Ray Hopper joins Katter's Australian Party
Katter's Australian Party is pleased to welcome the Member for Condamine, Ray Hopper.
Mr Hopper is now the third Katter's Australian Party Member of Parliament in Queensland.
Mr Hopper said that his decision was not made lightly but it was the right thing to do, given the LNP’s worsening internal conflicts and almost total focus on Brisbane under Campbell Newman’s leadership.
“The LNP are not interested in governing for regional communities and the party is at war with itself,” Mr Hopper said.
“The Liberals are trying to take complete control and the National Party has been slain.
“As a Member of Parliament who represents a regional community I had no choice but to leave, or accept that my electorate would be forgotten and I would be silenced.”
“Now that I am with Katter’s Australian Party I can once again speak out and represent the community in Queensland Parliament.”
“Coal seam gas is a major issue in the Condamine electorate and I will be fighting every day to ensure government provides a better balance and looks after regional communities. The ALP and LNP have been too focused on supporting mining giants.”
“I am also very concerned about the devastating effects of the ALP and LNP’s economic policies on the dairy industry. Katter’s Australian Party has been the lone voice for farmers and I am very happy to add mine to the mix.”
“I look forward to now working with my colleagues in Katter’s Australian Party and to providing all Queenslanders with a real alternative from the ALP/LNP cycle. These parties are now consumed with chasing power and have forgotten why they were formed in the first place.”