An erroneous claim by an ABC political reporter that Aboriginal Australians were the subject of an ‘ongoing genocide’ has gone unchallenged on the influential program ‘Insiders’.
And that has prompted Shadow Opposition Minister for Indigenous Australians Jacinta Nampijinpa Price to demand the broadcaster ‘rein check their activist reporters’.
Federal political reporter Dana Morse told ABC TV’s The Insiders on Sunday that those protesting Australia Day on January 26 are “protesting the invasion, they’re protesting the Aboriginal genocide that’s going on today.”
The ABC later tweeted Ms Morse’s statements but redacted her false claims of genocide.
Instead, the clip they posted showed her lashing out at federal opposition leader Peter Dutton’s strategy regarding The Voice referendum debate, accusing him of “creating division and doubt.”
“It’s really completely consistent with anyone of Peter Dutton’s political tenure over the years, this is the game he’s been playing over the years, especially when it comes to minority groups and people of color.”
Dana Morse (above, second right) on The Insiders on Sunday said that ‘Peter Dutton’s political tenure over the years is the game he’s been playing for a number of years, especially when it comes to minority groups and people of color’
The fact that her comment was aired unchallenged on Sunday’s show was criticized by both Senator Price and “No” campaign manager Warren Mundine, who said the national broadcaster was broadcasting “false information.”
Mr Mundine added that claims that there was an ongoing genocide of Aboriginal people were ‘nonsense’.
The comments follow an apology from the ABC in February after an ABC reporter alleged that a rally in Alice Springs to tackle crime and violence had been a “disgusting display of white supremacy.”
Federal political reporter Dana Morse told ABC TV’s The Insiders on Sunday that the genocide of Aboriginal Australians is ‘ongoing’
Dana Morse has previously tweeted about racism and her Twitter biography says she is from the Plangermaireena clan of the Palawa (Tasmanian Aborigines).
“There is no genocide being committed today and comments that say there is no place on the public airwaves,” Nampijinpa Price said. The Australian.
“I have previously called on the ABC to monitor their staff and ensure balanced and impartial voice commentary, but once again a so-called ABC reporter has been allowed to spew divisive and false information without being apprehended by the host,” said Ms. Price. said.
“The No campaign has tried to work with the ABC to strike a balance. Personally, I’ve made six ABC appearances on TV and radio in less than a week, but their bias in this referendum is still fully visible and the ABC bosses need to do more to keep their activist employees in check.”
No campaign manager Warren Mundine added The past 56 years since the 1967 referendum have seen tremendous improvements in the lives of Aboriginal people.
“There is no genocide today. And if she has proof for that, let her… point it out… they should bring her in because it’s just a bunch of lies and nonsense.”
Ms Morse, whose Twitter biography says she is from the Plangermaireena clan of the Palawa (Tasmanian Aborigines), has previously tweeted about race issues.
Appearing on Australia Story on Monday night, she spoke about The Voice and the 1967 referendum, which she said ‘meant the government being counted in the census by the government and the federal government could legislate about us’. It really, you know, brought Aboriginal human rights to an absolute minimum.”
The Uluru Declaration of the Heart calls for three things: Voice, Treaty, and Truth. That is why the Voice to Parliament is presented as an advisory body. It’s about being able to talk to the people who make the laws and policies that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives,” Ms Morse said on Australian Story.
Last week, the reporter tweeted about Senator Lidia Thorpe’s recent allegations of sexual harassment by a now-resigned Liberal Party senator, David Van, in the Federal House.
Dana Morse (red suit) is a guest on The Insiders and one of the ABC’s federal political reporters
Senator Price (above) described the comments as false and criticized the ABC for airing them, saying ‘there is no genocide being committed today, and comments saying there is no place on public air’
“You cannot ignore the difference between how a black and a white woman were treated when making allegations of sexual assault/harassment in parliament,” Ms Morse tweeted.
“Yet another example of the systemic racism @SenatorThorpe has exposed time and time again.”
Two years ago, she tweeted about her own heritage and Tasmania’s 19th-century policy of wiping out the state’s indigenous people.
“I grew up constantly questioning my existence and identity due to willful ignorance of Tasmania’s Aboriginal history,” she tweeted.
“The Tasmanian Aboriginal Genocide was one of the worst in our shameful settler past. #AlwaysWasAltijdZijn.’
That tweet referenced a 2021 story about leaders of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community who still disapproved of the lack of “a memorial honoring the state’s bloody history, despite the announcement this week of a planned multi-unit Holocaust education center.” millions of dollars for Hobart.
Local Indigenous leader Nala Mansell said at the time: ‘There are still no monuments to honor the Aboriginal resistance fighters of those who lost their lives and there are certainly no museums to educate people about the history and treatment of Aboriginal people and that is a shame’. she said.
“While Aboriginal history is completely ignored, we see state and federal governments offering millions of dollars to other groups who have also been victimized.”
Daily Mail Australia has requested a response from the ABC regarding the comments made on The Insiders.
In February, the ABC was forced to apologize for an “incomplete” account of an Alice Springs community meeting, including interviews with attendees who claimed the meeting was a “disgusting display of white supremacy.”
The report by Indigenous Affairs reporter Carly Williams and broadcast on Radio National’s AM program was labeled “one-sided.”
After viewers criticized the ABC for not properly broadcasting the meeting, the broadcaster issued a partial apology, saying “we recognize that one message on AM was incomplete and did not adequately capture the full context of the meeting or the range of perspectives that were put forward during the meeting. It.’