Media Releases

20
Jul 2020

Katter demands meeting with NAIF CEO and Minister

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter will be meeting with the CEO of the NAIF (Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility) in Cairns as well as Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt, following the recent announcement that the NAIF will be extended for another five years - despite releasing only…

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16
Jul 2020

Hughenden Dam to create 490 permanent jobs, $70m in gross regional product annually

The preliminary business case for the Hughenden Irrigation Project has found the dam would create 490 permanent jobs and nearly $73m in gross regional product annually, with the water used for high value crops like lemons and mangoes, as well as fodder crops for the livestock industry.

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15
Jul 2020

Katter fires off at change to Qld firearms licence applications

KENNEDY MP Bob Katter has blasted a change to Queensland firearms licence applications which could potentially see people with old speeding fines denied a gun licence. The Queensland Police Weapons Licensing Branch recently updated its firearms license application forms to include…

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15
Jul 2020

Axe the beer tax increase

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has called on the federal government to freeze a planned increase to the excise tax on beer, which will take place on August 3, as he says it will hinder the hospitality and liquor industries recovery from the coronavirus lockdown. “These industries were…

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2
Jul 2020

Katter urges Attorney General not to appeal the Federal Court's Indonesia live export ruling

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter will write to the Prime Minister, Treasurer and Attorney General pleading with them not to appeal the Federal Court’s ruling on the 2011 Indonesian live export ban by the then Gillard Federal Government. “The action taken by the Gillard Government…

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1
Jul 2020

Not a drop of money for water security in latest drought spending

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has savaged the Federal Government’s first round of spending under the Drought Future Fund, as it demonstrates once again the Agriculture Minister’s preoccupation with climate change and free market ideology. The Government’s announcement…

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24
Jun 2020

Disgraceful sell-off of Aussie farms and water continues

THE amount of foreign owned agricultural properties and water entitlements in Australia continues to skyrocket, with the newly released Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) figures for the 2019 financial year revealing nearly 20% of Queensland’s water entitlements are now…

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22
Jun 2020

National Commission for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention must be made up of former soldiers, not high ranking officers

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter says the newly created Commission for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention must be formed with appointments of former serving soldiers, rather than high ranking military officers and Canberra public servants. Mr Katter said the function of the Department…

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22
Jun 2020

Shovels to hit the dirt on vital Kennedy Electorate road upgrades

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has welcomed more than $100m in vital road upgrades for the Kennedy electorate that will begin within months improving safety, freight routes and tourism connections. Mr Katter said his office, and those of state MPs Robbie Katter, Nick Dametto and Shane Knuth…

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18
Jun 2020

The Liberal, National Parties vote against restarting Australia's car manufacturing industry

MEMBERS of the federal Liberal National Party Government have voted against restarting Australia’s car manufacturing industry, and shutdown debate on the motion which was moved by Kennedy MP, Bob Katter. Mr Katter said the end of the Holden brand was a national shame and a…

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