Australia: Grim Determination in the Air

Few names are more familiar in Australia than that of Reginald Miles Ansett. It beams from the side of airplanes, buses and trucks, from 20 resort hotels and motels, and from the signs and billboards of 70 companies. Ansett owns them all—together with other assorted properties that make up an $85.5 million empire. Last week Ansett's ubiquitous name flickered onto Australian TV. In Melbourne he opened a $9,000,000 Ansett-owned station, Channel Zero. He has bought into others in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Fight the Government. The base of Ansett's empire is...

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