Qantas changes its tune on impact of carbon tax after Coalition MPs ‘furious’

Qantas changes its tune on impact of carbon tax after Coalition MPs 'furious' | World news
Qantas claimed on Wednesday that the carbon tax had added $59m to its operating costs in the first six months of this financial year, on top of the $106m in 2012-13. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Qantas appears to have reversed its view about the impact of the carbon tax on its business in just two days, issuing a statement on Wednesday saying the tax “is among the significant challenges we face’’ despite on Monday saying it was “not a significant issue” for the company’s sustainability.

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