Zaky Mallah on Q&A; on Monday night.
Zaky Mallah on Q&A; on Monday night.

Abbott orders inquiry into Q&A; says 'heads should roll'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared "heads should roll" at the ABC over Monday's night's Q&A program, with the Government ordering its own inquiry into the show.

The ABC has been roundly criticised for allowing Zaky Mallah, who had pleaded guilty to threatening to kill ASIO officials, into the show's studio audience.

The Government is setting up an inquiry into the program, which Mr Abbott says betrayed Australia.

READ RELATED: Our say on Zaky Mallah: Q&A; reckless, but News overblown

"They compounded the mistake by re-broadcasting the program," he said. "Now, frankly, heads should roll over this."

The ABC board signed off on an external review of Q&A two-and-a-half weeks ago, before the show in question aired, but has not appointed someone to undertake it yet.   Read more at ABC News


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