Nash under pressure to resign

A ROW over the removal of a health food ratings website has claimed the first scalp of the Abbott government and Labor is now gunning for Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash.

Senator Nash on Friday accepted "with regret" the resignation of her chief of staff Alastair Furnival, who has been embroiled in the row over the taking down of the website after just 20 hours of operation.

Mr Furnival has a shareholding in the lobbying firm Australian Public Affairs, operated by his wife Tracey Cain, which represents food industry opponents of the website including Kraft and Cadbury.

Senate leader Penny Wong accused Senator Nash of misleading parliament.

AAP

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