Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has thanked the community for all their efforts in campaigning for marriage equality.

Speaking to Star Observer at yesterday’s survey results announcement in Sydney, he said he was proud of Australia, as he had been of his native Ireland when they introduced marriage equality two years ago.

“I think it’s an amazing day,” said Joyce.

“I’m very proud today to be an Australian. I was proud of Ireland in 2015.

“We live here, my partner lives here, we made our home here… so I’m even more proud of Australia.”

Joyce said he was very happy with the outcome of the marriage survey.

“The Australian people in massive numbers, overwhelming numbers, have voted for a fair go. I’m overjoyed at that,” he said.

He said that Qantas’s and his own personal contributions to the campaign had been “the least we could do” for the cause.

“It’s so important for everybody in the community,” he said.

Joyce thanked everyone who worked on the Yes campaign and achieved the strong result announced yesterday.

“There are a lot of hard workers here today, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, so I want to thank them for the amazing job that they’ve done,” he said.

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