A radio host has been sacked for grilling Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on whether her partner, Tim Mathieson, was gay.
Howard Sattler's contract with Perth station Radio 6PR was terminated following the interview, which was roundly condemned, even by fellow 'shock jocks'.
In the live interview yesterday, Mr Sattler questioned Ms Gillard about the "myths, rumours, snide jokes and innuendoes" swirling around her.
"Can I test a few out?" he asked, going on to state: "Tim's gay." "Well, that's absurd," she replied. "But you hear it, he must be gay, he's a hairdresser," pressed Mr Sattler, who refused to back off despite Ms Gillard's evident annoyance. (© Independent News Service)