Media Releases

Apr 2011

Cyclone victims are not alone, says Katter

“YOU are not alone,” Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter reassured cyclone victims who gathered at Friday night’s community meeting in Tully called by Mr Katter to hear their concerns about Qld Government-administered recovery initiatives. “The meeting most…

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Apr 2011

Katter calls public forum on cyclone recovery roadblocks

CYCLONE Yasi victims can voice any concerns regarding the government’s recovery package directly to the Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter in person at Tully this Friday evening. Mr Katter has welcomed anyone impacted by the cyclone – from residents to business people…

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Apr 2011

Katter's binned bullets turn up in online auction

SPENT bullet cartridges found in Bob Katter’s bin have turned up in an online auction. Bidders have only a few days left to put a price on the casings, recently retrieved from the Independent Federal Member for Kennedy’s trash by ABC TV’s Hungry Beast program. While…

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Mar 2011

Katter: Cyclone package a disaster?

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says very few people have contacted his office to complain about the cyclone recovery funding package – “but those who have paint a very disturbing picture”. “Farmers, tourism operators, business proprietors…

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Mar 2011

Katter to draft laws for dairy collective bargaining

Independent Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has announced he will draft legislation to provide, through a division of the arbitration commission, dairy farmers with collective bargaining rights in exactly the same way they’re available to five million other Australians…

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Mar 2011

Farmers count bodies as watchdog beats around bush

Independent Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter questions whether the national competition watchdog has rolled over to have its belly rubbed by the supermarket giants while dairy farmers loom as early casualties of a price war that began on Australia Day. Mr Katter said the Australian…

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Feb 2011

Desperate cassowaries need human help

INDEPENDENT Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says people trying to help starving cassowaries after cyclone Yasi destroyed their habitat should not be persecuted as occurred after cyclone Larry.Mr Katter saw first-hand the desperation of the endangered birds while at Mission…

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Feb 2011

Katter welcomes disaster assistance package

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter this morning welcomed the Cyclone Yasi disaster recovery package announced in a joint statement from the Federal and State Governments. "I want to thank very sincerely the Prime Minister and the Treasurer," Mr Katter said. "The discussions with the Treasurer…

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Feb 2011

Katter supports levy

Independent Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today confirmed his support for the Government’s flood levy. Mr Katter said before Cyclone Yasi hit he had already delivered support conditional upon the levy being permanent, reduced in size and applied in an objective way to big and…

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Jan 2011

Statement from Bob Katter on Flood Levy announcement

Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter agrees that support must be given to those affected by the 2011 floods, but questions whether imposing another levy on Australians is the right way to go. "We have made no final decision, but we are in agreement that we, like most other Australians…

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