Media Releases

Mar 2011

Farmers count bodies as watchdog beats around bush

Independent Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter questions whether the national competition watchdog has rolled over to have its belly rubbed by the supermarket giants while dairy farmers loom as early casualties of a price war that began on Australia Day. Mr Katter said the Australian…

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Feb 2011

Desperate cassowaries need human help

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says people trying to help starving cassowaries after cyclone Yasi destroyed their habitat should not be persecuted as occurred after cyclone Larry.Mr Katter saw first-hand the desperation of the endangered birds while at Mission…

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Feb 2011

Katter welcomes disaster assistance package

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter this morning welcomed the Cyclone Yasi disaster recovery package announced in a joint statement from the Federal and State Governments. "I want to thank very sincerely the Prime Minister and the Treasurer," Mr Katter said. "The discussions with the Treasurer…

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Feb 2011

Katter supports levy

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today confirmed his support for the Government’s flood levy. Mr Katter said before Cyclone Yasi hit he had already delivered support conditional upon the levy being permanent, reduced in size and applied in an objective way to big and…

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Jan 2011

Statement from Bob Katter on Flood Levy announcement

Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter agrees that support must be given to those affected by the 2011 floods, but questions whether imposing another levy on Australians is the right way to go. "We have made no final decision, but we are in agreement that we, like most other Australians…

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Jan 2011

Don't let floods destroy Aussie farm future

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter said supermarkets that cashed in on produce shortages caused by floods would be dealt with harshly. He said higher prices were not being passed on to farmers and major supermarkets were using the flood disaster to attempt to open the door for more imported…

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Jan 2011

Road closures leave Far North truckies, produce stranded

North Queensland trucking companies have been left stranded, causing confusion and amplifying the economic impact of the devastating floods. “Our supermarket shelves are running empty, whilst our bananas, potatoes, mangoes, papaws, pineapples can’t get to the southern…

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Dec 2010

Aussies 'Katterpult' independent MP

Independent Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is astounded that he has beaten Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the online popular internet stakes. Internet search giant Google has revealed its annual Zeitgeist (German for „the spirit of our times‟) list of Australian's…

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Dec 2010

ACCC approves selling off of Australia's economic future

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the ACCC’s approval today for a takeover of the Australian Stock Exchange is the first step to selling off Australia’s economic future. “It’s not enough that we’re selling off our businesses, our land and our industries;…

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Dec 2010

Katter applauds banking reform - the ute's on the highway but has a long way to travel

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has applauded Treasurer Wayne Swan on his moves to, at long last, “arrest the runaway locomotive of the Australian banking industry”. “Under the Treasurer’s package, banning of mortgage exit fees delivers portability and competitiveness…

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