Broadcaster Alan Jones says women in politics are 'destroying the joint'. Picture: Ray Strange Source: The Daily Telegraph
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BROADCASTER Alan Jones today accused women of "destroying the joint" as he widened his attack on Julia Gillard to take in other female public figures.
Mr Jones seemed to suggest that women should not be in politics as he ranked former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore along with the Prime Minister.
Julia Gillard's most robust critic on the airwaves - he once proposed she be put in a chaff bag and dropped into the sea - was furious over the aid the Prime Minister had announced for South Pacific nations.
He told listeners today that $320 million would be spent by Australia promoting Pacific island women in business and politics.
"She (the Prime Minister) said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating," he told listeners.
"Women are destroying the joint - Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly."
Mr Jones was speaking on air with Nationals Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce about the sale of cotton farm Cubbie Station to Chinese interests.
Asking Senator Joyce if he wanted "a bit of a laugh" he mentioned the aid program, saying the money would have been enough to buy Cubbie Station and keep it in Australian hands.
Mr Jones dismissed critics: "There's no chaff bag big enough for these people."
The Prime Minister's office has not responded to a request for a comment.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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