Tony Abbott is hardly in a position to complain that his behaviour at university 35 years ago is being scrutinised now as people make judgements about his fitness to be prime minister.
He virtually invited that scrutiny himself, in a speech a couple of months ago.
“I am not asking the Australian people to take me on trust, but on the record of a lifetime,” the opposition leader said. “As student president, trainee priest, Rhodes Scholar, surf life saver and volunteer firefighter, as well as a member of parliament and as a minister in a government.” Note that Abbott specifically mentioned student politics and the position of Student Representative Council president at Sydney University.
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