Part of the menu at the Liberal Party function.

The offending entry on the menu.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is standing by Liberal candidate Mal Brough, despite calls for the former Howard minister to be disendorsed after his fund-raiser used a menu that made lewd jokes about the Prime Minister's anatomy.

Julia Gillard has described the menu for a dinner in March as ''grossly sexist and offensive'' and criticised Mr Abbott for sticking with Mr Brough.

The menu lists ''Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail'' before describing it as ''Small breasts, huge thighs & a big red box''.

Illustration: Ron Tandberg.

Illustration: Ron Tandberg.

''Mr Brough should be disendorsed. That's what should happen here,'' Ms Gillard said.

The menu was circulated by Brisbane man ''Dave'' on Tuesday night. Dave, who said he was not a member of any political party, said he had first seen the photo on a former colleague's Facebook page. At the time of the function, he had sent a Facebook message to the Prime Minister about it, but did not get a response.

Ms Gillard said that she and her office found out about it via Twitter on Wednesday.

Last night the owner of Richard & Richards restaurant, Joe Richards, said he made up the menu, which was not distributed at the fund-raiser. He said an employee took one home, posted it on Facebook, from where it was tweeted.

Dave said that he retweeted the menu in light of a Joe Hockey tweet about Ms Gillard's comments about abortion. The shadow treasurer attended the fund-raiser, but does not recall the menu, which he said was ''wrong''.

This is not the first time there have been questions over Mr Brough's candidacy in Fisher, currently held by Peter Slipper. Last December, Labor called for Mr Brough to be disendorsed after a damning Federal Court judgment found he was involved in actions to discredit the former speaker.

It is also his second brush with female anatomy controversy. Last October, in the wake of revelations that Mr Slipper sent vulgar text messages about the female anatomy, Mr Brough called for the former speaker to quit Parliament.

Mr Abbott condemned the menu, but said Mr Brough's preselection would not be affected.

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