Media Releases

Dec 2012

Katter congratulates Heywire 2012 winner Jordan Gyss

  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter would like to congratulate a student of the Kennedy electorate – Jordan Gyss of Ingham; one of seven Queensland winners of the Heywire 2012 short story competition. Heywire is an annual competition for young people from regional…

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Nov 2012

Katter forces urgent debate on Murray-Darling cutbacks

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has forced Parliament to debate the reversal of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the final day of sittings for 2012 (tomorrow) after calling for Question Time to be suspended so that the water cutbacks could be debated immediately. After…

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Nov 2012

Katter congratulates MDB communities on water backflip

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has congratulated Murray-Darling communities for leading a tenacious fight to force a Coalition backflip on water cutbacks. Following intense pressure by Mr Katter – including a proposal to introduce his own disallowance motion on the…

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Nov 2012

Katter introduces laws to keep Cubbie in Aussie control

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today introduced legislation into the Australian Parliament to stop the sale of Australia’s largest land holding and water licence to foreign owners. The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Cubbie Station) Bill 2012 directs…

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Nov 2012

Overseas sell-out continues with northern food bowl

THE Federal and WA Governments have betrayed their own people by subsidising an overseas sell-off of untapped valuable northern agriculture, said KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today. “Wake up Australia, they’re selling your country out from under you,”…

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Nov 2012

Reality bites in emotional debate on live export

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has reminded Australians to be acutely aware of the disastrous realities for our cattle and sheep farmers resulting from the emotion-driven debate about Australia’s live export industry. Mr Katter urged Australians not to “submit…

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Nov 2012

Locking up Peninsula denies Cape York locals an economic future

KAP Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter has warned that any proposal to list North Qld’s entire Cape York Peninsula as a World Heritage Area will punish First Australians for having kept the area pristine since time immemorial, by denying them vital economic opportunities.

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Nov 2012

Vote to protect jobs, communities from callous, vicious cull

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy today voted in Parliament to protect jobs and the communities that depend on them by supporting Federal legislation that narrowly passed the House of Representatives by a single vote. Mr Katter said the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill…

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Oct 2012

Katter calls for national day to mark 37,000 Sikh deaths

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today called for a national day of mourning and remembrance in 2014 to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the deaths of 37,000 Sikhs across India. Speaking in Parliament on behalf of the estimated 100,000 Sikhs in Australia – of…

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Oct 2012

Bill brings veterans a step closer to fairer pensions

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today introduced legislation that requires the Federal Government to bring defence veterans’ pensions in line with aged pensions within six months. “The Fair Indexation of Military Superannuation Entitlements Bill 2012 is to look…

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