For anyone looking for cheap flights to Melbourne in 2010 then I think this is a great deal. I've just booked to go end March 2010 returning 7th May 2010 for £582.71 (including 1% topcashback) with Qatar. These are really good flight times and from Manchester for us Northerners it beats the slog to London (I went from LHR this year and it was a pain, T5 delays, etc). Granted, the Singapore good ones that were available earlier in the year may have been coming in cheaper, but as anyone knows trying to get these from Manchester did not exist! I took the chance to book these now instead of waiting to see if Emirates or Singapore had a decent sale. Suppose to be a 5* airline too.
Hope this helps someone.