Ken Vernon, Gold Coast Bulletin
BOB Katter has opened his Australian Party campaign on the Gold Coast by threatening to force the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates -- or be replaced.
Launching the KAP campaign at the Southport Workers Club, the combative Katter said he was out to win power rather than secure the balance of power and would not form a coalition with any other party in the event of a hung Parliament.
Touching on the Coast's tourism woes, he said high interest rates forced up the dollar and he would order the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates if KAP won the next Commonwealth poll.
Queensland Country Life,
A JULIA Gillard/Bob Katter deal to irrigate 28,000ha of Northern Australia to create four all-weather venues for cattle fattening and meat processing will be put to the test in Richmond today.
With Premier Anna Bligh and Federal Regional Development Minister Simon Crean flying in to the region, the Prime Minister's signed arrangement worth up to $47 million will be honoured or the replacement shot down in flames by the Member for Kennedy.
Controversial MP Katter is scathing of bureaucratic plans for another NQ research facility on the Flinders River, which may be the intention of a ministerial announcement scheduled for later today.
The combined Tablelands Branches of Katter’s Australian Party invites you to a public meeting with Federal Leader, Hon Bob Katter MP, State Leader, Aidan McLindon MP, Member for Dalrymple, Shane Knuth MP, and candidate for Cook, Lachlan Bensted.
An older story with a bit of an insight into Bob Katter and what makes him tick.
Paul Toohey, The Punch, September 6th 2010
"Nothing matters more to Katter than history. It is the key to his heart. He speaks of events that happened more than a century ago as though they occurred only yesterday – and as if he himself was there.
Katter talks of two photographs that hang in the Civic Club in his hometown of Charters Towers, in the Queensland hinterland. “One is of the mine managers in 1899 in Charters Towers,” he says. “They’re all there in their hats and three-piece suits and gold fob pocket watches. Those bastards drove us down in the mines and one in 31 of us never came back up again.” Us."
Weekend Sunrise, Michelle Tapper
Learn more about the man through the eyes of Seven reporter Michelle Tapper
Dean Bertrum, Spectator Australia
I can’t help but like Bob Katter. When Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor sold their souls — and sold out their conservative electorates — in a despicable deal that delivered the nation into the hands of a Labor-Greens government, Katter did something which politicians do so infrequently that most of us missed the significance: he did what was right, both by his electorate and his country. When we’re all tightening our belts from carbon tax austerity, we should remember those independent MPs who are to blame. And it isn’t the maverick Member for Kennedy.
Australian Party leader Bob Katter was astonished yesterday upon hearing of the outcome of the court case involving Drew Hutton who was found guilty of obstructing a Coal Seam Gas company without reasonable excuse.
Mr Katter, along with State leader Aidan McLindon, Party President Rowell Walton and a number of candidates, attended the hearing in Dalby this week to show support for Mr Hutton as well as the thousands of land owners whose property rights are under threat by the CSG industry.
Hon Bob Katter MP invites community members and media to a community BBQ at the water park on the Strand in Townsville from 10am-1pm this Saturday, December 10. Mr Katter will be joined by
Australian Party candidates Steve Todeschini (Thuringowa), Ray Grigg (Townsville), Ron Wadforth (Burdekin) and Jeff Knuth (Hinchinbrook).