Questioning the Government on palm oil product labelling

In Parliament | 09.11.16


The Hon. PENNY SHARPE ( 15:00 ): My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water. Will the Minister support the campaign to save endangered orangutans and other animals and plants by endorsing a recommendation to label all products containing palm oil sold in New South Wales at the 25 November meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation?

The Hon. NIALL BLAIR (Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water) ( 15:01 ):I thank the member for her question. Decisions as to what recommendations Ministers will or will not support at any gathering of State and Federal Ministers is usually endorsed by Cabinet prior to the meeting. Due process will be followed at the meeting to which the member refers.