Alan Jones to pay compo for racial vilification


Sydney-based shock-jock Alan Jones and Harbour Radio have been ordered to apologise and pay $10,000 compensation for comments made in the days before the Cronulla riots in 2005.

The order was made on December 21 by the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, which found that Jones and the radio station had engaged in racial vilification of Lebanese Muslims and Lebanese males. During Jones' programs in the days leading up to the race riots, Jones or callers to his program had called members of the Lebanese community "liars", "vermin" and "mongrels", and accused them of engaging in "cultural murder".

[A full copy of the decision can be found