However, he also said he did not believe the station had broken the law.
The British press condemned the hoax yesterday, while Australian media said it was not the time for “hysterical finger-pointing.”
“Radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian did not kill British nurse Jacintha Saldanha,” Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said, hitting out at the “predictable British media frenzy.”
Meanwhile, Jenny McCartney, a columnist for Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, blamed the foreign media for the worst invasions of William and Kate’s privacy in recent months, including the publication of topless photos of Kate in a French magazine.
“This most recent incident, one must hope, might come as an international wake-up call to back off,” she wrote.
The widespread shock at Saldanha’s death was in a sharp contrast to the excitement that greeted Monday’s announcement of Kate’s first pregnancy.
The baby will be third in line to the British throne.