Heff thought he’d give Rob a call to persuade him the Coalition was the smart choice to govern the country. Rob’s wife answered the phone. Heff told her to tell Rob that Satan had called. She hung up. Sensing that he may have upset her, Heff texted Rob saying he thought he was talking to Rob’s kids when he told Rob’s wife he was Satan, presumably thinking this would clear up any misunderstanding. Bill Heffernan is a Senator of Australia. True story.
Update: from the pic in the Oz today, it’s pretty clear that my rendering of Rob’s wife would have to be considered somewhat inaccurate even by my own dubious standards. The Devil’s in the detail as well as on the phone I suppose. Crackingly drawn brick though.