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4 January 2002

Sydney Morning Herald

The dispute between the Federal Government and Virgin Blue over who should pay for putting air marshals on passenger planes is like two brutes fighting for the hand of a maiden. Whoever wins, it's the bride — in this case the public — who pays, either through their taxes or travel costs. Writing as someone who survived an airline hijacking, I'd suggest the debate is a dangerous distraction from the real issue, which is whether the Government's response to the... (

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