ABC says their Hobart breakfast host has breached editorial standards

The ABC says their Hobart breakfast host Ryk Goddard has breached the organisations editorial standards over comments about Gina Rinehart and her late father Lang Hancock.

Goddard made the comments on October 24 following the withdrawal of a $15m netball sponsorship deal involving Mrs Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting.

In a statement on the ABC website, the company says,

“On 24 October presenter Ryk Goddard, when referring to the late mining magnate Lang Hancock, stated that “He wanted to euthanize the whole of the Aboriginal people…”.

What Lang Hancock actually said was “The ones that are no good to themselves, can’t accept things, the half-castes and this is where most of the trouble comes, I would dope the water up so that they were sterile and would breed themselves out in future and that would solve the problem.”

The ABC Hobart Breakfast presenter also stated that Gina Rinehart is “still defending that comment” made by her father, Lang Hancock. Mrs Rinehart has never defended her father’s comment and Ryk Goddard’s statement is a breach of the ABC’s editorial standards for accuracy.”

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