The Qantas CEO said: “I’m very proud to be an Australian today”
“I think this marriage equality debate doesn’t represent the best of Australia”
The Queen’s Birthday honour list for 2017 features 891 prominent Australians including Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Cate Blanchett.
Tony Overheu faces multiple charges after the incident at a business breakfast last week.
Activists have called on politicians and groups opposed to marriage equality to condemn assault by opponents of same-sex marriage.
Tony Overheu labelled Qantas’ stance as “corporate bullying aimed at social engineering” in justifying the attack.