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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 8638


Senator DI NATALE (VictoriaLeader of the Australian Greens) (16:02): Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator DI NATALE: Through you, Mr Deputy President, the motions coming from Senator Canavan are starting to become a little embarrassing. Here we have Senator Canavan wanting to take us to where China was during the berries scandal. What we want, according to Senator Canavan, is not for the government to intervene in our daily lives. We want people to be able to eat what they want, when they want it, without the heavy-handed intervention of government. Really, this stuff is starting to become embarrassing. What next? Are we going to allow smoking advertising back on the TV? Why don't we have that? What about billboards? Let's bring the Benson & Hedges billboards back to the MCG. Come on, let's do that! What about alcohol advertising? Why don't we advertise VB and Bundy during Sesame Street, Senator Canavan? This stuff—really! We are wasting our time again?