Media Releases

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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Oct 2012

Register won't stop our country being sold overseas

Establishing a register of all foreign-owned farmland will do nothing to halt the sell-off of Australian agriculture overseas, warns KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter. "So what – now we will be able to watch how our country is being sold out," commented Mr Katter regarding…

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Oct 2012

Uranium backflip a win for Qld and common sense

KATTER’S Australian Party has thanked the people of North West Qld and beyond who fought tenaciously with KAP in successfully pushing for a return to uranium mining, following today’s stunning reversal by the LNP State Government of a decades-long ban. “At last…

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Oct 2012

Essential services at risk from job cuts, corporatisation

THE loss of another 500 jobs from Ergon Energy, coupled with the Productivity Commission’s call to sell off publicly-owned electricity networks ‘because they treat their employees too well’, does not auger well for keeping the lights on in Qld, KAP Federal Member…

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Oct 2012

Stop playing political ping pong with the Torres Strait

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has called on the Queensland Government to match the Commonwealth’s commitment to restoring and rebuilding of Torres Strait sea walls after severe flooding. “It is critical that we maintain occupation of the Torres Strait, and…

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Oct 2012

Grim prognosis for a dental system in distress

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today condemned the government for axing a scheme that provides Australians with vital treatment for dental issues caused by a chronic disease such as diabetes. Mr Katter, who voted for a failed legislative bid to retain the Medicare Chronic…

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Oct 2012

Politically-correct brigade unleash intolerance tiger to maul all

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has warned the politically correct brigade that they will also be victims of the “intolerance tiger that has been let out of the cage” over the withdrawal of advertising on Alan Jones’ radio program due to ‘cyber-bullying’.

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Oct 2012

Katter welcomes Special Olympics

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is calling on north Queenslanders to pull together to support athletes and supporters attending Cairns for the Trans Tasman Tournament (Special Olympics Australia) from 8-11 October. At this celebration of ability, over 300 athletes with…

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Oct 2012

Drastic interest rate cuts required

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has demanded urgent action to drastically cut Australia’s interest rate and bring us in step with overseas markets. On Wednesday the Reserve Bank determined to cut the official interest rate to 3.23 per cent. “The Reserve Bank…

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Oct 2012

$10 starfish bounty better for Reef than fishing bans

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is calling for a $10 bounty to be placed on the pest crown-of-thorns starfish. Today an Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) report show a 50% decrease in Great Barrier Reef coral cover over the 27-year monitoring period. Principle…

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