The Health Department has denied that one of their staffers updated Tony Abbott’s Wikipedia page to say that the former prime minister had “chimpanzee ears” and is “dishonourable”. The denial comes in documents submitted to Senate estimates, in answer to a question from Labor Senator Catryna Bilyk regarding a Fairfax article claiming:

“Someone from the Department of Health network editing the Tony Abbott page to state the former PM has ‘chimpanzee ears’, is ‘dishonourable’, that his maternal grandfather ‘died of shame’, and that ‘Abbott has the dubious honour of being the most unworthy and grossly undeserving holder of the prime ministership in Australia’s history’.”

Peter Fray

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