Former Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and current CEO Vanessa Hudson may face a Senate inquiry regarding the government’s decision to block additional Qatar Airways flights. Opposition leader Peter Dutton believes the decision will keep ticket prices high and accuses the government of protecting Qantas from competition. Transport Minister Catherine King defends her decision, stating it was made in the “national interest” and that Qantas was not involved in the process. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is considering an “open skies” agreement with Southeast Asian nations to potentially lower international flight prices. Australia currently has open skies arrangements with countries like New Zealand, China, and the US.