The federal Liberal member for Hughes, Craig Kelly, signed affidavits stating he was a director of his collapsed family furniture company as it fought legal action in New Zealand -- despite telling parliament earlier this year there was "no substance whatsoever" to suggestions he was controlling the company behind the scenes.

New Zealand court documents, obtained by Crikey, reveal Kelly repeatedly signed statements as a "director of the respondent company" when representing DV Kelly over a fair trading spat surrounding its "Jet barstool" supplied to Harvey Norman outlets.