Media Releases

10
Dec 2010

Agriculture Minister urged to visit NQ cane districts

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says a visit to cane farms affected by a record wet harvest season is imperative for Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig to gain a full understanding of the impact. Losses that could see the national crop down 20 per cent have led Mr Katter to contact Mr…

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10
Dec 2010

Katter calls for investigation into insurance hikes

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter will approach the ACCC to investigate the hike in insurance premiums for Far Northern residents, who are paying considerably more than those in south-east Qld. Quotes obtained from three leading insurers this week showed that Mareeba residents were paying…

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9
Dec 2010

Katter welcomes aged care funding for North West

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed more than $17 million in funding for long-awaited capital works at Mount Isa’s dilapidated Laura Johnson Nursing Home after intense lobbying by community stakeholders and his representations on their behalf. Mr…

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9
Dec 2010

Katter calls on chains to stock Aussie brand

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has written to the chief executive officers of both Woolworths and Coles, urging them to return Australian dishwashing liquid brand Sunlight to their shelves. Both the major supermarket chains have ceased stocking the popular brand, which is manufactured…

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8
Dec 2010

Walkley image captures Katter at critical time

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has congratulated North Queensland photographer Cameron Laird on his prestigious Walkley accolade for a picture taken during this year’s history-making Federal Election. At an awards ceremony in Melbourne tomorrow night (December 9), the…

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7
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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24
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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23
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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17
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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4
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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Mount Isa, Qld 4825

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