Media Releases

7
Aug 2020

Fruit and vegetable supply at risk due to a worker shortage

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has called upon the Federal and State Governments to work together to prevent a shortage of fruit and vegetable supply that will hit Australia over Summer due to a lack of willing workers. Coronavirus border closures has prevented new backpackers and Pacific…

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7
Aug 2020

University free speech Review doesn't go far enough

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter said a review into the Australian education sector's commitment to free speech and academic freedom, announced by the Federal Education Minister today, doesn’t go far enough. Mr Katter said he will continue to pursue a full-blown parliamentary inquiry…

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7
Aug 2020

Katter contemplates pairing with a cardboard cut-out to save democracy

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has slammed the “no vote” virtual parliament agreement between Labor and the Coalition as being “anti-democracy”. The agreement means MPs who choose to stay in their electorate can participate in speeches, bills and…

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6
Aug 2020

Katter plans for a national art gallery in Cairns

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has unveiled his plans to pressure government and his own political party colleagues to back the development of a national art gallery in Cairns which would become the “most magnificent gallery in Australia” and a major tourism drawcard for the…

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5
Aug 2020

Katter supports ACTU in call for full wage 'Covid-leave'

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has thrown his support behind Sally McManus and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) who are calling for every Australian employee to be able to receive separate, full pay “Covid leave” instead of their “sick leave”…

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3
Aug 2020

"Australia is sitting on a time bomb" - Katter on Closing the Gap

The re-issued ‘Closing the Gap’ agreement announced by the Prime Minister and Indigenous Affairs Minister in Canberra, has been dismissed as “a time bomb” by KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter who warned successive state and federal governments’…

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29
Jul 2020

Katter's Mareeba Office officially opens with throwing of the hat

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has officially opened his new Mareeba Electorate Office after throwing his trademark Akubra Arena hat through the front door at an opening party this week. While the size of the celebration was limited due to Coronavirus, Mr Katter said it was a ripper of an…

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28
Jul 2020

Katter all in for monument to Mount Isa miners who never made it home

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter has thrown his full support behind plans to construct a memorial to honour miners who lost their lives in Mount Isa’s mines, ahead of the city’s 100th anniversary celebrations in 2023. The Katter’s Australian Party MP said the project’s…

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23
Jul 2020

Live Export Case a great outcome for Australia's cattle producers and the common man

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter and the KAP put terrific pressure on the Federal Government while it was considering appealing the live export decision that was handed down in favour of cattle producers. Mr Katter thanked the LNP Government for finally doing the right thing, after they announced…

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22
Jul 2020

Katter demands Parliamentary Inquiry into Chinese Communist Party influence at UQ

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter will move for a full-blown Parliamentary Inquiry into foreign influence in Australian universities following the case of UQ student, Drew Pavlou who was suspended after holding a pro Hong Kong demonstration at the University’s St Lucia campus. “The…

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