Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (14:44): My question is to the Treasurer. The Treasurer would be aware that much of rural Australia is struggling under an insurmountable debt burden. Reliable sources continue to quote that between seven and 20 per cent of farmers are facing foreclosures within…
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (11:21): It seems to me that very seldom does a day goes by when I do not get further bad news from the coalface. I have long since given up reading journals and newspapers and watching the television, because the flow of information is so erroneous and misleading.
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (19:12): I have been listening to speeches in parliament for 39 years and today was probably one of the better exercises in hypocrisy that I have heard. Mr Neville: How would you know? Mr KATTER: Do not provoke me. I do not think that would be a really good idea…
“Boat arrivals will continue so long as they know they can be processed, because two-thirds of the people who come by boat are granted residency in Australia or New Zealand. My position has always been clear that if they know they can get residency, they will keep coming. Tens…
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (16:55): I applaud some of the remarks that the previous speaker made. His endorsement might be in a fair bit of trouble as a result of some of the remarks he made, but I applaud him for them. However, he started talking about unionists having a responsibility…
BILLS: Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012, Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2012 Second Reading
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (18:45): I speak in praise of the shadow Treasurer when he criticises the government for changing the goalposts. I think that it is right for our overseas investors to have faith in the Australian government. Having said that, we are never going to be able to…
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012
SECOND READING Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (18:05): I move the amendment circulated in my name: (1) Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 9), at the end of the Schedule, add: 12 Aquifer drilling—12 month moratorium (1) A person commits an offence if: (a) the person takes an action; and (b)…
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (2:31 PM) —My question is to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Is the minister aware that in just six years Australia has become a net importer of pork, fruit and vegetables, and seafood? Would the minister…
Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (8:12 PM) —In rising to speak to the motion before the House, I pay tribute to the honourable member from Tasmania who moved this resolution. I think he embodies all of the laudable characteristics which hallmarked the Labor Party from its inception.
Mr KATTER - (Kennedy) (7:01 PM) —In strongly endorsing the words of the member for Leichhardt, I note that we had a situation in Townsville where there were only three surgeons who were able to do heart surgery. I can speak from personal experience on this because I have been…