Media Releases

28
May 2020

Opportunity for regional newspapers to be resurrected on an owner-operator basis

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said today was a sad day for regional journalism and democracy with the end of printed editions of many regional newspapers including the Northern Miner, Herbert RIver Express, Atherton Tablelander, and Innisfail Advocate in his electorate. “We feel for…

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25
May 2020

Power-sick Premier locks down, locks up, locks out First Australians

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter flanked hundreds of First Australians at a roadblock outside Yarrabah today to protest the State Government’s continued “lock down” of Indigenous communities, labelling the rule a case of “brutal paternalism”.

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24
May 2020

Premier's Olympic bid announcement not even worthy of a bronze medal

Yesterday, the QLD Premier announced at a press conference that the 2032 Brisbane Olympic bid had been paused; it followed a statement from Kennedy MP, Bob Katter on Wednesday that called on the Premier to scrap the bid entirely as it is an 'absorb money' project that will not assist…

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23
May 2020

Littleproud fails Aussie farmers again by axing the biosecurity levy

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said the next person to talk about Australia’s ‘clean, green image’ should be shot by the firing squad, after the Agriculture Minister axed a biosecurity levy designed to protect Australian farmers from pests and diseases. “We are a…

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21
May 2020

Scrap the Brisbane Olympic bid

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has called on the State and Federal Governments to immediately stop work on the bid for a Brisbane Olympics in 2032, stating it was a waste of money and resources as the economy tanks from the Coronavirus lockdown and thousands try to survive without work.

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19
May 2020

Kennedy MP celebrates Copperstring funding

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has praised the Qld Government for funding $14.8m to the Copperstring transmission line that will connect the North West Minerals Province to the national electricity market. “We join party leader Robbie Katter in welcoming the funding and we would like…

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14
May 2020

North Qld dam set for completion thanks to federal funding

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said he was relieved and thankful that the Federal Government had agreed to fund the money required to complete the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. The dam is located about six kilometres downstream of Forsayth and about 31 kilometres upstream of Georgetown…

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14
May 2020

Minister must act on First Australian communities

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has called upon the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, to address the issues in First Australian Communities including Yarrabah and Palm Island, where residents have been cut off from the outside world due to Coronavirus restrictions. Mr Katter…

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13
May 2020

Question Time: Will the Government unlock the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to build Australia out of the Covid Depression?

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has utilised Question Time to ask Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg whether he will unlock the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, a national development bank ready to go, to build the nation out of the Covid-Depression through infrastructure and industry. Mr Katter…

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12
May 2020

We've put all our eggs in the basket of the last powerful dictatorship on earth

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said Australia had thrown all its eggs in the basket of the last dictatorship on earth, instead of developing the VIP markets (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines) as well as Thailand and Taiwan - where there are nearly 700 million people living in those countries.

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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)
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F: (02) 6277 8558

Local Call within the electorate
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Email: Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au