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SSM bullying from the “limp-wrist” brigade

More SSM bullying from the “limp-wrist” brigade

Is the bedroom a Qantas domain?

Australia’s highflying, homosexual, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, recently vowed to up his push for gay marriage after getting publicly “pied in the face”, a jolly old prank provoking plenty of giggles among most Aussies. With traditional poofter spite Joyce used his power to ban the pieman from all Qantas carriers for life. Does he own the bloody airline? Such outrageous retaliation speaks volumes about character.

Qantas has become one of the first major Australian companies to throw its weight behind the Yes campaign prior to a same-sex marriage postal vote, as pressure mounts on corporate leaders who have been vocal on the issue to ­follow suit.

Source: News Corp

Qantas will campaign in favour of same-sex marriage

“Qantas is a long-time supporter of marriage equality, and therefore a big supporter of a Yes vote,” a spokeswoman told The Weekend Australian. “There is a lot we can do just by lending our voice to the discussion and that’s what we intend to do.”

The pledge of public support came a day after Bill Shorten said Labor would campaign for a Yes vote, and urged others to do the same. “Voting Yes is not about ­endorsing this process, it is about refusing to walk past our fellow Australians when they need us,” the Opposition Leader said.

“This is my message for business leaders, sporting leaders and community groups. It is time to fight for equality.”

Activist group GetUp! and ­advocacy organisation Australian Marriage Equality announced yesterday they would campaign for a Yes vote.

Other companies to come out in favour include accommodation giant Airbnb. “If this is the process our political representatives ultimately choose to pursue, we will throw our full support behind the campaign in favour of marriage equality,” said the company’s Australian head, Sam McDonagh.

The show of support for the Yes campaign from companies such as Qantas will likely put pressure on the hundreds of firms and organisations that have signed up to Australian Marriage Equality’s corporate support campaign, ­including many of the nation’s banks, airlines and financial ­services firms.

A spokeswoman for PwC, which has also been long committed to the same-sex marriage campaign, said it would not comment on its campaign strategy until the High Court made a decision on the postal vote.

The head of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, said the organisation would not try to persuade its members to take a particular side.

“This is a matter that companies will form their own views on, and I note that many companies are supportive of marriage ­equality,” she said. “For me personally, I will be participating and I will be voting Yes.”

Telstra, Wesfarmers and ANZ did not respond to a request for comment, but told The Australian on Wednesday a campaign position had not been taken.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has become the corporate face for same-sex marriage issues and has been vocal in lobbying for change. In March, he defended the right of chief executives to be outspoken on the issue after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton criticised corporate Australia for becoming involved in the debate. “Qantas (and its CEO) are often called on to speak publicly on issues like company tax, industrial relations and trade,” Mr Joyce wrote in an open letter. “And we do. Because these are ­important issues that ultimately shape what kind of society we live in (which is the point of economics, right?). We’re pleased to ­include marriage equality on the list.”

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Joe Blogs 12/08/2017, 6:34 am

    Blogs won’t be flying in one of Joyce’s poofplanes if he can help it. If he were a Kraut, he’d work for Poofthansa.

    • Bwana Neusi 12/08/2017, 10:56 am

      Between a rock and a hard place Blogs. Fly Quaintarse and be expected to bend over (the emergency landing position is a real worry).
      But what about the Mo airlines, where you could end up disembarking at 30,000 feet without a parachute.

      • Joe Blogs 12/08/2017, 12:30 pm

        Blogs’ flying days are all but over, BN. Glad to be well shot of it given the current impositions on passengers – sorry, customers – or is it bum-chums now?

        Can’t see mo jobs ever being an option, but if so would have to consider burqachute training beforehand.

  • Jarrah 12/08/2017, 7:27 am

    Its Air New Zealand for me, cannot stand Qantas. At least Air New Zealand is run by real men and women, not alphabet people, the service is superior also.

  • Honeybadger 12/08/2017, 7:55 am

    Qantas and others adopting the latest trendy cause du jour, and becoming social activists. They are alienating so many but just like the ABC don’t give a rats. Wonder how well this goes down when Alan Joyce is in Dubai. If this postal plebiscite fails (do the young know how to find a mailbox?) they will never accept and will agitate ad infinitum. Meanwhile Rome burns.

  • Moree 12/08/2017, 8:11 am

    I fear it will be the same as Ireland. Millions upon millions poured into the”yes” case versus only a few penniless family associations constantly bagged by the media.
    I’m boycotting Qantas – Queers And Novel Transgenders Air Service.

  • Lorraine 12/08/2017, 8:20 am

    Any one with a moral Christian , upbringing should vote No

  • Ian 12/08/2017, 8:47 am

    No, because a yes vote means more tax dollars will be wasted giving invitro treatment to otherwise healthy females.
    No, because marriage is between a man and a woman. Anything else is not marriage, it’s a sham. And if SSM is granted, then marriage is worth less to me.
    No, because I believe that those who want this also want to destroy everything that is normal. Today marriage, tomorrow the businesses who won’t take their wedding photos, who won’t bake them a wedding cake or won’t let them book their reception rooms.
    No, just no.

    • Bushkid 12/08/2017, 9:45 am

      Well put, Ian.

      • Neville 12/08/2017, 10:59 am

        All that and more, Ian.
        Quite right.

    • Joe Blogs 12/08/2017, 12:39 pm

      Hear, hear, Ian. Institutionalised child abuse.

  • Bushkid 12/08/2017, 9:44 am

    It’s not the place of a business, particularly one that makes its money from the whole broad spectrum of opinion of the general public, to take such a public position on either side of a social issue, particularly one so obviously divisive as this. If Joyce hasn’t understood that he’s not CEO material.

    No business has the right to impose the opinion or personal preferences of any management individual upon its employees. Customers can make up their own minds.

  • Margaret 12/08/2017, 9:51 am

    I feel sorry for the pilots and others who just want to do their job. Alan Joyce has basically badged Qantas as a rainbow airline. I wonder how long Etihad will put up with that?

    • Bill 12/08/2017, 11:40 am

      Sorry Margaret, but as much as I agree with your sentiments, it must be said that Qantas – or at least a very visible and apparently large section of its cabin crew – has, for decades, (at least back to the 1960s, and quite possibly earlier), ‘enjoyed’ (for want of a better word) a reputation within the airline industry for its ‘robust’ (for want of a better phrase) ‘gay’ image. Back in the mid 60s the joke was that Qantas stood for Queers And Nancyboys Training As Stewards – (and sometimes “…Traipsing Around as Stewards”.

      Alan Joyce’s ‘in yer face’ stand on LGBTIXYZ issues would meet with the overwhelming approval of a large section of Qantas staff – or at least its cabin crew.

      • Joe Blogs 12/08/2017, 12:49 pm

        I’d like to tell him what to do with his split ring, but he found out 30-odd (in fact, very odd) years ago.

  • Topsy 12/08/2017, 10:40 am

    Joyce is one of those dictatorial types who have emerged with glee, thanks to the bullying alphabet soup mob. Pity some of that pie didn’t choke him.

    • Joe Blogs 12/08/2017, 8:17 pm

      Wonder if Joyce Alan is in the Mile High Mutton Club.

  • DB8tr 12/08/2017, 1:11 pm

    Dont ordinary like turn coat quasi leftist Paul Kelly but his article lists companies in the USA deliberately boycotting other companies that stand for traditional marriage! Can you believe it? The one thing that is common in the successful marketing of cultural marxism is the oxymoronic ignorance of all things statistical, logical, scientific and medical. This is amazing given that they are also the first to criticise Christianity and declare the science is settled on evolution! Anyone seen elephants, monkeys, tigers, kangaroos choosing homosexual partners?

    • Neville 13/08/2017, 2:56 am

      Well, funnily enough, there actually ARE observed cases of homosexuality in animals other than humans. Thing is though, they turn out to be a (estimated, admittedly) vanishingly small percentage of those animal populations, AND they tend to be shunned by others of the same species, AND they are quite abnormal to that species. Hmmm .. quite a lot like humans, eh? It does happen, but it’s not “normal”.

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