Member for Fadden

House of Representatives, Statements by Members

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Mr KEOGH (Burt) (13:45): Fair suck of the sauce bottle! Have I not heard it all! That was an amazing contribution from the member for Tangney. I want to start by responding to some of the ill-informed remarks that were made earlier today by the member for Forrest, who had a crack at all of the members from Western Australia here on this side, saying that we didn't have any respect for farmers. As someone whose family has been well connected to farming, as have those of many on this side, they were insulting words coming from the member for Forrest.

But it's not surprising to see that those on the other side don't really understand and have a bit of an awkward relationship with the truth, because I want to draw the chamber's attention to the concept of a conflict of interest. It is a situation in which a person is in a position to derive a personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity. I saw in the paper today that the member for Fadden is apparently going to announce that there will be a task force review into the concept of what is meant by 'Australian made' and 'made in Australia'. It will look at the origin labelling in this country, which is fascinating when we realise that he is a major shareholder in a company that sells supplements that are currently being affected negatively by this regime and is seeking, it would appear—

Ms Henderson: On a point of order, I'd ask that that comment be withdrawn. It reflects on the member in a way that is not supported by the standing orders.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Hogan ): The comment hadn't been finished, but, I apologise to the member, the time has expired.