"Come to Cronulla this weekend to take revenge. Jones rapped for pre-riot 'scum ... and its prominent breakfast presenter Alan Jones breached the radio code of practice during broadcasts just before the infamous 2005 Cronulla riots. The people Alan is talking about were responsible for the assault of two lifeguards at Cronulla beach on December 4th last year. The tribunal found that complaints of racial vilification against two respondents were substantiated, but the balance of the complaint was dismissed. Good on you, John." ALAN Jones' ongoing racial vilification of Lebanese Muslims culminated in the Cronulla riots, which could have been avoided if he had apologised eight … He quotes Jones as saying: “I’m the person that’s led this charge here.Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla. Alan Jones's legal case over ... the talkback king or his station for attacks on Lebanese Muslims that reached their depths in the days before the Cronulla riots in the summer of 2005. Look, you know, I feel like everybody else. They are proud to be here — all those Samoans and Fijians. 'I'm the person that's led this charge here. Conservative Australian broadcaster Alan Jones was found to have incited hatred for describing Lebanese Muslims as ''vermin'' and ''mongrels'' in the lead-up to the riots. He said the radio attacks had desensitised listeners to vilification. You step out of line, look out.' Excerpts from Jones’ original 2005 audio and its analysis forms part of more than 200 pieces of multimedia content that I produced for the SBS Interactive documentary, Cronulla Riots… It's not a few causing trouble, it's all of them'' - Sydney radio 2GB ‘‘shock jock'' Alan Jones reading out an email on air three days before the Cronulla race riots. 2GB's Alan Jones has been found guilty of vilifying Lebanese Muslims in his 'Cronulla Riot' broadcasts of April 2005. A community show of force. Radio doesn't get much grimmer than Alan Jones' efforts in the days before the Cronulla riot. These are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots. "Good stuff, good stuff," said Jones. And when he then offered a maxim his father had picked up during the war — "Shoot one, the rest will run" — the broadcaster roared with laughter. Nor were the ACMA or Press Council effective in … Jones's apology comes two months after he lost a lengthy legal bid to overturn the 2009 decision. He quotes Jones as saying: “I’m the person that’s led this charge here.Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla. "Yeh. "It should not be the job of a private citizen to try to protect the law of the land at his own expense, and that's what I was asked to do," he said. Image: Cronulla Riots Fairfax Media/Andrew Meares By Johnny Lieu 2015-12-07 06:08:24 UTC. LEBANESE community leader Keysar Trad is relieved to receive Alan Jones' apology but says it does not make up for years of racial vilification. "No, you don't play Queensberry's rules. SHOCKJOCK Alan Jones has been unsuccessful in his latest attempt to have a lawsuit claiming he racially vilified Sydney's Muslims three days before the Cronulla riots in 2005, dismissed. I grew up in Cronulla. The Cronulla riots in December 2005 marked one of the most significant race riots in Australian history. Read More: Alan Jones’ solution for women he disagrees with: Shut them up by any means necessary. He has also been accused for inciting hatred on his radio show in the lead up to the Cronulla riots in 2005. Daily he cautioned his listeners not to take the law into their own hands, but he warmed to listeners who had exactly that on their minds. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. RADIO broadcaster Alan Jones broadcast material likely to encourage violence and vilify people of Middle Eastern descent in the lead-up to a Sydney race riot, … news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. Both the Telegraph and Jones’s employer 2GB will continue to shape their product according to their audiences. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It began in the beachside suburb of Cronulla on 11 December and spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs.. CALLER TO 3AW DOROTHY: I'd class those ones who took part in that yesterday, they're not fit to be called Aussies — dirty, filthy, drunken little scumbags. An in-depth analysis of the Cronulla race riots would be presented to understand the factors influencing the riot and its effects on the community and economy as a whole. ", It was horrible stuff, larded with self-congratulation. ", He assured his huge audience he "understood" why that famous text message went out and he read it right through again on air. As Fairfax journalist David Marr wrote on December 13, 2005, Jones was boasting about his role. "These attacks made listeners feel that Lebanese Muslims were some sort of a different species, like an alien race - a group they can refer to as 'the other' rather than being part and parcel of Australian society.". Wyatt says if it wasn’t for the Cronulla Riots, then his local MP could have ended up being a Lebo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Jones_(radio_broadcaster) It's not a few causing trouble. 'Trauma' for Cronulla Cronulla Race Riots On 4th December 2005, an argument occurred between volunteer lifesavers and four guys of Middle East descendant at North Cronulla, after which the Cronulla race riots broke out. Thanks Alan for providing some very worthwhile context to this. It's all of them.". Cronulla is a very long beach and it's been taken over by this scum. Jones rapped for pre-riot 'scum' remarks ... and its prominent breakfast presenter Alan Jones breached the radio code of practice during broadcasts just before the infamous 2005 Cronulla riots. I'm a Cronulla girl, and I reverted to Islam four years ago, and I get so upset to hear people talking about these thugs, these Lebanese thugs, in terms of Islam. Cronulla is a very long beach and it's been taken over by this scum. Are you suggesting that the Cronulla Riots had not impact on anybody other than his listeners? It was brewing all week on talkback radio — particularly on 2GB. Part 2 was published on December 1 and part 3 will be published on December 2. "Alan, it's not just a few Middle Eastern bastards at the weekend, it's thousands. ALAN Jones' ongoing racial vilification of Lebanese Muslims culminated in the Cronulla riots, which could have been avoided if he had apologised eight … "I apologise for making those comments and I recognise they were unlawful and I also apologise on behalf of Radio 2GB," he said. By Thursday Alan Jones was screaming like a race caller whose horse was coming home, observes David Marr in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.. What we've got here now is totally away from where we want to be. The Cronulla riots in December 2005 marked one of the most significant race riots in Australian history. ", When John called on Tuesday to bluntly recommend vigilante action — "If the police can't do the job, the next tier is us" — Jones did not dissent. When she reported hearing "really derogatory remarks" aimed at Middle Eastern people on Cronulla beach, Jones cut her off: "Let's not get too carried away, Berta. It was brewing all week on talkback radio — particularly on 2GB. Good on you, John. The station has been ordered to pay $10,000 in damages by the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal and to issue an apology. He has also been accused for inciting hatred on his radio show in the lead up to the Cronulla riots in 2005. Jones claimed the broadcast wrongly suggested that he "sought to incite racial violence" in the week leading up to the Cronulla riots, "was a racist" … Read More: Alan Jones’ solution for women he disagrees with: Shut them up by any means necessary. But after the apology was aired, Mr Trad, who took the case against Jones and 2GB, told AAP "no 40-second segment can balance years of criticism of the Muslim community". BY THURSDAY last week Alan Jones was screaming like a race caller whose horse was coming home. The Cronulla riots were sparked, in part, by a clash on 4 December 2005, when a group of off-duty volunteer surf lifesavers were involved in a dispute … They love being here. "I tell you who we want to encourage, Charlie, all the Pacific Island people because, you want to know something, they don't take any nonsense. HE'S tough, testy and rarely apologetic, but broadcaster Alan Jones has reached 25 years on air with one big regret: the day he made a senior female bureaucrat cry. “Radio doesn't get much grimmer than Alan Jones' efforts in the days before the Cronulla riot. Radio doesn't get much grimmer than Alan Jones' efforts in the days before the Cronulla riot. LEADING Sydney radio station 2GB and its star announcer, Alan Jones, breached the industrys code of practice by inciting violence during the Cronulla riots. Jones happily hopped on the band wagon — and in 2007 the ACMA found he helped incite the Cronulla race riots by broadcasting material “that was likely to encourage violence or brutality and to vilify people of Lebanese and Middle-Eastern backgrounds on the basis of ethnicity”. ALAN Jones' ongoing racial vilification of Lebanese Muslims culminated in the Cronulla riots, which could have been avoided if he had apologised eight years ago, community leader Keysar Trad says. Go beyond the media headlines with SBS's interactive experience: watch the documentary, explore the themes and delve deeper into the riots. Both shaped the outcome of the Cronulla riots with their practices and neither are signatories of the MEAA code of ethics. And, of course, cowards always run, don't they? The station has been ordered to pay $10,000 in damages by the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal and to issue an apology. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Jones said his comments breached the Anti-Discrimination Act and the tribunal had found they "incited serious contempt of Lebanese males including Lebanese Muslims". RADIO broadcaster Alan Jones broadcast material likely to encourage violence and vilify people of Middle Eastern descent in the lead-up to a Sydney race riot, the broadcasting regulator has found. Jones lost his appeal against a 2009 Administrative Decisions Tribunal ruling that a broadcast on his radio show on April 28, 2005, "incited hatred, serious contempt and severe ridicule of Lebanese Muslims". He was dead keen for a demo at the beach — "a rally, a street march, call it what you will. By Thursday Alan Jones was screaming like a race caller whose horse was coming home, observes David Marr in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.. Alan Jones: I'm the person that's led this charge. Originally published asJones comments incited riots: Trad. ", The riot was still three days away and Sydney's highest-rating breakfast radio host had a heap of anonymous emails to whip his 2GB listeners along. In April 2005, conservative broadcaster Alan Jones made on-air comments describing Lebanese Muslims as “vermin” and “mongrels.” In 2009 a court found that Alan Jones … And they say, 'Uh huh, uh huh. Alan Jones settles defamation lawsuit with SBS smh.com.au - Angus Thompson, Georgina Mitchell. 2005 Cronulla riots; Police observing crowds prior to confrontations. LEADING Sydney radio station 2GB and its star announcer, Alan Jones, breached the industrys code of practice by inciting violence during the Cronulla riots. Alan Jones's legal case over ... the talkback king or his station for attacks on Lebanese Muslims that reached their depths in the days before the Cronulla riots in the summer of 2005. Alan Jones has lost his bid to overturn a tribunal decision which found he incited hatred of Lebanese Muslims in the lead-up to the Cronulla riots. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. The tribunal found that complaints of racial vilification against two respondents were substantiated, but the balance of the complaint was dismissed. Yesterday, 2GB broadcasters claimed two-thirds of calls coming into the station supported "what happened" at Cronulla on Sunday. One of the chief inciters of the Cronulla race riot was Radio 2GB shock jock Alan Jones. CALLER TO 2GB, SYDNEY MARK: It's not about keeping Australia white, it's about keeping Australia right — having the right people, the right culture and the right feeling. “By Thursday last week Alan Jones was screaming like a race caller whose horse was coming home. Mr Trad hoped the tribunal would rule that 2GB pay his legal costs, which he said were six figures. It's all of them.' We don't have Anglo-Saxon kids out there raping women in western Sydney.". But Alan Jones is not around to deal with the aftermath. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla, now it's gathered to this. He was dead keen for a demo at the beach — "a rally, a street march, call it what you will. This Sunday every Aussie in the Shire get down to North Cronulla to support the Leb and wog bashing day …". Sunday's trouble did not come out of the blue. “I contacted certain MPs, yes.” Alan Jones’ controversial role in the leadership spill. The controversial broadcaster on Wednesday apologised on air for saying in April 2005 Lebanese men were "vermin" and "mongrels" who "simply rape, pillage and plunder a nation that's taken them in". "I'm the person that's led this charge here. In December 2005 about 5000 people were involved in a drunken riot at Cronulla beach, during which people of Middle Eastern appearance were chased and bashed. "We saw the ugly culmination of these comments in the riots of December 2005, and if my complaint had been dealt with promptly, Australia may have well been saved from the Cronulla riots, because this was eight months before and if (2GB) had been brought to account they would have been on notice and more careful about what they said.". It's not a few causing trouble. McIver’s Ladies Baths: Sydney pool cops heat for transgender... Berkshire Park: Driver killed in head-on crash with truck, Sydney: Selim Sensoy faces court over alleged prison break. "This apology has made a lot of people feel that we as a community have reclaimed some of the respect that we deserve.". Date: 11 – 12 December 2005: I'm really upset about this whole thing. The Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) had ordered Jones to apologise on his 2GB radio show any day this week. Below we are publishing part one of a three-part series on the December 2005 race riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach. 2GB's Alan Jones has been found guilty of vilifying Lebanese Muslims in his 'Cronulla Riot' broadcasts of April 2005. Last Thursday Charlie rang to suggest all junior footballers in the Shire gather on the beach to support the lifesavers. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla; now it’s gathered to this.” Marce Cameron, Sydney ‘‘Alan, it's not just a few Middle Eastern bastards at the weekend, it's thousands. The Sydney-based Lebanese-born Muslim leader said he knew of no other ethnic group that had received such sustained vilification as the Muslim Lebanese community. And pity poor Berta — "not of a Middle Eastern family" — who tried to argue there were two sides to this story. Cronulla is a very long beach and it's been taken over by this scum. He's having a well-earned holiday. Australia’s top-rating radio host Alan Jones has been forced to make his second apology in a week, this time for comments made days before the 2005 Cronulla riots in Sydney. “I contacted certain MPs, yes.” Alan Jones’ controversial role in the leadership spill. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict starting in the beachside suburb of Cronulla in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs. I'd just like to stress the point that it is naive to think that that none of us are influenced by Alan Jones' platform if we do not listen to him. As Alan Jones himself exclaimed on radio 2GB on December 8, 2005: “I’m the person that’s led this charge here. “Sunday's trouble did not come out of the blue. Been taken over by this scum: I 'm the person that 's led this charge here Jones ' in. Particularly on 2GB Tribunal would rule that 2GB pay his legal costs, which he said the radio had! 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