER for Coomera Michael Crandon has expressed his concern at Coomera Police Station getting just one new recruit of the 10 recently graduated police officers destined for the Gold Coast area. Mr Crandon said he welcomed the additional officer to the Northern Gold Coast, but given the major population boom, said one wasn’t enough. “We need a huge increase in numbers on the Northern Gold Coast,” he said. “We’ve been calling for 50 additional police officers just to catch up with the population growth. I know the union have also supported between 40 and 50. “Even Brian Codd, the Assistant Commissioner for the Gold Coast until July 1 has indicated the Coomera area needs an injection of additional police in statements he made last October. “I’d like to think that we’d get something like 50 per cent of any additional police allocated to the Gold Coast at the Coomera Police Station.”

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18 May 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Suzanne Simonot • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 7 • Printed Size: 561.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 3,578 • Words: 508 • Item ID: 955909849

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Free blues festival a lesson to the world THIS weekend’s Blues on Broadbeach music festival, the biggest event on the beachside precinct’s calendar, has a point to prove. A world-renowned fourday feast of free shows by leading local, national and international acts — and some of the city’s most promising young student musicians — the festival’s warm, family friendly vibe has made it a must-visit event for interstate visitors in particular. The spoils of its stellar reputation have spread throughout the city since the light rail opened in 2014, with the Stage 2 extension to Hel-

struggled to connect with crowds. There was no such disappointment last night as clear skies helped rope in a large crowd for a winning opening night at this year’s 17th annual Blues on Broadbeach. More than 70 acts will perform free shows until Sunday night as part of this year’s bill, which includes a headlining set by five-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray on the main Surf Parade stage on Sunday. Record crowds are also expected to pour into the precinct on Saturday to see acts including The Screaming Jets, Ash Grunwald, Memphis Blues sensation Southern Avenue, Backsliders,

ensvale tipped to deliver even bigger crowds to Broadbeach for the event this weekend. Presented by Broadbeach Alliance and realised by a small, efficient team, the festival’s winning formula has raised the bar, and audience expectations, for free events both here and in other cities. The event’s popularity was one of the reasons crowds were so disappointed with the program served up in Broadbeach in April during Festival 2018, the Commonwealth Games’ arts and culture celebration. Audiences expecting a Blues on Broadbeach-style party were left scratching their heads as some of Festival 2018’s most hyped acts

Eilen Jewell and Kid Congo & The Pink Money Birds. Major Events Group Senior Sergeant Andrew Frick said police would be out and about to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. “Police will also be monitoring and addressing any anti-social behaviour, particularly in regards to liquor offences,” he said. “Members of the public are reminded they cannot consume liquor in a public place and by doing so could face fines of $126.” Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays and congestion in and around the precinct, with several roads closed until 2am Monday. Surf Parade will be closed

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to traffic between Victoria Ave and Queensland Ave and between Victoria Ave and Charles Ave, with limited access for taxis and Sofitel Hotel guests. Queensland Ave will be closed between Jubilee Ave and Federation Ave and Victoria Ave will close to traffic between the Gold Coast Highway and Surf Parade. Albert Avenue from Old Burleigh Road to Surf Parade will be open to local traffic only during the event. The Broadbeach taxi rank will move to the Surf Parade bus stop opposite the Sofitel Hotel, between Victoria Ave and Charles Ave, during the event. See the full program at bluesonbroadbeach.com.au


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18 May 2018 The Australian, Australia Author: Robyn Ironside • Section: Aviation • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 94,448 • Page: 28 • Printed Size: 216.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 4,365 • Words: 582 Item ID: 955746887 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Airports vie for more international flights ROBYN IRONSIDE

Competition for new international services is about to get fierce in southeast Queensland as three major airports simultaneously upgrade, providing a major boost in capacity. New runways, bigger terminals and an airport-side hotel are among the improvements taking shape at Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. From 2020, Brisbane’s new parallel runway will open, effectively doubling capacity at the airport to 43 million passengers. In the same year, the Sunshine Coast will finish its new runway, which will help boost the airport’s capacity from 1.1 million passengers a year to 1.8 million. By that time, the Gold Coast will have its new three-level terminal well under way, along with road network improvements and a 192-room hotel within metres of the airport. The airport will cater for a forecast 16.6 million passengers a year by 2037.

Brisbane Airport Corporation chief executive Julieanne Alroe said what was happening in aviation in southeast Queensland was “incredibly exciting”. Queensland Airports Limited chief Chris Mills said the airport upgrades demonstrated the confidence in the region. “Looking at it from a local perspective, we can say in this region, we’ve got three airports that locals can choose from,” he said. “What it does is make collective marketing into international markets even stronger.” Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Peter Pallot said the region had a “very strong international market” that would benefit from more direct flights. “Our strongest growing markets are Europe, the US and New Zealand so the ability to bring those people direct into the Sunshine Coast is where we’d like it to end up,” he said. Mr Mills said the Gold Coast also had a “wish list” of international services in addition to existing services to New Zealand,

Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. “There are a number of other Asian connections and destinations we’re exploring and we’ve got people in different countries continuing those discussions,” he said. Ms Alroe said there was “naturally competition” between the three airlines but a new airline or route into any of the ports was a win for all. “Visitors travel throughout the state,” she said. Executive director of the Board of Airlines Representatives Australia, Barry Abrams, said they would not accept additional charges on airlines if anticipated passenger growth failed to eventuate. He pointed to “available data” showing NSW and Victoria accounted for more than two-thirds of total international passenger growth over the past 12 years compared with about 15 per cent for Queensland. “BARA’s view is that each airport must be prepared to accept the commercial risk associated with the assumed growth profile

that justified the expansion,” Mr Abrams said. “If the airport cannot attract sufficient flights, it should not be assumed that charges on existing airlines can simply be raised to cover the lack of anticipated growth.” Ms Alroe said the southern capital city airports would reach capacity in the near future. “There is a huge opportunity for Brisbane to become the future gateway to Australia as demand for aviation services increases,” she said. “Connectivity is at the heart of what makes cities and states successful and profitable, by boosting business, freight, study visits, local investment and innovation as well as tourism.” Gold Coast Airport’s master plan was designed to accommodate an additional 10.1 million passengers by 2037, up from 6.5 million, Mr Mills said. About three million were expected to come from overseas. “Domestic is still very much going to be our bread and butter in the future. We still see ourselves as Australia’s playground,” he said.

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