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With the Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter introducing legislation into Parliament this week aimed at banning the sale of fake Indigenous Australian art, the party’s President Shane Paulger has criticised the major parties on their inability to close the gap.
“While the rest of the politicians are failing to close the gap Bob Katter and the KAP continue with real action to help the Indigenous community,” Mr Paulger said.
“Mr Katter’s legislation to stop the sale of fake Aboriginal art in Australia is a real attempt to close the gap by protecting the jobs and culture of our First Australians.
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter is fuming at Senior Government Ministers who refuse to give up on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Free Trade deal that’s dead in the water after US President Trump repeatedly said he’d kill it off and again indicated so in his inauguration speech.
Mr Katter will be voting against the ratification of TPP if the Government upholds its promise to bring the doomed trade policy before Parliament.
Mr Katter said, “The TPP would be the destruction of our sovereignty in Australia. “The likes of Ciobo and Joyce, it’s likely they want to prove they’re dumb… like the Bourbon Kings of France they’ve forgotten nothing and learnt nothing. “Europe does not do Free Trade, Japan does not do Free Trade, China does not do Free Trade, India does not do Free Trade, Brazil does not do Free Trade… who the bloody hell on earth does Free Trade???” asks Mr Katter.
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said “I will be moving Legislation on the resumption of Parliament that all products sold as Aboriginal craft are made in Australia and licensed by a First Australian organisation”.
Mr Katter’s move comes in response to calls from First Australian groups, Indigenous Art Code, Arts Law Australia the Copyright Council of Australia for it to be illegal to import and sell art sold as ‘Aboriginal style’ souvenirs. The push comes in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games where the market is expected to be flooded with fake Aboriginal arts and crafts.
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said, “The more we become aware what has been done to Senator Culleton the more clear it becomes that the Liberal Party counts on the vote of One Nation.”
This morning in the Perth Federal Court, Senator Rod Culleton was granted his right to have an Appeal heard on his bankruptcy ruling.
The Senator’s Appeal application was a live matter last week when the Senate President removed Senator Culleton from his elected seat in the Senate on the basis of Senator Culleton’s bankruptcy declaration being finally determined, which at the time -- it was not.
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter says “it’s not news anymore,” following the three meter Crocodile sighting near the North Mission Beach swimming enclosure yesterday.
The sighting shut down the beach. This is following the recent removal of a crocodile from a playground in Bramston Beach and in a separate incident, the removal of a crocodile from inside the swimming enclosure at Forrest Beach near Ingham.
Mr Katter said, “This proves how silly the comments are from one of the Northern Politicians who said we shouldn’t be walking near crocodile territory at night… well the whole of coastal Nth Qld is croc territory. Where you got water – you got crocs.
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter believes democracy has been compromised in response to the Senate President’s decision to remove Senator Rod Culleton from the Senate before Senator Culleton’s bankruptcy appeals have been exhausted. Mr Katter is resolute that the bankruptcy ruling is not final until the appeals have been exhausted.
Mr Katter said, “The Senate President has a very checkered past. This reputation has been reinforced by his precipitate actions which quite frankly raise issues of ultra vires.
“We would not expect fairness from the ‘Senate Kangaroo Court’ but ultimately there’s going to be a lot of joeys looking for pouches to hide in after this appalling damage to democracy.