Some in the media, politicians of obvious side and the public, criticise the PM for not apparently accepting Alan Jones apology. What she did was not take his call. Neither would I in the same situation. It is not indicative of failure to accept an apology. It is a further measure of the man’s arrogance . Why should the PM take his call?
The most genuine response would be a personal hand written letter
“Dear Prime Minister,
I apologies unreservedly to you and your mother for my remarks about the death of your father.
I am convinced the PM response would be a hand written personal letter:
“Dear Mr Jones?
I accept your apology.
Julia Gillard and family”.
End of story