Alan Jones shut down on the ABC’s Q&A for talking about violence against Aboriginal women

Conservative broadcaster Alan Jones was shut down on ABC’s Q&A show when he raised the issue of violence against Aboriginal women.

Jones, who was Sydney’s breakfast radio king for more than three decades, singled out the campaign of Liberal Indigenous Northern Territory Senator Jacinta Price to highlight high rates of domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities.

‘What do they do about the violence, the appalling violence against women in the Northern Territory? No action has been taken,” she said.

Jones now hosts an online show on ADH TV after it was taken off the air by 2GB in 2020 following a series of controversies.

He used his guest appearance Thursday night on the left-leaning ABC panel show to suggest that Senator Price’s accounts of domestic violence were ignored.

“Jacinta Price came to Canberra last year with horrific revelations about what was going on in the Northern Territory,” he said.

“No one, no one has opened their mouths to support her and nothing has been done.”

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Conservative broadcaster Alan Jones was shut down on ABC's Q&A show when he raised the issue of violence against Aboriginal women.

Conservative broadcaster Alan Jones was shut down on ABC’s Q&A show when he raised the issue of violence against Aboriginal women.

Federal Labor Cabinet Minister Ed Husic, Australia’s first Muslim MP, interrupted.

“Alan, violence against women runs through all colors,” he said.

Jones then asked Ben Abbatangelo, an indigenous writer and former Melbourne Stars Twenty20 Big Bash League cricketer, for an answer.

When he remained silent, Q&A host Stan Grant, who is also Indigenous, closed the discussion and apologized to Indigenous audience member Deidre Trewhella, who had asked about ‘hostility towards First Nations people’. as someone who ‘survived my family being ripped apart by government legislation’.

“Can I say that we are having this conversation in front of an Aboriginal woman who has asked us this question?” Grant said.

‘Deirdre, I can hear the anguish in your voice even as you ask the question.

‘I just want to say, can we leave it where it is now?

He had taken note of the campaign by Liberal Northern Territory Indigenous Senator Jacinta Price to highlight the high rates of domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities.

He had taken note of the campaign by Liberal Northern Territory Indigenous Senator Jacinta Price to highlight the high rates of domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities.

He had taken note of the campaign by Liberal Northern Territory Indigenous Senator Jacinta Price to highlight the high rates of domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities.

Q&A host Stan Grant (pictured right with his wife Tracey Holmes), who is also Native American, closed the discussion and apologized to Native audience member Deidre Trewhella, who had asked about the “hostility toward First Nations people” as someone who “outlived my family. being torn apart by government legislation’

Ben Abbatangelo, Indigenous writer and former Melbourne Stars Twenty20 Big Bash League cricketer

Ben Abbatangelo, Indigenous writer and former Melbourne Stars Twenty20 Big Bash League cricketer

Ben Abbatangelo, Indigenous writer and former Melbourne Stars Twenty20 Big Bash League cricketer

‘Deirdre, thank you very much for asking that question and I’m sorry you have to because clearly, these are not easy questions to ask.’

Abbatangelo had also told the panel show that indigenous players should boycott the AFL, following allegations of racism against Hawthorn’s coaches in Melbourne.

They included separating Aboriginal players from their family and an athlete who was told to force his girlfriend to have an abortion.

Abbatangelo called on indigenous players to boycott the AFL, comparing the idea to the 1966 Wave Hill March in the Northern Territory, where 200 Gurindji ranchers, domestic workers and their families went on strike over mistreatment.

“I think it’s time for the indigenous players in the AFL to boycott,” he said.

“It’s time to learn from the Wave Hill Walk-Off, I think it’s time to learn from many other political movements throughout history that solidarity always wins.

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people in the AFL are the number one shareholders, they bring so much joy to the games, so much joy to people’s lives, but if you can’t be free in those moments, and all of us in those moments , then neither of us is.

Senator Price, who acknowledges her Celtic and Warlpiri heritage, used her inaugural address to the federal parliament in July to highlight violence against Aboriginal women in remote communities from Wadeye to Tennant Creek to Yuendemu.

Senator Price, who acknowledges her Celtic and Warlpiri heritage, used her inaugural address to the federal parliament in July to highlight violence against Aboriginal women in remote communities from Wadeye to Tennant Creek to Yuendemu.

Senator Price, who acknowledges her Celtic and Warlpiri heritage, used her inaugural address to the federal parliament in July to highlight violence against Aboriginal women in remote communities from Wadeye to Tennant Creek to Yuendemu.

Senator Price, who acknowledges her Celtic and Warlpiri heritage, used her inaugural address to the federal parliament in July to highlight violence against Aboriginal women in remote communities from Wadeye to Tennant Creek to Yuendemu.

She argued that symbolism, such as welcoming into country ceremonies and recognition of indigenous people at corporate events, gained more attention than addressing “the scourge of alcoholism and violence” against Aboriginal women.

The domestic violence survivor is in favor of keeping the cashless debit card and opposes Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s call for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, which she wants to enshrine in the Constitution through a referendum.

Thursday night’s Q&A also discussed the end of the mandatory cashless debit card on October 4 in Ceduna in South Australia, the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Goldfields region of WA and Bundaberg and Hervey Bay in Queensland.

But a voluntary system is maintained in those areas, along with Doomadgee in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Cape York.

Abbatangelo argued that a racist system still existed.

“The revenue management scheme has not been abolished,” he said.

‘It has been reformed back to its racist roots.’

Abbatangelo also argued that Australia’s political system was illegitimate during an earlier segment on a federal integrity commission.

“A political system that was imposed under the guise of fiction,” he said.

‘This system of government has no integrity and cannot be trusted.

“I learned not to be afraid to look white supremacy in the eye.”

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