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KAP in the media this week

Aug 24, 2018

KAP in the media this week

Aug 24, 2018

Read about Katter’s Australian Party’s media mentions and moments from this week, including from radio, newspaper and more.

Katter’s Australian Party

Katter defends Senator Anning (North West Star, August 21)
BOB Katter supports his colleague Fraser Anning “one thousand per cent” despite the furore over the Queensland senator’s controversial first speech to parliament. The KAP senator was widely criticised after calling for immigration policies favouring “European Christian” values and banning Muslims.

Silent majority (Bunyip, August 22)
SIR – Why am I not surprised that Senator Hinch and the Greens, and the rest of the political parties, are protesting against the new Queensland Senator for Katter’s Australian Party Fraser Anning’s maiden speech lamenting the demise of predominantly Australian identity? Where new migrants don’t assimilate or integrate into our community?

Head in the sand (Barossa & Light Herald, August 22)
LETTERS Why am I not surprised that Senator Hinch and the Greens and the rest of the political parties are protesting against the new Queensland Senator for Katter’s Australian Party maiden speech.

Senator Fraser Anning – Senator for Queensland

Farmers push for extension to banking inquiry (Farm Weekly, August 23)
DESPITE a successful trip to Canberra last week for a dozen WA farmers seeking to expand the terms of reference to the Banking Royal Commission, a petition has been organised to lobby Governor General Peter Cosgrove for changes to the inquiry, after the Federal government said it was happy with the way it was going. On August 14, about 150 people gathered at the main committee room of Parliament House in Canberra where Bob Katter’s Australia Party senator Fraser Anning presided over a meeting that saw 35 stories presented by the victims of a financial service provider.

Bob Katter – Federal Member for Kennedy

Public hearing on croc plans (Townsville Bulletin, August 22)
TOWNSVILLE City Council and the Townsville Water Sports organisation will appear at a public hearing on new laws to manage crocodiles. Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is also scheduled to speak.

Katter loses faith after being treated with contempt by PM (The Australian, August 22)
CROSSBENCHERS Key crossbencher Bob Katter has lost faith in Malcolm Turnbull and confirmed he would enter into talks with Peter Dutton on supply and confidence if the former home affairs minister took the top job.

That’s the Law (Western Advocate, August 22)
DESCRIBED as “absolutely magnificent” by Bob Katter, the maiden speech from Queensland senator Fraser Anning has stirred the hearts and minds of Australians on the “problem” of migration. For every problem there is a solution.

Katter ready to talk to Dutton Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette (August 23)
KEY crossbencher Bob Katter has lost faith in Malcolm Turnbull and confirmed he would enter into talks with Peter Dutton on supply and confidence if the former home affairs minister took the top job. Mr Katter’s shift means Mr Turnbull lacks the support of three of the five lower house crossbenchers along with Greens MP Adam Bandt and Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie.

Seven Townsville, Townsville, Seven Local News at 18:11
North Qlders can have their say on crocodile management at next week’s public meeting discussing the Safer Waterways Bill, which aims to reduce death and injury from crocodile attacks. Kennedy MP Bob Katter and Townsville City councillors are attending the Rydges South Bank event on Tuesday.

ABC North Queensland, Townsville, Breakfast at 06:45
Bob Katter, Leader, Katter’s Australian Party, says it would be silly for the Premier to strip them off their parliamentary staff over comments made by Senator Fraser Anning.

Robbie Katter – State Member for Traeger

Seven Townsville, Townsville, Seven Local News at 18:03
The Charters Towers region has survived through five years of low average rainfall. Graziers have shown innovative ways they’re keeping herds healthy and profits through the drought. The Charters Towers Council has missed out on the Federal Government’s latest drought funding, with local leaders wanting new water projects like the Big Rocks Weir and the Hells Gate Dam. Robbie Katter is taking his rural development bank policy to Qld Parliament this week.

ABC North West Qld, Mt Isa, Breakfast at 09:05
Pre-recorded interview with Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki. Traeger MP Rob Katter has proposed that licensing fees for small, rural clubs should not be the same as those in the big cities. He has initiated a bill to reduce the $350,000 yearly fee for small, rural establishments to $360. The issue has been taken up by Gregory MP Lachlan Millar and Janetzki, who notes the fee in a Brisbane pub is that same as that in a Yaraka pub. Janetzki confirms there has been a bill in the House [of Representatives] for a couple years, but the Labor Government has never acted on that.

KAP’s state MPs back Senator’s calls for plebiscite (Northern Miner, August 23)
TRAEGER MP Robbie Katter has thrown his support behind Katter’s Australian Party Senator Fraser Anning following his maiden speech in federal Parliament last week. Mr Katter said Senator Anning’s speech had been twisted by people with certain agendas and his words were not used in the context that was being portrayed by other political parties.

Let’s vote on it Katter (North West Star, August 23)
KATTER Australian Party state leader and member for Traeger Robbie Katter has called for a plebiscite on immigration while defending his party’s new senator. Mr Katter said Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech in Parliament had been “twisted by those with certain agendas”.

ABC North Queensland, Townsville, 07:30 News at 07:30
Katter’s Australian Party state leader Robbie Katter says his MPs provide good value for money in Qld and should not be stripped of their parliamentary resources. The Premier says she reviews staff allocations to the party following comments by KAP Federal Senator Fraser Anning, who’s called for a plebiscite in immigration and a ban on Muslim immigration. Katter says the party won’t back from its position.

ABC Radio Brisbane, Brisbane, 07:00 News at 07:02
Qld Katter’s Australian Party Leader Rob Katter says it would be silly for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to strip them of their parliamentary staff over comments made by Federal MP Fraser Anning. Anning used his maiden speech last week to call for a complete overhaul of the immigration system and a ban on Muslim migration. The Qld Opposition wants the Premier to review her decision to give the Party five additional staff in light of those comments.

Shane Knuth – State Member for Hill

Posted on facebook supporting Robbie Katter’s remarks regarding QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s threat to strip KAP of its 3 parliamentary staff and reiterated that this is not the first time that the major parties have combined to take away KAP’s resource staff who represent all Queenslanders. The first time, under the Newman Government in 2014.

Nick Dametto – State Member for Hinchinbrook

Dametto to stand by Anning (Herbert River Express, August 22)
HINCHINBROOK MP Nick Dametto is standing by Katter Australian Party Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech calling for a “final solution” on immigration through the return of the White Australia policy. Mr Anning called for a ban on Muslim immigration and a preference for migrants with European Christian backgrounds. The speech calling for a plebiscite on immigration was derided as factually incorrect and roundly condemned across the political spectrum.