Alan Jones on Q&A

Staff Writer

Alan Jones made his debut on ABC Televisions Q&A with Spills, Bills, Coal & Kills.

It tapped into a number of areas including those close to Alan’s heart but where some are saying he shined concerned the Bali 9.

But will Alan go on the hunt with the NSW Government over coal seam gas like he did in Queensland?


We know mining and coal seam gas was a big issue in the recent Queensland election, an agenda that Alan Jones drove from day one with his appearance on News Talk 4BC. His efforts have also been widely seen as contributing to the fall of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Alan was asked by Tony Jones “Are you going to do the same thing in NSW?”

“Tony I don’t it for it for that purpose”, said Alan.

“…. I broadcast to 77 stations across the country and people write to me”.

“They are desperate… they write to the government.. they don’t get an answer… they take absolutely no notice….”

“…If these poor people are suffering and get no redress or if the Barry O’Farrell commitment in NSW is not honoured, well…. they have to face the consequences”, said Alan.

While Q&A tackled serious topics, there were some lighter moments.

 “Alan has brought out so many numbers I am wanting for someone to yell out bingo”, said Corrine Grant.

But don’t tempt fate?

“With the risk of disagreeing with Alan, because we always have to agree with Alan according to some.” Said Jamie Biggs – Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Perhaps where Alan did shine, as did all panel members was concerning the Bali 9 members on death row. Alan Jones said the move was "barbaric".  When speaking about their plight, Alan was not backwards at singling out the new Indonesian President.

"I find it incomprehensible that these people can't yield to pleas for clemency," said Alan

 "Someone has to get on the phone to this bloke, and simply say, 'Well, you do what you like, but we gave you a billion dollars when you were hit by the tsunami.'"

He didn’t hold back on the Australian Federal Police and their involvement either:

"It is a shame on the Indonesian system, but a pronounced shame on the Federal Police system"

You can view the entire Q&A episode here.

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