The Voice – Qantas Chairman owns up to the corporate world’s grovelling forelock tugging to the woke class

Many of us – not only conservatives – have been sickened to the pits of our stomach over the corporate world’s supine puppy-dog attitude to the commissars of the woke class. Many of those commissars are the newly appointed feminist CEOs of big corporations. The Coles and Woolworth’s CEOs are excellent examples of the feminist activists who have got a foothold in business through quotas and positive discrimination.

So, it has been a surprise that a male chairman of a high-profile corporation has stiffened his backbone and admitted the wooshes of big business have cringed in fear over what the woke class will do if they do not obey.

Well done, John Mullen. May you continue to keep your backbone straight.


Warren Mundine brands corporate Voice support a ‘national disgrace’ after new Qantas chair John Mullen admits companies got it wrong

Warren Mundine has welcomed an admission by incoming Qantas chair John Mullen that corporate support for the Voice to Parliament’s Yes campaign “backfired” on companies, arguing big businesses “looked down their noses” at anyone opposed to the proposal.

Max Melzer, SkyNews, 14 June 2024

Prominent Indigenous advocate Warren Mundine has branded corporate support for the Voice to Parliament a “national disgrace,” after incoming Qantas chair John Mullen conceded businesses did themselves a “disservice” by backing the proposal.

Qantas drew significant public criticism when it announced its backing for the controversial Indigenous body, with the airline beset by a number of scandals around the time campaigning for the Voice referendum began.

Other corporate bodies also joined the Yes campaign, sparking accusations of tokenism from some Voice opponents who argued business should remain independent of social issues.

Now, months after the Voice referendum was rejected, Qantas’ new chair has become one of the only business leaders to concede corporate Australia may have made a mistake in how it handled the campaign.

Speaking to The Australian on Thursday, Mr Mullen, who will take over the reins at the airline in July, admitted backing the Yes campaign “backfired” on big business by creating the impression it was acting “high and mighty.”

“The way that corporate Australia went about supporting it was detrimental to the image of corporate Australia in the eyes of many people,” he said.

“In retrospect, the broader business community was seen by a lot of people in Australia as high and mighty and telling us what we should do.”

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