Media Releases

Aug 2011

Apple imports: food labelling now urgent

AUSTRALIAN Party Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is drafting legislation to require warning labels on imported produce following Biosecurity’s approval for New Zealand apples to enter Australia. Mr Katter said Australians had the right to know that fruit and vegetables grown…

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Aug 2011

Katter tips his hat to marriage

THE iconic Akubra favoured by the Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter fetched almost $3000 at an auction held in support of the protection of the sanctity of marriage. Mr Katter joined more than 1000 people at the National Marriage Day Rally at the Great Hall of Parliament House…

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Jun 2011

Progression of Clean Energy Corridor announced

KENNEDY MP Bob Katter joined Wayne Swan today in welcoming the announcement of further progress towards the development of the Northern Australia Clean Energy Corridor. “The Government, specifically Mr Swan, who has been one of the architects of the national clean energy highway…

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May 2011

Live export a lifeblood for northern cattle industry

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says northern graziers have little option but to export live cattle overseas. “Options are limited by both the lack of abattoirs in Northern Australia and plans for increased taxes on Australia’s export meat processors,” said…

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May 2011

Katter thrown out of Parliament over wild rivers anger

MEMBER for Kennedy Bob Katter has been thrown out of Parliament for disorderly behaviour – for only the second time in his federal political career – following his angry objections in the House of Representatives over Qld’s much-loathed wild rivers laws. An outraged…

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May 2011

2011/12 Budget: Yasi a fair go for the North, finally

“AFTER three weeks of increasingly bitter brawling over the need for a separate allocation of cyclone Yasi recovery funds, Treasurer Swan has courageously stood his ground and guaranteed North Qld $950m,” said Member for Kennedy Bob Katter following the release last night…

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May 2011

2011/12 Budget: Vote of confidence in regions

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has today applauded Treasurer Wayne Swan for listening to the voice of regional Australia. “This may be one of the better budgets for regional Australia in recent history,” said Mr Katter. “Whilst our hung Parliament 20-point…

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May 2011

Katter urges homeowners to tap into repair funds

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has urged owners of homes that were damaged during cyclone Yasi to apply for their fair share of almost $190 million remaining in a public appeal fund. “We are advised that of the $258 million that was raised by the Australian public and…

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May 2011

Katter welcomes remote and rural health funding

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed the announcement of more than $590,000 to boost rural health services at Normanton, Atherton and Charters Towers under the latest National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program federal funding allocations. Mr Katter said…

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Apr 2011

Lake closure puts crocs above human safety, says Katter

THE closure of a popular North Qld swimming hole to accommodate a burgeoning crocodile population shows just how far the ‘greenwashed’ Qld Govt will go in putting the rights of manā€eating predators over human safety, says Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter. Mr Katter…

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