Media Releases

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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Jul 2016

Katter cuts fuse on $10b+ Ausgrid sale to China

KAP Leader for Kennedy, Bob Katter will continue to stand against foreign ownership of key Australian economic and strategic assets in the countdown to the sale of Ausgrid. Ausgrid is NSW’s state main electricity distributer and will be sold to one of two Chinese corporations…

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Jul 2016

Katter focused on NQ

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter remains focused on developing Nth Qld during this significant moment in Australian politics: Mr Katter said, “North Qld is economically one of the worst hit areas in Australia. With tens of thousands laid off in the mining industry. Nearly…

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Jul 2016

Kennedy puts Katter back in the saddle

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter is humbled by the result of the 2016 Federal election that has returned him to Kennedy with more than an 11 per cent swing. “I thank the hundreds of great Australians who stood outside in the wind, hot sun and in some places cold handing out…

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Jun 2016

Katter: the LNP couldn't lie straight in bed

KAP member for Kennedy, Bob Katter is responding to the LNP lies and misinformation spreading about his preferences: “We’ve never done a preference deal in Kennedy and this election is no different. Ultimately, it’s your decision dear voter. “Our How 2 Vote…

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