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Farewell Rural Journo Colin Bettles, a great fighter for rural Australia

May 3, 2018

Farewell Rural Journo Colin Bettles, a great fighter for rural Australia

Thursday, 3 May 2018

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy has today farewelled Fairfax rural reporter, Colin Bettles, who moves on from his Fairfax  national rural affairs role based in Parliament House today.

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy has today farewelled Fairfax rural reporter, Colin Bettles, who moves on from his Fairfax  national rural affairs role based in Parliament House today.

Colin established the National Rural Press Club in Canberra and was its inaugural President.  Colin is known for his integrity and his ability to establish and keep relationships.  You always knew Colin would be honest, fair and do his research with his reporting.

“I think that Colin Bettles revolutionised the reporting on rural matters in Canberra and Australia,” said Mr Katter.

“Colin came in and he spoke at our level and with our sort of language. Colin brought a willingness to understand the problems and to report them without fear or favour.

“He will be a great loss,” said Mr Katter.

Agricultural Press’ titles include The Land, West Australia’s Farm Weekly, the North Queensland Register, Queensland Country Life, Victorian title Stock & Land and South Australia’s Stock Journal.