Greens Leader Bob Brown says the sudden announcement by Qantas that it is abandoning Burnie and downgrading Launceston is appalling.
"No public discussion. No loyalty to Tasmania, just a high-handed kick in the teeth.
"Qantas sees it Sydney Melbourne axis as the be-all and end-all. Provincial Australian is being treated with disdain," Senator Brown said.
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