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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Donates $1 Million To 'Yes' Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

It's the largest individual donation to the cause to date.

13/09/2017 11:03 AM AEST | Updated 14/09/2017 11:23 AM AEST
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Alan Joyce throws financial support behind the 'Yes' campaign.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has personally donated $1 million to the 'Yes' campaign in support of legalising same-sex marriage.

The donation comes after Joyce announced his support for the 'Yes' vote in late August.

"There are 1300 companies that have published their logo to support marriage equality including all the banks, all the airlines and I believe that those companies should go out there and support it," Mr Joyce told News Corp.

"They have given their logos and support to that campaign before and I have no doubt a large element of the business community will be out there supporting this campaign."

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Alan Joyce donates $1 million to the 'Yes' campaign.

Mr Joyce and Qantas have long been public supporters of legalising same sex marriage and now Joyce is making it a little more personal.

According to The Australian, Mr Joyce's annual base pay is $2.1 million, making this donation about half of his base earnings. His total remuneration for 2016 however, was 12.96 million.

The Australian Financial Review reports that this is the largest individual donation the 'Yes' campaign has received to date.

On Tuesday, around 16 million postal vote survey forms were sent to eligible Australians. A recent Fairfax-Ipsos poll suggests that 70 percent of people intending to vote in the survey will vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

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