The national carrier today announced special livery on three Qantas Group aircraft in support of the Yes campaign ahead of the impending referendum for an Indigenous Voice in Parliament.
The Yes23 campaign logo will be featured on three aircraft, including a Qantas Boeing 737, a QantasLink Dash 8 Turboprop, and a Jetstar Airbus A320. The national carrier’s long-standing commitment to reconciliation and, more broadly, the idea of a “fair go” was preserved, according to Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, who supported an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
“Qantas has a long history of promoting reconciliation with First Nations people, starting with the inclusion of Aboriginal artwork in our in-flight magazine in the 1960s and on our aircraft starting in the 1990s, to our support for constitutional recognition in 2014, public endorsement of the Uluru Statement of the Heart in 2019, and First Nations employment and supplier commitments.
“We’re backing the Yes23 campaign because we think giving First Nations people a formal say in government will help bridge the gap in crucial spheres like health, education, and jobs. These aircraft will fly around the nation promoting a “Yes” vote, much as our Flying Art livery aircraft that showcase First Nations culture to a global audience.
The Qantas Group is assisting the Yes23 campaign and the Uluru Dialogue teams with travel in addition to decorating three aircraft with the Yes livery so that they can interact with Australians in regional and remote areas before the referendum.