I live in Oz and have instant alerts from Australian (Subscription) Magazine which offer internet news. I have never heard any such rumours and it would be illogical when QF
codeshares (or has, haven't checked) with BA
and they are operated by a reuptable airline operating new airbus'. British Airways operates its SIN
flights in close proximity to Qantas, and BA
's feeders would easily be QF
Not that I am saying you are wrong, but I am just saying this seems a silly rumour.
The reason Qantas is getting the slots is because they can afford to pay top dollar for them. They recently set a record price for the most expensive take off slots in the world. Air New Zealand are nearly in a stable financial state but still claim that they 'desperatly' need the QF
-AirNZ trans tasman codeshare to survive.