Media Releases

31
May 2011

Live export a lifeblood for northern cattle industry

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says northern graziers have little option but to export live cattle overseas. “Options are limited by both the lack of abattoirs in Northern Australia and plans for increased taxes on Australia’s export meat processors,” said…

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12
May 2011

Katter thrown out of Parliament over wild rivers anger

MEMBER for Kennedy Bob Katter has been thrown out of Parliament for disorderly behaviour – for only the second time in his federal political career – following his angry objections in the House of Representatives over Qld’s much-loathed wild rivers laws. An outraged…

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11
May 2011

2011/12 Budget: Yasi a fair go for the North, finally

“AFTER three weeks of increasingly bitter brawling over the need for a separate allocation of cyclone Yasi recovery funds, Treasurer Swan has courageously stood his ground and guaranteed North Qld $950m,” said Member for Kennedy Bob Katter following the release last night…

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11
May 2011

2011/12 Budget: Vote of confidence in regions

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has today applauded Treasurer Wayne Swan for listening to the voice of regional Australia. “This may be one of the better budgets for regional Australia in recent history,” said Mr Katter. “Whilst our hung Parliament 20-point…

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5
May 2011

Katter urges homeowners to tap into repair funds

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has urged owners of homes that were damaged during cyclone Yasi to apply for their fair share of almost $190 million remaining in a public appeal fund. “We are advised that of the $258 million that was raised by the Australian public and…

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4
May 2011

Katter welcomes remote and rural health funding

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed the announcement of more than $590,000 to boost rural health services at Normanton, Atherton and Charters Towers under the latest National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program federal funding allocations. Mr Katter said…

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21
Apr 2011

Lake closure puts crocs above human safety, says Katter

THE closure of a popular North Qld swimming hole to accommodate a burgeoning crocodile population shows just how far the ‘greenwashed’ Qld Govt will go in putting the rights of man‐eating predators over human safety, says Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter. Mr Katter…

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21
Apr 2011

Katter welcomes timely mining expansion

FEDERAL Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has welcomed miner Xstrata’s bid to extend its copper operations near Cloncurry, with the timely creation of 100 local jobs and flow‐on production benefits from the North West Mineral Province to the coast. Mr Katter congratulated Xtrata…

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18
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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12
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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Innisfail
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F: (07) 4061 6566
Visit: Cnr Edith and Owen St
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Innisfail, Qld 4860

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Mount Isa, Qld 4825

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