Many people wonder about the relationship between the Liberal Party and the operators of Canberra Airport. Those people also wonder if that relationship has had anything to do with the unusual helpfulness of the National Capital Authority when it comes to approving the Airport’s ambitious development program.
Which is why my eyebrow was raised by a media release by Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, praising the Airport’s second “100 jobs in 100 days” campaign.
Apparently this put 639 people into work. I’m having trouble understanding what the Airport actually did and why the Government doesn’t usually do whatever the hell that was. One would hope the Job Network in the Canberra Region can place more people than this over the usual course of its business.
Can anyone make sense of this cosy relationship?