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Durack MP Barry Haase has dismissed claims he will be disendorsed after he was criticised for going “missing” during the wheat deregulation debate.

Mr Haase made the comments following his return from a three-month trip to the US.

Farming groups criticised Mr Haase for not publicly commenting on Gillard Government’s bid to deregulate wheat exports.

The Bill was later passed after O’Connor MP Tony Crook crossed the floor and the Greens voted it through the Senate.

But the former Kalgoorlie MHR has hit back at the disapproval to his silence on the issue and downplayed its significance.

“The idea this was some great lay down misere, where the people of the electorate were outraged because I wasn’t doing what they wanted me to do, is an absolute fantasy, ” he said.

Mr Haase rejected suggestions he could face being disendorsed as the party’s candidate for the seat of Durack.

“There is nothing about it, ” he said.

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