Facebook post gave incorrect number of scholarships offered by Australia – and enraged Pauline Hanson

A Liberal senator has apologised after posting on Facebook that “up to” 10,000 African students would receive federal scholarships, which prompted a furious reaction from Pauline Hanson.

Lucy Gichuhi – a Liberal senator of Kenyan descent – was forced to apologise when she realised she had got the figures about the $320m scholarship program wrong.

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