The Drum, Jade Connor
There's one thing that's more wrong than our politicians: our political scientists' complete misdiagnosis of what's happening in the formation of Katter's Australian Party, and what it might mean for our politics.
What the intelligentsia doesn't get is that the hard left of politics will find a lot of common ground with our Bob. The left, and Greens supporters, should vote for the Australian Party at the next elections.
Apparently, the right-wing Mr Katter is going to split the conservative vote. But has anyone even read the policies on the party's website?
Mining giant Xstrata's decision to pull out of a $1.5 billion project to put Queensland's northwest on the national power grid is a 'mortal blow' to the region, Independent MP Bob Katter says.
Mr Katter said he had dedicated 'eight years of my life' to pushing the massive CopperString project, but Xstrata's decision could make it unviable.
'It's a mortal blow to north Queensland, but particularly northwest Queensland. We've been stillborn,' he told AAP.
Noosa News - Gail Forrer
LONG-term political maverick Bob Katter, who had held the North Queensland seat of Kennedy since 1993, is a man creating his own story.
The story is the newly formed Australian Party and the chapters include opposition to deregulation, corporatisation, free trade and the duopoly of Coles and Woolworths.
ABC - Lauren Day
Hundreds of construction workers from Brisbane's Airport Link tunnel have protested over safety conditions after a man was seriously injured at the site.
The street march began shortly after 8:00am (AEST) at Kedron Park Football Club on the city's northside, with workers demanding an independent audit into the accident on Thursday.
The Australian Party's Queensland leader, Aidan McLindon, attended the rally and says the company's focus should be on workers' safety.
Federal independent MP Bob Katter says Queenslanders shouldn't have to obtain permits to evict flying foxes.
He says his new party, Katter's Australian Party, which plans to stand candidates at the state election, will fight for Queenslanders' rights to act when their properties are invaded.
He said the current system requiring permits was putting people at risk of contracting diseases such as Hendra and lyssavirus.
The Morning Bulletin - Kerri-Anne Mesner
ALMOST everyone who saw him wanted to speak to him, but there was nothing new to the issues being discussed by Australian Party leader Bob Katter and Central Queensland residents this week.
The most heartbreaking of it all was listening to Monto residents talk about how the area has dwindled from about 400 dairy farmers to a handful since the deregulation of the dairy industry in 2001.
"If anything, that would break your heart," Mr Katter, who also paid visits to Biloela, Dululu and Thangool, said.
"That was a thriving town of 5000 people and it's now down to 2000.
Beaudesert Times - Anthony Mitrow
FEDERAL leader of the Australian Party Bob Katter delivered a spirited address to a supportive audience of about 100 people at Simon’s Tavern, Boonah on Monday.
Queensland branch leader Aidan McLindon also spoke at the event, billed as a Mining and Coal Seam Gas policy launch for the party.
LOCKYER Valley councillor Dave Neuendorf has thrown his hat into the state election ring, nominating to run as a candidate for Lockyer in Bob Katter's Australian Party at the next election.
Mr Neuendorf announced his intention after resigning from the LNP, referring to the LNP as the Liberal Party as he believes the National Party has lost touch with its country constituents and said the Liberals just don't represent their people anymore.
AAP - Ninemsn
Bob Katter's political party has been registered nationally, allowing it to contest seats in a federal poll.
The registration by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) follows last week's registration in Queensland ahead of the state election, due next year.