The liberal parliamentarian Tim Wilson will have to assess at least 97 submitted parliamentary research initiatives with text he has written himself.
Wilson is the chairman of the House Economics Committee, which is currently investigating the Labor proposal to end money refunds for surplus allocation credits.
Wilson has also created and approved a campaign website, stoptheretirementtax.com, to which he led people if they want to speak or register to attend research hearings.
Through the website, people can also submit an application to the research with a suggested, pre-written submission against the employment policy.
Guardian Australia conducted an analysis of the 998 entries on the research website to determine which entries contain this pre-written text, which Wilson should then consider in his role as chair of the committee.
Of the entries that have been published, at least 97 contain part of the text written by Wilson, while 92 contain almost the full text. (Many of these contain additional information in addition to the pro forma text).
This figure will almost certainly increase as more submissions are made public. The research website currently handles submissions until December, with those of January and February that have yet to be added.
When asked by Guardian Australia how he could judge entries with text he had written himself, Wilson replied: "Australians choose to submit submissions because they agree with the content, and we must respect that decision. free to add their personal story, which absolutely must be considered as part of the research. "
"If they submit a pro forma submission, this is a statement that they agree with and they express their opinion.As chairman, I must respect what people send in, do not take off."
Wilson also suggested that many more entries had to be published.
"You see only a small number of entries, the secretariat is overwhelmed by the public's reaction and has not been able to process all of them," he said.
But Labor used the analysis to renew a call to Wilson to resign. The Labor Member of Parliament Matt Thistlethwaite said that the dependence on pro forma submissions meant that the final report of the committee would be based on evidence written by its own chairman.
"The pre-filled entries from the Wilson website mean that important parts of the submissions received by the committee are written by the chairman of the committee," he said. "When the committee writes its report, it will largely rely on evidence written by the chairman."
"Tim Wilson has to resign as chairman of the House Economics Committee, but if he does not, the prime minister must finally show leadership and dismiss him"
The investigation into the franking credit policy of Labor has proved controversial, while Guardian Australia shows that fund manager Geoff Wilson, an opponent of the Labor policy, partially funded the campaign website. The same website uses the coat of arms of the government.
Tim Wilson is also distantly related to Geoff Wilson, and has shares in funds managed by Wilson Asset Management of Geoff Wilson.
On Monday morning Wilson appeared on Sky News to defend his actions in the committee. He described Labor's complaint about possible privacy breaches as "complete nonsense" and a "grubby, pathetic, sad smear campaign."
He sealed suggestions of a conflict, either through his shareholding or distant relationship with Geoff Wilson.
"First, the family bond, where people keep talking about, the person involved, Geoff Wilson, is the grandson of my great-grandfather," he said. "You have to go back to 1850 to sign this ridiculous connection Yes, I have shares that are managed by Wilson Asset Management, which was fully disclosed in the parliamentary register It has never been a secret. & # 39;
Tim Wilson also said that he had done nothing wrong by using the weapon on his campaign website. It was "fully in line with the duties of an MP to use the coat of arms as part of our parliamentary duties," he said.
The "parliamentary goal" was "campaigning against a piece of policy".