Friday, 17 August 2018

Stand up for what's right....the spirit of Australia

The leading Australian airline, Qantas has joined with some of its partners, including sports teams, Olympians and Paralympians, and leaders in the arts to produce a new video celebrating the importance of diversity to national life, reflecting the Australian spirit

The 60-second video opens with actor and Qantas Ambassador Hugh Jackman on Maroubra Beach, talking about the Australian spirit and “standing up for a fair go” and moves forward with the impressive rendition of Caravan of Love from Singer Bernard Fanning.

The video features a range of talented Australians including, the Qantas Wallabies, and Matildas and Socceroos. Paralympian Curtis McGrath, Olympic swimmer Bronte Campbell swimming with Paralympian Ellie Cole, Qantas staff celebrating Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, which the airline has supported for over 25 years and many others. 

The video is part of the national carrier’s longstanding support for equality and inclusion – something it has championed through gender diversity (including encouraging more women to train for traditionally male dominated aviation roles), Indigenous reconciliation and support for LGBTI issues.

Qantas Group Executive, Vanessa Hudson, said: “We carry over 50 million people a year from all walks of life. And we have over 30,000 people working at Qantas who represent a cross-section of the community. We don’t all think, look or act the same and that’s a huge asset. This video is about celebrating the strength that comes from diversity and why it’s one of the great things about the kind of place Australia is.”