Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and the man who brought Qantas back to life are among those being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.
The big names are among a list of almost 900 Australians being recognised on Monday.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce, who recently copped a pie in the face by a protester railing against corporate support for same-sex marriage, has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his service to gender equity and diversity.
Despite the attack, and pressure from senior federal government figures, the Irish-born businessman has refused to back down on Qantas' public support for gay marriage.
He's also been recognised for his services to the aviation and tourism industries, after turning around the flying kangaroo's fortunes from a record loss in 2013/14.
Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett has also been recognised for her service to the performing arts, as well as her support for humanitarian and environmental causes.