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Thursday, 18 June 2020
Page: 4957


Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (13:42): We called in members of parliament in North Queensland to a briefing by one of the two or three biggest major hospitals in northern Australia. They went through whether they had the weapons to fight COVID with, and they had no disinfectants whatsoever. In light of this, United Petroleum and Manildra responded. United Petroleum immediately reopened their Dalby plant, producing 60 million litres of high-grade—Listerine is made out of ethanol—disinfectant. They were famous in North Queensland because they were the first one to bring the petrol prices down. They brought our petrol prices in North Queensland down some 35c or 40c. So God bless United Petroleum. They opened the Dalby plant, producing 60 million litres of disinfectant.

The hospital in North Queensland has zero disinfectant, and guess where they bought it from? They bought their disinfectant from China. All of Queensland Health bought their disinfectant from China. We're told the great supermarket giants—Woolworths and Coles—bought all of their disinfectant from China. All of the government departments that were supposed to be looking after us bought their disinfectant from China. Guess where COVID-19 came from? China. (Time expired)