Angus Taylor (then Minister for Cities) in early 2017, met & strongly lobbied the then Minister for Environment, Josh Frydenberg.
And all allegedly over an illegal grass spraying issue.
So let's look at this alleged illegal grass spraying issue.
It happened on an isolated 800 hectare property in Delegate, southern Monaro NSW.
We do know the alleged incident involved 200hectares of land on that NotOwnedByJamLand farm – 200 ha that may or may not have contained legislatively significant coverage of native grasses.
And how often.
And the reality is sometimes – not much.
That still doesn't mean that Angus Taylor was not desperately worried about his "family owned company" called JamLand that allegedly sprayed grasses that may or may not have been there on a farm they didn't own over three years ago.
Apparently Angus Taylor told him all about it - "a family company that was subject to a compliance issue and that he had an indirect interest in that company."
And Angus Taylor told him this before their meeting on March 2017?
Because why would Angus Taylor be assuring Frydenberg about a "family company" he had an "indirect interest" in - 2 months before it actually was a family company he had an indirect interest in?
Was Josh Frydenberg alternative-facting in that ABC interview?
why would a federal minister worry about a compliance investigation into a company he didn't own at the time, on a property he didn't own at the time involving a maybe/maybe-not grasses issue that was so debatable, even the NSW department walked away from it?