Did he or didn’t he?
The Prime Minister has been requested to confirm, under oath, his recollection of the events that took place on the evening of 28 July 1977. That night he is alleged to have punched the wall either side of a student, Barbara Ramjan, while he was at university.
An eye-witness has now come forward and sworn an affidavit that Ms Ramjan’s account is accurate.
Earlier today News Corp’s National political editor Samantha Maiden shared a media statement from Abbott’s one-time political rival Barbara Ramjan, via Twitter.
— Samantha Maiden (@samanthamaiden) September 14, 2015
Ramjan is the woman who has sworn on oath that on July 28 in 1977 at Sydney University, Tony Abbott “came up to her, stood within an inch of her nose and punched the wall on either side of her head”. Ramjan, now a Guardian in the NSW Children’s Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, asserts that this occurred at the Student Representative Council offices at the uni following the election for the SRC president that took place that night. Abbott was a candidate for president and was not elected.