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Sep 2016

Katter: A free trade agreement with GB enslaves us as an "economic colony"

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets British Prime Minister Theresa May today he hopes to secure a “strong” free trade agreement between Australia and Britain. KAP Member for Kennedy believes Australia will only end up worse off and “political interference”…

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Aug 2016

Katter seconds Royal Commission into banking: "A 'Motion' of emotional carnage"

This morning KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has seconded the Federal Opposition’s motion for the immediate establishment of a Royal Commission into banking. This comes the day after Mr Katter tabled a notice of his intention to present a Bill titled Banking Commission of…

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Aug 2016

Katter gets Govt to consider funding $2.5m plan for Hughenden

Funding for Nth Qld irrigation and the scourge of the Prickly Acacia framed the first Question of the new Parliament for KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter. In Question Time today, Mr Katter asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby…

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Aug 2016

Katter: A tribunal into banking is barking up the wrong tree

Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter thinks the Government’s proposal of another banking tribunal instead of a Royal Commission is suspicious. Mr Katter said, “We oughta be very suspicious when someone like the Government doesn’t want an inquiry. “Anyone…

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Aug 2016

Katter: Japan pays less for OZ gas because we have no Reserve Resource Policy

KAP member for Kennedy isn’t surprised by today’s reports that Australian gas is 40 per cent cheaper in Japan than in Australia, despite export costs. Mr Katter said “Our mineral processing industries in Australia now are under very serious threat. They have announced…

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Aug 2016

Katter thinks ruling on "bat tree" pruning is madness

KAP member for Kennedy, Bob Katter thinks the verdict and fines handed down to an arborist and Cairns Regional Council by Magistrate on Tuesday for pruning the infamous flying fox trees are wrong. Mr Katter said, “Cairns Regional Council is not even allowed to carry out normal…

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Aug 2016

Katter: Entsch is dogging it and here are my Terms of Reference for Royal Commission into the banks

KAP member for Kennedy, Bob Katter was the first Member of Parliament to call for a Royal Commission into the banks over a year ago on the 15 May 2015:…

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Aug 2016

Katter: 'Visa Doctors' won't solve rural doctor shortage

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter says the doctor shortage in remote and regional Australia will not be solved with overseas-trained doctors and “visa doctors” often worsen the problem. “I’m not against foreign doctors. I’ve personally had my…

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Aug 2016

Katter says Baird belongs in jail over Ausgrid

During a Brisbane press conference today, KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said he’d put NSW Premier Baird in jail over Ausgrid. Mr Katter said, “We gave the federal draftsmen legislation to stop the sale of Ausgrid last fortnight. We instructions gave to immediately…

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Aug 2016

Katter says the blocking of Ausgrid sale is a "clear political message"

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter will be sending the Treasurer, Scott Morrison a letter of congratulations in his decision to prevent the sale of Australia’s largest electricity distributer, Ausgrid -- to either of the Chinese companies in the bidding. Mr Katter said…

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