Nov 2017

KAP ready to seize State and Fed balance of power to deliver for North Qld

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13 November 2017: The latest Liberal MP resignation from Federal Parliament over the dual citizenship debacle means Bob Katter MP, KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy, is now the only Queenslander on the crossbench. Mr Katter intends on making the most of it for North Queensland and to push major nation building projects.

Mr Katter outlined his priorities for the Federal Parliament and priorities if KAP win the balance of power in the Qld State Election on 25 November.

“The crossbenchers now have the balance of power, I am now the only Queensland crossbencher, so I will be speaking for Queensland,” Mr Katter said.

The major plans are a Royal Commission into banks, mandated ethanol use, lower electricity prices and eradicating section 457 visa holders which take plum Australian jobs and force Australians onto welfare.

“We will be moving immediately - all of the crossbenchers are very strong on a Royal Commission into the banks, and on the issue of ethanol.

“Another issue I will be discussing with my crossbench will be the erosion of welfare with nearly 700 hundred thousand people coming each year from overseas the Government is going broke, they simply can’t continue to meet the cost of these people coming in, they take jobs off Australians and push Australians onto welfare.

“The final issue is Reserve Resource Policy, it will be a return to the policies we had in the Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen years.

“We took around 1 per cent of the coal for free so that Queenslanders could have super, cheap electricity – free coal. The Reserve Resource Policy needs to be introduced immediately in respect to gas,” Mr Katter said.

Mr Katter also spoke about the possibility of KAP winning the balance of power in the State Election, “we are confident of winning 5 or 6 seats, and are hopeful that will give us the balance of power.”

With the balance of power one of KAP’s priorities will be focused on fighting crime. The KAP approach is centered on Relocation Sentencing which would give magistrates the ability to effectively banish offenders from the community in which they committed the crime. They would be sent to an approved property in a remote location where they would work on the land to learn life skills to become contributing members of society.

“If we are involved in a balance of power situation Relocation Sentencing will be introduced immediately. Crime rates in our Northern cities are absolutely appalling. Townsville has the highest crime rate in Australia – and probably by a long way. Up to 100 cars are being stolen every month,” Mr Katter said.

KAP will also push an Australian owned railway line into the Galilee Basin coalfields, Hell’s Gate Dam and the Tully-Millstream hydro scheme.

Contact Details

P: (07) 4061 6066
F: (07) 4061 6566
Visit: Cnr Edith and Owen St
Post: PO Box 1638
Innisfail, Qld 4860

Mount Isa
P: (07) 4743 3534
F: (07) 4743 0189
Visit: 42-44 Simpson St
Post: PO Box 2130
Mount Isa, Qld 4825

(when Parliament is sitting)
P: (02) 6277 4978
F: (02) 6277 8558

Local Call within the electorate
P: 1300 301 942

Email: Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au