House debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Industrial Hemp

2:12 pm

Photo of Andrew WilkieAndrew Wilkie (Denison, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, industrial hemp cannot be smoked and would be a lucrative crop for many Tasmanian farmers. It produces fabric, paper, construction material and omega-3-rich oil. Prime Minister, when will the government ease restrictions on its cultivation and use, as recommended since 2002 by Food Standards Australia New Zealand? Wellington acted on that advice 12 years ago. When will Canberra stop talking about it and work with the states to make it happen?

Comments

Peter Bright
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 10:49 am (Report this comment)

If the raucous outburst of laughter that occurred a moment after Andrew began speaking was intended to ridicule his support for industrial hemp in Tasmania, then all it revealed in actuality was an inexcusable ignorance and a damning indictment of the "intelligence" level of those deriding his entirely valid comments.

Such unworthy "people" deserve no place in any Parliament anywhere, and if their IQ is so low that behavior like that is seen as smart then they should bugger off and never return.

I for one don't want them in Australia at all.

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