Speeches

15
Aug 2012

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: The developing rural debt crisis

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…

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28
Jun 2012

ADJOURNMENT: Imports, Employment

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.

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27
Jun 2012

BILLS: Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012 Consideration in Detail

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…

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27
Jun 2012

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

“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…

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25
Jun 2012

BILLS: Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012 Second Reading

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…

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25
Jun 2012

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…

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29
May 2012

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)…

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19
Oct 2010

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: Environment

  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…

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18
Oct 2010

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS: Forestry Industry

  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.

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18
Oct 2010

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS: Overseas Trained Doctors

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…

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