House debates

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Statements by Members

Pie of Origin

1:47 pm

Photo of Philip RuddockPhilip Ruddock (Berowra, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Tonight there is an epic contest between New South Wales and Queensland, and of course I support the Blues. It is not in the State of Origin; it is in the Pie of Origin. The Pie of Origin is the brainchild of Rob Pirina of Glenorie Bakery. It was first held last year and he raised some $20,000 for victims of floods in Queensland. He challenged Queensland to the best pie competition, and this year he is raising money for the victims of the Bundaberg flood—in the member for Hinkler's electorate—with money donated for each pie sold during the contest.

The challenge has been accepted by Jon Quinn of Quinney's Pies on the Gold Coast, which the member for Moncrieff knows well. I am confident that New South Wales will be victorious in this epic bake-off: the Blues' pies are superior to those of their Queensland cousins.

Let me just make it clear: while I commend this competition and the good cause, I commend the New South Wales pies for their superiority. I hope people will buy them. I hope they will participate in the good spirit of this contest. Go the Blues!