Mr FITZGIBBON (Hunter) (14:38): My question is also to the Minister for Agriculture
. Minister, you mentioned the National Farmers Federation. Its vice-president has said of the government's changes to John Howard's environmental protection laws:
… suddenly and with no warning or consultation, we get this put forward …
Minister, if farming groups were not consulted on these changes, the question becomes: were you consulted? And isn't this just another sign that this government is in absolute chaos?
The SPEAKER: I remind the member for Hunter to refer to former governments, rather than individuals, making laws.