Media Releases

Apr 2020

Australia's fruit and vegetable supply secured during Coronavirus

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has welcomed the Federal Government’s swift action to secure the essential supply of fruit and vegetables with the extension of backpacker and farmworker visas up to a year, as well as the many recently unemployed North Queenslanders who have put their…

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Mar 2020

The Foreign Investment Review Board is the 'Abominable Never Say No Man'

WE applaud the Treasurer’s announcement that all foreign investments require approval regardless of value or where they are from, but everyone knows the FIRB is the ‘Abominable Never Say No Man,’ said Kennedy MP, Bob Katter. “Leaving the FIRB to protect what’s…

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Mar 2020

Unemployed locals must put their shoulder to the wheel

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter says a critical proportion of Australia’s fruit and vegetable supply is at risk unless recently unemployed North Queenslanders put their shoulder to the wheel and take up fruit picking jobs. Mr Katter’s office has been contacted by concerned farmers…

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Mar 2020

Coronavirus exposes our lack of domestic manufacturing

AUSTRALIANS are realising we have a lack of vital medical equipment (gowns, hand sanitizer, ventilators, masks and gloves) due in part to the fact that we do not manufacture domestically. Kennedy MP, Bob Katter said if the suppliers were Australian factories then naturally we would…

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Mar 2020

Katter calls for protection for quarantining of NQ

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter fronted media in Townsville today to urge the state and federal governments to lock down north Queensland to preserve the vital fruit and vegetable industry from being impacted by coronavirus. “The figures out of northern Italy, a very…

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Mar 2020

Katter urges Senators to use some 'common cents' when voting on Cash Ban Bill

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said ‘big brother’ was getting more and more powerful after a Senate inquiry recommended a Bill banning cash payments over $10,000. “This would be absolutely disastrous for the Senate to pass this at a time when people are trying desperately…

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Jan 2020

Bob Katter Reacts to Nuclear Proposal

Robbie Katter and I did a pig shooting trip recently to the North West corner of Queensland (around Doomadgee, Burketown and Gregory). We travelled 1,000 kilometres in three days as well as 500 kilometres there and back. There were virtually no cattle around Doomadgee. We saw around…

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Jan 2020

Smoke and mirrors out at CuDeco

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has been shocked by allegations of illegal dealings at the now defunct CuDeco Rocklands Mine, near Cloncurry, North West Queensland. Mr Katter said, “We have requested a forensic inquiry into CuDeco, which is owned by a Chinese corporation.

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Jan 2020

Katter slams Qld Govt's Pristine Water 'depopulate and destroy' policy

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has slammed both sides of the Queensland Government for their water plans announced in recent weeks, labelling the incumbent’s “pristine rivers” policy as a campaign to ‘depopulate and destroy’ rural and remote…

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Dec 2019

Chinese target Cape York for next takeover

LAST month, the Gudang/Yadhaykenu Aboriginal Corporation took tenure of 211 ha of land in Cape York, including the abandoned Pajinka Resort and it is reported that Chinese investors are negotiating with the Traditional Owners to purchase the land. KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob…

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