Media Releases

9
Dec 2010

Katter welcomes aged care funding for North West

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed more than $17 million in funding for long-awaited capital works at Mount Isa’s dilapidated Laura Johnson Nursing Home after intense lobbying by community stakeholders and his representations on their behalf. Mr…

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9
Dec 2010

Katter calls on chains to stock Aussie brand

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has written to the chief executive officers of both Woolworths and Coles, urging them to return Australian dishwashing liquid brand Sunlight to their shelves. Both the major supermarket chains have ceased stocking the popular brand, which is manufactured…

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8
Dec 2010

Walkley image captures Katter at critical time

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has congratulated North Queensland photographer Cameron Laird on his prestigious Walkley accolade for a picture taken during this year’s history-making Federal Election. At an awards ceremony in Melbourne tomorrow night (December 9), the…

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7
Dec 2010

Treasurer acts swiftly on ATO jobs

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan’s show of Christmas spirit in saving more than 150 permanent and casual jobs at the Townsville Tax Office at risk of being axed or shifted to Sydney. “The Treasurer’s swift intervention…

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24
Nov 2010

Katter, crossbenchers lead battle for bank reform

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has joined with his fellow crossbenchers to support major reform of banking fees charges. Mr Katter, fellow independents Andrew Wilkie, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor and Nationals crossbencher Tony Crook have publicly backed a motion by Green MP Adam…

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23
Nov 2010

Katter to rally against bats at Charters Towers

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is joining Qld MP Shane Knuth in calling the Bligh Government to account for placing the rights of disease-carrying bats above human lives. “They know that more than 120 people died of Nipah disease carried from flying foxes…

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17
Nov 2010

Bureaucratic red tape slowly strangles mining development

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is calling for urgent intervention from Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and his Queensland counterpart Andrew Fraser to stop bureaucratic ineptitude from killing mining development in North-West Queensland, a world-class mineral province…

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4
Nov 2010

Katter calls for return of 'people's banks'

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is enthusiastically supporting the United Retail Federation’s proposal for a government-backed small business bank to bring competition to the banking sector. Mr Katter was one of the two ministers responsible for the State Bank of Queensland (QIDC)…

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2
Nov 2010

Rate rise hikes up dollar

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says today’s increase in the Australian dollar on the back of a Reserve Bank interest rate rise is evidence that the two are connected. “There could not be a clearer and louder statement that interest rate rises lead to a change in the value…

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2
Nov 2010

Call for Cup Day holiday

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is backing a call to make the Melbourne Cup a national holiday. What has been described in the media as “the most unproductive day of the year” should be ratified as an official day off to celebrate one of Australia’s few…

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Contact Details

Innisfail
P: (07) 4061 6066
F: (07) 4061 6566
Visit: Cnr Edith and Owen St
Post: PO Box 1638
Innisfail, Qld 4860

Mount Isa
P: (07) 4743 3534
F: (07) 4743 0189
Visit: 42-44 Simpson St
Post: PO Box 2130
Mount Isa, Qld 4825

Canberra
(when Parliament is sitting)
P: (02) 6277 4978
F: (02) 6277 8558

Local Call within the electorate
P: 1300 301 942

Email: Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au