Media Releases

Dec 2010

Treasurer acts swiftly on ATO jobs

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan’s show of Christmas spirit in saving more than 150 permanent and casual jobs at the Townsville Tax Office at risk of being axed or shifted to Sydney. “The Treasurer’s swift intervention…

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Nov 2010

Katter, crossbenchers lead battle for bank reform

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has joined with his fellow crossbenchers to support major reform of banking fees charges. Mr Katter, fellow independents Andrew Wilkie, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor and Nationals crossbencher Tony Crook have publicly backed a motion by Green MP Adam…

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Nov 2010

Katter to rally against bats at Charters Towers

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is joining Qld MP Shane Knuth in calling the Bligh Government to account for placing the rights of disease-carrying bats above human lives. “They know that more than 120 people died of Nipah disease carried from flying foxes…

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Nov 2010

Bureaucratic red tape slowly strangles mining development

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is calling for urgent intervention from Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and his Queensland counterpart Andrew Fraser to stop bureaucratic ineptitude from killing mining development in North-West Queensland, a world-class mineral province…

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Nov 2010

Katter calls for return of 'people's banks'

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is enthusiastically supporting the United Retail Federation’s proposal for a government-backed small business bank to bring competition to the banking sector. Mr Katter was one of the two ministers responsible for the State Bank of Queensland (QIDC)…

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Nov 2010

Rate rise hikes up dollar

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says today’s increase in the Australian dollar on the back of a Reserve Bank interest rate rise is evidence that the two are connected. “There could not be a clearer and louder statement that interest rate rises lead to a change in the value…

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Nov 2010

Call for Cup Day holiday

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is backing a call to make the Melbourne Cup a national holiday. What has been described in the media as “the most unproductive day of the year” should be ratified as an official day off to celebrate one of Australia’s few…

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Oct 2010

Others talk while Katter acts on Murray-Darling

Independent Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has proposed that the House be required to vote on legislation that would protect communities from social and economic decimation inevitable under dark green policies. While politicians around Australia continue to talk about the…

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Oct 2010

Welcomed radar news

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says Mt Isa is expected to have its own weather radar by the end of next year. “This is welcomed news after funding for the radar was promised in the 2009/10 federal budget. “Since this announcement, at the urging of Paul…

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Oct 2010

Bob's vision of the Tableland in 50 years

Editorial piece for Mareeba Advertiser 50th Birthday series There will be 200,000 people living in the hinterland, which will be producing some 3,000 million litres of ethanol that runs our motor cars. In Mareeba, a town of 70,000 people, there will be electric cars run off electricity…

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