Shortland MP Pat Conroy has gone into bat for NSW, saying it is the true home of Don Bradman.
Mr Conroy, whose electorate covers Lake Macquarie's east and north, hit a six for NSW in a recent debate in Parliament.
Federal politicians were discussing the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2019. The bill aims to boost Australia's anti-doping capability.
Sturt MP James Stevens outrageously claimed Bradman for South Australia.
Mr Stevens began by saying he was proud of "the excellent sporting pedigree of my electorate".
"I point out that probably the most famous sportsperson in Australian history is from the electorate of Sturt, Sir Donald Bradman, who was from the Kensington Cricket Club and was a great president of the South Australian Cricket Association," James said.
"He's the sort of person that's still looked up to by young people in that particular pursuit in my electorate, across the country and across the world, because he was renowned for not only his prowess on the field but his sportsmanship.
"It's sportspeople like Sir Donald Bradman who have set such a very high standard, and ASADA need changes like those in this bill that we're debating this morning to put them in a position to maintain that reputation well into the future. I commend this bill to the House."
Mr Conroy responded: "Australia has a long and proud history as a sporting nation. From backyard games to the Boxing Day test, from grassroots participation to competition on the national and international stage, sport has and continues to play an important role in our way of life and our national identity.
"Whenever we hear good news stories about sport at any level, those stories enhance the reputation of Australian sport and our love for it. But reports of doping in sport and reports of match fixing damage and devalue Australian sport's reputation and our relationship with it.
"I conclude by correcting the record on the member for Sturt's outrageous previous claim that Don Bradman was from South Australia.
"Don Bradman was a proud Bowral boy from NSW, yet again emphasising the fact that NSW is the premier state for sport as it is for all other things! I commend the bill to the House."
Rare Dodgy Banknote
We wrote on Thursday that a rare £10 note from the Bank of Newcastle is up for auction.
Bids open at $15,000 on the website invaluable.com, but the artefact is estimated to go for up to $25,000.
The auction ends on Sunday.
Charlestown's Jim Richardson said old notes from private banks prior to the Commonwealth note issue were "highly valued by collectors, hence they attract high prices".
Jim said Frederick Bouchier founded the Bank of Newcastle as a private bank "in an attempt to obtain credit from the unwary".
"The institution has one small claim to fame inasmuch as it was the first country bank in Australia," Jim said.
It operated from 1828 to 1829 with suspect methods and dodgy banknotes.
"Bouchier subsequently became a merchant in Sydney and attempted to found other banks," he said.
Jim worked in a bank himself. He was a teller at ANZ Bank when Australia switched to decimal currency in 1966.
"In those years, a lot of old notes came from under the carpet," he said.
Some from under mattresses and floorboards, too, we suspect.