Alan Jones to be probed?
“The approval has been revoked and I did have some role in this. Yes, I did. Do I apologise for it? No I don’t”, said Alan Jones.
Alan Jones is at the centre of Federal Court proceedings surrounding the approval back flip by an Environment Minister.
In the statement of claim, a Sydney Health care company alleges that Environment Minister Bob Baldwin reversed a decision to grant the company land to develop a facility, after pressure from Alan Jones on 2GB. The land in question is also smack bang in Prime Minister Tony Abbots electorate.
The Sydney Morning Herald launched the exclusive overnight by highlighting Alan Jones campaigned against the development saying:
“A Mosman couple behind a proposed aged care home at Middle Head claim the government’s decision to withdraw approval for the development was done at “Mr Jones’ behest”.
“The decision was catalysed and driven by Mr Jones, was in response to his vehement public criticism of the lease approvals and the various executive decision-makers involved and was taken at Mr Jones’ behest,”Middle Head Healthcare told the court.
The Sydney Morning Herald report also detailed how Alan Jones told his 2GB audience back as early as Feb 6th “that he had held discussions with Mr Hunt and Mr Baldwin and the matter was “in excellent hands”. He told his audience he was confident “common sense would prevail”.
You can read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald here and also take a listen to Alan Jones in action with the Environment Minister Bob Baldwin.