Speeches

12
Nov 2013

CONDOLENCES Thomson, Hon. David Scott, MC

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (17:49): About half of what was the Leichhardt electorate then is now the Kennedy electorate. Obviously I knew David very well. He was a good friend of my father and I had a lot of interface with him. The decision by the Menzies-McEwen government to base the Army…

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12
Nov 2013

PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE HOLDERS Deputy Speaker

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (17:31): I want to make it perfectly clear, with due deference to my colleague, that the Greens are not speaking for Katter's Australian Party. Madam Speaker, we congratulate you on your appointment to the position. Having dealt with you on many occasions I expect…

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27
May 2013

BILLS: Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013 First Reading

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (10:33): I present the Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013 and explanatory memorandum. I move: That leave be given to introduce the bill. Question agreed to. Mr KATTER: We are introducing this bill so that consumers can make informed choices about the potential…

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27
May 2013

BILLS: Marine Engineers Qualifications Bill 2013 Second Reading

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (21:08): I would like to thank the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers—in particular, federal secretary, Henning Christiansen; national organiser, Michael Bakhaazi; and Terry Snee, a fellow North Queenslander. I will not go over and repeat…

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15
May 2013

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: 457 Visa

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (14:38): My question is to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations. Is the minister aware that the greatest jobs growth in Australian history was in WA and Queensland in the Charles Court and Bjelke-Petersen years? In both states all fly-ins, even…

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15
May 2013

BILLS: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (12:38): As far as we can make out, and as far as I am advised, what is happening here is—for those who are not familiar with the process—that all chemicals that are used in Australia have to be approved by an agency before they are allowed to be used.

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27
Apr 2013

DOORSTOP: Farm Finance Package Announcement

    TRANSCRIPT of THE HON WAYNE SWAN MP Deputy Prime Minister TreasurerSENATOR THE HON JOE LUDWIGMinister for Agriculture, Fisheries and ForestryMinister Assisting on Queensland Floods RecoveryTHE HON BOB KATTER MPMember for KennedyJoint DoorstopTOWNSVILLE27 April 2013…

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19
Sep 2012

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE: Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (14:37): My question is to the Treasurer. Is the Treasurer aware that there is no safe anchorage on the entire paradise coast, from Townsville to Cairns? With the Queensland government's decision to close yet another service vital to the north, the Reconstruction…

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15
Aug 2012

MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: Supermarket Giants

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Supermarket Competition The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Ms AE Burke) (15:11): I have received letters from the honourable member for Kennedy and the honourable Leader of the Opposition proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House…

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15
Aug 2012

BILLS: Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures ) Bill 2011

Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (12:37): In rising to say a few words on the Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures ) Bill 2011, my remarks are coloured by the fact that the last time I was in this House listening to this debate a number of the Liberal and National…

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