What did this man say about sharks that outraged Parliament?
A NSW LABOR MP provoked the Parliament into an outrage yesterday after suggesting an Upper House Liberal MP take a swim in shark infested waters on the North Coast.
Labor MLC Walt Secord addressed Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack, who is a Lennox Head resident.
The House was debating an issue unrelated to sharks when Mr Secord made the comment.
"Catherine, go for a swim at dusk on the North Coast," Walt Secord said before he was cut off by an eruption of shouts from the house.
"That is shocking," one MP could be heard among several disgusted shouts while the President called for order.
"I warn the Honourable Walt Secord," the President said.
"President I apologise," Mr Secord said.