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To: Alan Joyce, CEO Qantas

Qantas - STOP broadcasting Sky News and Newscorp media in your aircraft, lounges and at your gates!

Dear Mr Joyce,
Sky News and Newscorp publications are notoriously renowned for their racist, right-wing rhetoric. We know that this type of media discourse has fuelled division and hate in our community, and after Christchurch we know that hate kills.
When Qantas provides the platform for the broadcasting of Sky News and Newscorp publications in member lounges, aircrafts and at airport gates, it sends a message that Qantas is legitimising and endorsing those views. Those views are not in keeping with the "Spirit of Australia".
As CEO of Qantas, Australia's national airline, we are writing to ask that you show corporate leadership and terminate your company's contractual arrangements with Sky News and Newscorp publications NOW.

Why is this important?

Sky News and Newscorp publications are notorious for their racist, right-wing rhetoric. We know this type of media commentary has fuelled division and hate in our community, and after Christchurch we know that hate kills.
When Qantas provides the platform for the broadcasting of Sky News and Newscorp publications in their aircraft, member lounges and at airport gates, it sends a message that our National airline is legitimising and endorsing those views. Those views are not in keeping with the "Spirit of Australia" - an inclusive, respectful and proud multicultural society.
Tell Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, to show some corporate leadership and terminate Qantas' contractual arrangements with Sky News and Newscorp publications NOW.


Reasons for signing

  • Our airports are the face of Australia visitors see first. They should see our national broadcaster, not the often highly politicised Sky News owned by the American Murdoch family.
  • I didn’t pay good money to be subjected to Murdoch’s propaganda.
  • Sky News and Newscorspe is trash,always was always will be ,ran by an Amercain that has killed democracy and sells racism to misguided fools.

Updates

2019-04-02 12:28:01 +1100

Below is the cover letter which will accompany the petition being sent to [email protected] and [email protected], today.

"Dear Mr Joyce,

As our National airline, Qantas represents Australia both at home and overseas. Qantas is the “Spirit of Australia”.

I am attaching a petition, currently signed by 828 Australians over the past few days, who are asking you as CEO to reconsider Qantas' contracts with Sky News and Newscorp publications. We believe this association is not in keeping with the “Spirit of Australia”.

We thank you for your consideration of our request and we look forward to your written response, which will be forwarded to all petition signatories."

2019-03-30 08:34:50 +1100

We have 810 signatures this morning and they are still coming in.
I will collate all signatures and send this petition directly to Alan Joyce next week.
I will also keep you posted on Qantas' response to our concerns.
Watch this space....

2019-03-29 09:24:47 +1100

We are now closing in on 800 signatures! Thanks to each and every one of you for your support on this issue!!

2019-03-27 10:24:44 +1100

Nearly 700 signatures and counting...!

2019-03-26 11:58:57 +1100

500 signatures reached

2019-03-25 22:21:14 +1100

Nearly 200 signatures in just over half an hour! Let's keep this momentum going - share the petition and let's tell our National airline Qantas to step up!!!

2019-03-25 22:01:11 +1100

100 signatures reached

2019-03-25 21:51:39 +1100

50 signatures reached

2019-03-25 21:46:44 +1100

25 signatures reached

2019-03-25 21:45:02 +1100

10 signatures reached