Controversial talkback radio host Alan Jones has told listeners that Australia needed to have another Stolen Generation to save Indigenous children from drug and alcohol addicted Aboriginal mothers and fathers.
"We need Stolen Generations, there's a whole heap of kids going before the courts now or their families going. Mums going before the courts or dads who are on top of the world with drugs or alcohol."
The Stolen Generations refers to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who were forcibly removed as children from their families between the early 1900s up until the 1970s by the government.
"Yeah, we've gone mad, haven't we?" Jones said. "We have gone mad – I just thought [the minute's silence] was unbelievable."
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.