Stan Grant will not return to Q+A

Stan Grant will not return to Q+A

Stan Grant has decided to step down as host of D+R but will move on to new projects with ABC.

Patricia Karvelas will host for the rest of the year.

Grant stepped aside as host in May by citing and undertaking an 8-week leave of absence, following continued abuse and headlines on social media.

“I won’t be leaving for a while because of racism. We get it too often. I’m not leaving because of social media hate. I need a break from the media. I feel like I’m part of the problem and I need to ask how or if we can do this better,” she said at the time.

ABC Director, News Justin Stevens said today, “Stan Grant is one of the best journalists, storytellers and broadcasters in the country and we look forward to having him contribute to a number of different ABC programs.

“We want to do everything we can to support Stan and ensure he continues to play an important role in Australian media. He has the ability to guide our media towards a kinder and more constructive conversation.

“In Wiradjuri ‘dyiraamalang’ means teacher and leader. Stan Grant, a proud Wiradjuri, is both of those things and I can’t wait to see what he does in the future.

“Patricia Karvelas has done an outstanding job as replacement host and we are delighted that she has agreed to continue in that role.”

Voice correspondent e The drum presenter Dan Bourchier will soon host a special Q&A edition from the Garma Festival, featuring an all-indigenous panel.

“Dan is doing an outstanding job in a key role covering the Voice to Parliament debate and referendum and having him host the program at Garma’s will be another big part of that,” said Stevens.