An activist group has launched a campaign after radio broadcaster Alan Jones attacked NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
2GB’s Jones told his listeners that prime minister Scott Morrison should “shove a sock” down Ardern's throat over comments about climate change.
Morrison and Ardern are at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu where island leaders are calling for action on climate change.
Ardern says Australia has to “answer to the Pacific" on climate change.
Jones called Ardern a "joke" for preaching about climate change.
Morrison called Jones's comments "way out of line".
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Jones released a statement:
“I note some concern about my comment this morning re New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and her remarks and preaching about climate change.
“Of course what I meant to say was that Scott Morrison should tell Ms Ardern to “put a sock in it.”
“There are many people who would relish the opportunity to misinterpret things that I have said as we have seen online this afternoon. Of course I would not wish any harm to Jacinda Ardern.
“This wilful misinterpretation distracts from my point that she was wrong about climate change and wrong about Australia’s contribution to carbon dioxide levels.”
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