Media Releases

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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Sep 2010

Bligh's PNG hydro is straight from "fantasy land"

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has dismissed the Queensland Government’s planned hydro power station in Papua New Guinea as a “fantasy land” concept. Mr Katter said the proposed project, which includes an under-sea cable – was not an economically viable way…

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Aug 2010

Katter heading to Canberra

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is expected to arrive in Canberra on Tuesday afternoon. Having spoken with fellow independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott during the past two days, the decision was made to travel to Canberra in order to meet with relevant individuals. It is envisaged…

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Aug 2010

Media statement from Member for Kennedy Bob Katter

“There is no doubt that the people have made a statement in North Queensland – an unequivocal statement delivering a massive majority to the concept of a democratic principle, rather than Woolworths-Coles style politics. “I deeply thank the people whose commitment…

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