Controversial 2GB radio commentator Alan Jones has defended his comments about the need for Australia to have a new Stolen Generation of Indigenous children in a fiery tirade.
Following public backlash and furore from prominent Indigenous leaders and community members, Jones went on air this morning to defend his stance, extensively quoting conservative columnist Andrew Bolt, who believes the Stolen Generations are a lie.
The Stolen Generations refers to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders forcibly removed as children from their families between the early 1900s up until the 1970s by the government.
Jones’ fellow 2GB talkback colleague Ray Hadley has come out and defended the shock jock.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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