ABC Apologises for Broadcasting ‘False and Defamatory’ Views of Jacinta Price

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has apologised to Alice Springs Deputy Mayor Jacinta Price for broadcasting “false and defamatory” views on two local radio services in September 2019 during her Mind the Gap speaking tour. Price claimed the Coffs Harbour & District Local Aboriginal Land Councils and the ABC had falsely accused her of vilifying Aboriginal people and their culture. The ABC issued a public apology on April 7, admitting that on Sept. 11, 2019, its Coffs Coast and Alice Springs stations broadcast radio segments about Price’s speaking tour and local reactions to it in Coffs Harbour. The reactions included a media release put out by the local Aboriginal Land Council. “The ABC understands that the Land Council has withdrawn and apologised to Ms Price for statements contained in that media release, which it accepts were false and defamatory, and which caused hurt and distress to Ms Price and her family,” …
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