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Australian radio host sacked for PM gay jibe

Shock jock asked Gillard if her partner was gay in latest sexism uproar to rock Australian politics.

Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 19:04
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An Australian radio presenter has been sacked after asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard about her partner's sexuality.

He suggested Tim Mathieson might be gay because he is a hairdresser.

It is the latest in a string of incidents that Gillard has said illustrates sexist attitudes and disrespect for the prime minister’s office being held by a woman.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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