Media Releases

23
May 2019

Katter welcomes Prime Minister to Cloncurry

KAP leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Cloncurry this evening, but warns there is more work to be done in assisting producers in the region. “We are deeply appreciative of the Prime Minister…

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23
Apr 2019

Labor "crackdown" on foreign workers will still fail Australian workers

KAP leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has slammed the Opposition Leader’s announcement today that the Labor Party will ‘crackdown’ on foreign workers should they gain power at the next election and toughen up regulatory infrastructure which will ‘level…

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23
Apr 2019

The waste of space NAIF and its 'unopened' safe no loss to NQ

KAP leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter responded to the Labor Party’s promise to dissolve the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) if it assumes Government by slamming the Liberal National Party for failing to deliver infrastructure to the north…

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18
Apr 2019

Pro-bank Royal Commission report crucifies small business

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter together with KAP Candidate for Leichhardt Daniel McCarthy have slammed the potential regulations imposed onto Australian owner/operators following the release of the final report of the Royal Commission labelling them ‘unfair’…

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16
Apr 2019

Katter and Knuth take the reins on supporting small business in Kennedy

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter and KAP Member for Hill Shane Knuth are spurring on small business in their electorate, recently on show at a Tully horse riding facility.Visiting Reinsdown Horse Riding in Tully, run by Sam and Amy Strutt, Mr Katter and Mr Knuth…

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10
Apr 2019

Katter worried Hells Gates Dam will "descend into farce" under TEL

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has expressed major concern with today’s announcement that Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) has been tasked to carry out the business case for Hells Gates Dam. It comes just months after Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged…

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8
Apr 2019

Katter to draft anti vegan activism legislation

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has launched a scathing attack against vegan activists after they shut down Melbourne CBD’s and raided a Queensland meatworks, calling on the Federal Government to support a law enforcing jail time for interrupting business…

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4
Apr 2019

Start practicing your Mexican waves… Katter secures extra $3m for Tully grandstand

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has secured the additional $3 million Federal funding needed to ensure the full sum required to build the Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex. In mid-March, Mr Katter sunk the boot into the Federal Government in a letter to the Treasurer…

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2
Apr 2019

Banking style Royal Commission into 'free market': Katter

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter used Question Time today to call on the Federal Government to put an end to its free market policies which are flogging Australian industries as they compete against the global market and called for a Royal Commission to reveal…

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27
Mar 2019

Charters Towers and Yarrabah residential care receives $6.75 million boost

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter continues to welcome funding announcements in his electorate, this time a combined grant of $6.75 million and 28 new beds awarded to two residential care groups.Dalrymple Villa in Charters Towers received $2 million and 18 beds…

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24
Mar 2019

Cowboys left high and dry by mining companies - Katter

KAP leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has attacked foreign-owned mining corporations for failing to implement their social responsibility to invest back into the local communities; while sporting groups like the North Queensland Cowboys battle major financial woes.

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22
Mar 2019

Salt thrown on the separate state debate

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has responded today to a report revealing Cairns’ population would rise by about one million by 2043, agreeing with the report’s proposition that the Far North was now in a prime position to separate. The report, compiled…

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20
Mar 2019

"It's enough to make a man bald": customers pull hair out dealing with Telstra

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has today put in two more complaints to Telstra about its service outages in Normanton and the North Mission Beach/Bingil Bay/Kurrimine Beach area.“We just get this over and over again,” Mr Katter said in regards to…

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20
Mar 2019

Kennedy Men's Sheds thrive with funding injection

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is thrilled to welcome more than $30,000 in grants for four Men’s Sheds in his electorate. Cardwell Shed Inc received $9,800, Herberton Men’s Shed was awarded $7,000, Mareeba Men’s Shed $6,500 and Ravenshoe Men’s…

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20
Mar 2019

"It's enough to make a man bald": customers pull hair out dealing with Telstra

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has today put in two more complaints to Telstra about its service outages in Normanton and the North Mission Beach/Bingil Bay/Kurrimine Beach area. “We just get this over and over again,” Mr Katter said in regards to…

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19
Mar 2019

'Grubby' Uber antics revealed in Four Corners exposé

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter said the Four Corners report aired on ABC last night revealed a number of ‘unsurprising ‘ controversies surrounding ridesharing giant ‘UBER’, which drew attention to just how badly the taxi industry has…

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18
Mar 2019

Back on the line: Katter welcomes end to lengthy Meals on Wheels outage

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is happy to be informed today that phone services have been restored at Tully’s Meals on Wheels after an almost two-month outage, following his call for action. The reconnection comes after Mr Katter made an official complaint…

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18
Mar 2019

We'll fight the Feds like 'Tully Tigers' for grandstand funding

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has ‘sunk the boot’ into the Federal Government in a letter to the Treasurer requesting that they front up with their portion of the $7.1 million required to build the Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex. Prompting the…

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14
Mar 2019

Katter slams Telstra over Tully Meals on Wheels outage

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has made an official complaint to Telstra slamming them for failing to reconnect phone service to the Tully Meals on Wheels who have been without a landline for nearly two months. The outage has caused an enormous inconvenience…

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8
Mar 2019

Taxi owners submit action against Qld Govt

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter joined more than 60 taxi owners representing more than 900 individual licence-holders (half of Queensland's taxi industry) outside Brisbane's Supreme Court after they submitted a closed action Claim and Statement of Claim…

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18
Feb 2019

Katter introduces Reconstruction Board Bill - urges Govt 'save our farmers and Australia'

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has urged the Government to step up and help the farmers by taking on the Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2019 he introduced in Parliament today. The call comes in response to the recent…

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8
Feb 2019

Katter thankful for extended flood assistance,

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is pleased flood disaster categories have been extended to include flood zones previously neglected, however warns some areas may still be left out. KAP offices have been inundated with calls from people denied disaster recovery…

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7
Feb 2019

KAP requests compassion from banks and insurers for flood victims

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter and State Member for Traeger Robbie Katter have requested the banks and insurers show mercy in dealing with North Queensland’s catastrophic flood event. The Katters have written to the Australian Banking Association and Insurance…

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6
Feb 2019

Katter calls PM - we need fodder drops in the Mid-West

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter MP has today called on the Prime Minister to provide fodder drops to flood-affected properties in North Queensland’s Mid-West, in what is becoming an emerging catastrophe. “We have been in constant contact of course…

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5
Feb 2019

Katter to Minister: rural areas need flood assistance

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter has today written to the Human Services Minister to call for Federal Government assistance to be extended to rural areas also impacted by flooding. "Whilst Townsville is experiencing an unprecedented weather event, a very large…

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5
Feb 2019

Julia Creek Hospital - landline out for over a week

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter has expressed his utter contempt for the privatisation of Telstra and its ineffective systems which has seen the flood isolated hospital in Julia Creek without a landline phone since 6pm Tuesday 29 January. "This lack of communication…

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31
Jan 2019

Bus keeps bush hearts beating

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter has welcomed news of $12m in Federal funding for the Heart of Australia bus. “This service saves the lives of those in the bush who would not otherwise access heart related services. “You are twice as likely to…

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31
Jan 2019

Katter reignites calls to finish sealing 'Highway 1' as road deaths multiply

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is amping up his long-running push to finish two-lane sealing the dangerous and deteriorated Gulf Development Road between Mt Surprise and Georgetown. Mr Katter has made repeated calls to request funding to complete the works and…

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30
Jan 2019

Katter-Knuth dive into their pockets for Mission Beach Swim Club

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter together with Shane Knuth, KAP State Member for Hill have provided personal donations to Mission Beach Swim Club for its foundation membership. Mission Beach Swim Club is a new club to Mission Beach, made possible by the newly…

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29
Jan 2019

Katter shoots downs CASA overhaul that could kill Angel Flight

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has called out the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for its latest show of incompetence that could kill charity Angel Flight. “One of Dick Smith’s finest moments was his attack upon CASA; CASA has downed more…

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22
Jan 2019

Katter furious at animal activist group paying export workers and 'institutionalising antagonism'

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is furious yet another ‘greenie’ animal activist group has been caught offering payments to live export workers to capture footage of animals in a ‘bad light’, saying they are trying to institutionalise…

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15
Jan 2019

Katter furious ANZ pulling services from Aus Post

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is furious ANZ Bank has cancelled its Bank@Post services, hurting small businesses and regional residents who have no access to a local branch. Mr Katter said ANZ’s failure to reach an agreement with Australia Post about…

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9
Jan 2019

Men's Shed funding win a boon for Charters Towers

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has congratulated Charters Towers Regional Men’s Shed (CTRMS) for their success in the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program. The Men’s Shed was one of 27 community groups that shared in $250,000 in grants, securing $7,864 to…

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19
Dec 2018

'Saluting Their Service' - Atherton and Edmonton get Federal funds

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter is pleased two grants have been approved under the Commemorations Program for Edmonton and Atherton in the category Saluting Their Service. A $4,000 grant was awarded to the Edmonton RSL Branch to install a Long Tan Cross and…

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18
Dec 2018

Govt commits to $4.75m for Mt Isa to Townsvile Transmission Line

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is ecstatic the Federal Government has committed to $4.75m for the final engineering and development works of the Copperstring 2.0 Project – a vital transmission line between Mt Isa and Townsville in North West Queensland…

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13
Dec 2018

Ergon suspends Qld helicopter contractors on cusp of cyclone for manageable 'issue'

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has slammed Ergon Energy for grounding all Queensland R44 Helicopter contractors hired to assess powerline damage and outages – all based on an information bulletin from Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), reminding pilots…

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12
Dec 2018

Katter - Govt's plan to privatise visa process is 'brainless lunacy'

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the Government has - on the eve of an election - provided proof of their complete “lunacy” by pushing the privatisation of Australia’s visa processing system – a deal media reports is worth more than…

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12
Dec 2018

No more excuses - Katter demands Burke Developmental Rd sealed

No more excuses - Katter demands Burke Developmental Rd sealedKAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is furious the State Government has abandoned their responsibilities after a flood of complaints from constituents, including from the Chillagoe Primary Health Centre…

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11
Dec 2018

If Cook Mp does not want to be in Cook - give the seat to someone who does

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is appalled Member for Cook Cynthia Lui is moving her office one hour from her electorate, ‘because she wants to be in Cairns’ – expecting her constituents to go one hour out of their way to visit her. In a media…

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11
Dec 2018

Sacked before Christmas - Katter urges Nth Qld to 'seek revenge' over Telstra job cuts

News of more than nine Telstra fulltime employees getting sacked a week before Christmas has KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter urging North Queenslanders to seek revenge. Most of the employees have worked for more than 20 years and are from Innisfail, Tablelands…

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6
Dec 2018

House prices fall - we need non-recourse lending or banks will "crush us at their whim"

Plummeting house prices has KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter slamming the banks saying it’s time we stepped in line with other countries and introduced non-recourse lending to prevent further torture to homeowners while the banks take a free ride, using…

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6
Dec 2018

Katter moves divestment amendment preventing privatisation

To prevent state owned energy asset privatisation KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter today circulated an amendment to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 (The Divestment Bill) which ensures Government owned electricity assets…

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30
Nov 2018

Katter backs ALP's harsher penalties for corporate crims, slams Govt's "wet lettuce" bill

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has supported amendments proposed by the ALP in Parliament this week that would increase penalties for corporate criminals. The amendments include increasing jail time from 10 to 15 years and removing the cap on financial penalties.

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30
Nov 2018

Katter demands Government - "Stop selling Australia"

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter slammed the Government on foreign ownership in Parliament yesterday asking if there will be a new regime to stop selling Australia, or is it business as usual, Australia for sale? Tensions mounted as Mr Katter listed the major…

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16
Nov 2018

Govt's plan to end Indian sugar subsidies bittersweet: KAP

Katter’s Australian Party welcomes efforts to end subsidies for Indian sugar growers, but says it’s disappointing it’s taken so long. KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter previously lobbied the Minister’s office on the issue and said negotiations…

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2
Nov 2018

Another High Court referral? Must be a Friday.

In response to the breaking news that the Dunkley MP is to be referred to the High Court for breaching Section 44 of the Constitution, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has a simple message for the government of Australia; get on with governing the country and…

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