Sign to remove the order of Australia from Alan Jones of 2GB radio . Alan Jones was directly involved in the Cronulla riots calling bikies to be involved . Now Alan Jones on air called for our prime minister to be drowned at sea in a chaff bag and that her father died of shame due to her actions . Sign this and share this petition to stop this injustice .
Revoke the title of Order of Australia
I wish I were writing to you with better news, but whilst I am sorry to have to bring something like this to your attention, I make no apologies for doing so, as I’m certain you will also see this as an important issue.
The awarding of an Order Of Australia to an individual is a hugely significant event. It is arguably the greatest honour that any Australian can be given, and it is something that is not just earned once. Recipients of this great honour have a responsibility to uphold the outstanding citizenship which this award represents. As long as somebody uses the initials after their name, they should be duty bound to to show respect to the title they have been awarded.
Order of Australia medals
If somebody brings the award into disrepute, it should be taken from them, because the highest award given to Australians should be scandal free. After all, an Order Of Australia Award is bigger than any of its individual recipients.
Last week, one member of this exclusive club has brought the award into disrepute and cheapened the Order with his actions and words in the most public of manners.
The person I refer to is Alan Jones AO, a radio broadcaster.
I am unaware of how he came to be given an Order Of Australia, but frankly I don’t think it matters given his recent actions.
In the United States it is against the law to threaten the president, or to encourage their death, whether in public or private. If only that were the case in Australia.
Jones, on his radio breakfast show, has told his listeners that our elected Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, should be put into a chaff bag and dumped at sea. Despite public outrage at his words, Jones repeated his chaff bag comments on air again, this time putting the leader of the Greens Party, Bob Brown, in the chaff bag with her.
Last week, in what was the lowest point in political commentary this country has ever seen, Alan Jones did the unthinkable.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently mourned the loss her father, undoubtably one of the hardest and most heart wrenching things any person goes through. However, it would seem that not everybody has respect for others in these trying circumstances.
Alan Jones AO, made the conscious decision to announce during a speech to Young Liberals, at a political gathering, that he thinks Julia Gillard, our Prime Minister is a liar, and that her father had recently “died of shame” ― shame, Jones says, because his daughter is a liar. He then followed up by saying that the Liberals were weak for not using this method of attacking our Prime Minister, just because she is a woman.
Alan was also disrespectful enough to autograph a jacket made from chaff bags for auction at the event.
Clearly class is not a requirement for an Order Of Australia, and misogyny is smiled on.
If you were to ask people what it means to be Australian, I am confident that one of the most common answers would be mateship. The spirit of Australians, that has even rivals looking after each other when they are down. It is the spirit of the diggers, going through hell to help a fallen comrade.
Alan Jones has not displayed this sentiment at all; in fact he has shown quite the opposite, he has instead taken to putting the boot into somebody in the most cruel of manners when they are at their most vulnerable.
Put simply, Alan Jones, by his actions and words, has shown himself to be Un-Australian.
This week Alan Jones will continue to try and justify the unjustifiable to an utterly disgusted nation. All the while he will be referred to as Alan Jones AO.
I hope you will consider the future and past recipients of this most prestigious award, and agree that Alan Jones should be stripped of his Order Of Australia.
I thank you for taking this into consideration.