Michael Christian and co-host Mel Greig
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Australia minister calls award for prank DJ 'bad taste'

5 June 2013 Last updated at 16:47 BST

An Australian minister says an award given to one of the radio DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse is "in bad taste".

Michael Christian was given the "Next Top Jock" award by his employer.

Last year he and co-host Mel Greig made a prank call to the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sickness.

The nurse who answered the phone and believed the callers were the Queen and Prince Charles was later found dead.

Phil Mercer reports.