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Flying Kangaroo says yes to Indigenous support

National carrier paints logo on three planes

Our national airline has thrown its weight behind the ‘yes’ vote for the upcoming national referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Qantas has announced that three of its aircraft will feature the ‘Yes23’ campaign logo.

Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO, said the support continued the national carrier’s long commitment to reconciliation and, more broadly, the notion of a ‘fair go’.

“Qantas has a long history of supporting reconciliation with First Nations people, from the Aboriginal artwork on our inflight magazine in the 1960s and on our aircraft since the 1990s, to our support for constitutional recognition in 2014, public support of the Uluru Statement of the Heart 2019 and our First Nations employment and supplier commitments,” he said.

“We’re supporting the Yes23 campaign because we believe a formal voice to government will help close the gap for First Nations people in important areas like health, education and employment.

“Like our Flying Art livery aircraft showcasing First Nations culture to a global audience, these aircraft will send a message of support for a Yes vote as they travel the country.”

The three aircraft chosen will be a Qantas Boeing 737, a QantasLink Dash 8 Turboprop and a Jetstar Airbus A320.

In addition to adding the ‘Yes’ livery to three aircraft, the Qantas Group is supporting the campaign and the Uluru Dialogue teams with travel so they can engage with regional and remote Australians ahead of the referendum.




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Published: 14 August 2023

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