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KAP in the media this week

Jun 22, 2018

KAP in the media this week

Friday, 22 Jun 2018

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

KAP IN THE MEDIA THIS WEEK

Monday 18th June 2018

KAP MEDIA MENTIONS

Political change in the air for Griffith – Area News
CHANGE is coming as a new political party makes its way to Griffith to offer an alternative to the LNP. The Katter Australia Party aims to “look to the future”.

Bid to ditch alcohol laws – Townsville Bulletin
ROBBIE Katter has called on the government to reconsider its Alcohol Management Plan due to the increasing dangers of home-brewed “sly grog”. The Traeger MP said children as young as eight years old make and drink toxic homebrew in the Mornington Island community in far North Queensland.

Nothing in Budget MP – Herbert River Express
HINCHINBROOK MP Nick Dametto is disappointed that this year’s State Budget failed to commit any serious money to projects in Ingham and Cardwell. “I’m disappointed by the lack of a serious spend in Ingham, Cardwell and areas around Lower Tully,” the Katter’s Australian Party MP said.

KAP Calls for drop in payroll tax rate – Innisfail Advocate
CASSOWARY COAST businesses could get a boost under a proposal made by Katter’s Australian Party state leader Robbie Katter in response to this week’s State Budget. Mr Katter wants to kickstart the “bush” economy and create regional jobs by reducing the payroll tax for regional Queensland businesses.

Clamping down on crocodile numbers – Daily Mercury
MP wants public hearing “MASSIVE” numbers of crocodiles are being seen from Ingham to Rockhampton, with a Katter’s Australian Party MP calling for public hearings in Mackay over the issue. Member for Hill Shane Knuth spoke about the issue during a public briefing this week into the party’s proposed Safer Waterways Bill.

Another Sugar Crushing Season is upon us – Innisfail Advocate Letter to editor
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The opposition Treasurer Chris Bowen has called for a paper from the KAP on ethanol and I am giving each of the key members in the ALP and Liberal parties an outlined brief on the significance of ethanol.

RADIO

ABC Sunshine Coast, , Sunshine Coast, 06:30 News at 06:32
People could be given a tax reprieve and help to buy homes if they move to rural parts of the Sunshine Coast under a proposal from Katter’s Australian Party. Nick Dametto, Hinchinbrook MP, wants people moving out of the city and into regional areas. His plan includes sending government departments to regional areas. He says bringing jobs to regional Qld will help towns hold on to their young people.

6PR, Perth, Drive at 15:13
Interview with Katter’s Australia Party leader Robbie Katter. Peterson says the war on gender has certainly been launched in the state. He mentions that Robber Katter is drafting the ‘He Said She Said’ Bill in Qld. He says Katter now wants to protect the majority’s rights. He notes that being discriminated for using gender-specific language is just absolutely ridiculous. Katter says people are overreacting when it comes to using gendered pronouns such as ‘he’ or ‘she’. He says it comes after it was revealed that university students were being marked down for using gendered pronouns. He notes they should not be penalised for using gender-appropriate language because it doesn’t offend everyone. Peterson also mentions the same issue with Qantas, saying the company urged passengers to be careful when referring to people as Mr and Mrs. Katter says this issue has to stop. Peterson says they need to make sure that the majority of the community who have no problem in calling somebody a man or a woman are not discriminated.

4KQ, Brisbane, 13:00 News at 13:04
The Katter’s Australian Party is launching a bill which will push for protections for those who use gender-based language. It comes after revelations some of Queensland’s top universities are punishing students for using similar gender-specific terms. Robbie Katter, Katter’s Australian Party, says radical ideologists need to be stopped.

ABC Wide Bay, Bundaberg, 12:00 News at 12:03
The Katter’s Australian Party wants to legislate to protect the use of gender-specific terms like girls, boy, ladies and gentlemen. State Leader Bob Katter says the push towards genderless language is an attack on the nation’s freedom and values. He states he’ll introduce the He Said She Said Bill to the Queensland Parliament in September.

ABC Western Queensland, Longreach, 12:00 News at 12:03
The Katter’s Australian Party wants to legislate to protect the use of gender-specific terms like girls, boy, ladies and gentlemen. State Leader Bob Katter says the push towards genderless language is an attack on the Australia’s freedom and values. He states he’ll introduce the He Said She Said Bill to the Queensland Parliament in September.

ABC Tropical North, Mackay, 12:00 News at 12:02
The Katter’s Australian Party wants to legislate to protect the use of gender-specific terms like girls, boy, ladies and gentlemen. State Leader Bob Katter says the push towards genderless language is an attack on the nation’s freedom and values. He states he’ll introduce the He Said She Said Bill to the Queensland Parliament in September.

4KQ, Brisbane, 11:00 News at 11:00
The Katter’s Australian Party will be launching a bill to push to protect those who use gender-based language. It follows revelations some of Queensland’s top universities are punishing students for using similar gender-specific terms. Robbie Katter, Katter’s Australian Party, says radical ideologies need to be stopped.

Zinc FM Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 10:00 News at 10:00
Robbie Katter says he’ll be introducing legislation into State Parliament to stop Qlders from having to use politically correct gender neutral language.

4KQ, Brisbane, 09:00 News at 09:01
New bill will soon go before Parliament which will push for protections for those who want to use gender-based language. The Katter Party says the laws are needed to prevent radical ideologies from attacking the values and freedoms of everyday Queenslanders.

4BC, Brisbane, 09:00 News at 09:00
Rob Katter says he will be introducing legislation to State Parliament to stop Queenslanders from having to use politically correct gender-neutral language. Katter will introduce the He Saud She Said Bill in September. Katter says it is about ensuring Queenslanders have freedom against radical ideologists.

ABC Far North, Cairns, Breakfast at 08:31
Interview with Katter Australia Party State leader Robbie Katter. Shorey says Katter, Shane Knuth and Nick Dametto yesterday announced they are going to introduce the ‘He Said, She Said’ bill into Parliament as early as September. He says the idea is to provide protection to those who are facing punishment from either their workplace or school for using gender-specific terms. Katter says any person has seen the shift in the impositions in the society’s cultural life. He thinks the legislation really fits the same-sex marriage plebiscite and the ideology of the LGBTI people. He says Liberal and Labor voted for the gender-neutral language to be recognised in the Birth, Death and Marriages Act. Katter says there is a reverse tolerance on the issue. He says they would like to address the trend now as it is already present in universities, the Commonwealth Games and the driver’s licenses so it won’t become some sort of a radical issue. Katter says the legislation is a pre-emptive one. He says his mandate extends beyond issues brought up by his constituents. Katter says he is sure a vast majority of his constituents will support his move.

ABC Radio Adelaide, Adelaide, 07:45 News at 07:55
The Queensland Parliament will consider legislation to protect the use of gender-specific terms such as girls, boys, ladies, and gentlemen. Robbie Katter from Katter’s Australian Party says the push towards a genderless language is an attack on Australian freedoms and values but people who used gender-specific language labelled bigots and insensitive.

ABC Radio Brisbane, Brisbane, 07:45 News at 07:50
The Katter’s Australian Party wants to legislate the He Said, She Said Bill to protect the use of gender-specific terms like girls, boys, ladies, and gentlemen. Robbie Katter, Leader, Katter’s Australian Party, says the push towards genderless language is an attack on Australian freedoms and values.

MIX 92.7, Sunshine Coast, 07:00 News at 07:00
Katter’s Australian Party will introduce a He Said, She Said Bill to State Parliament later in the year.

hit104.9 Albury, Albury, 06:30 News at 06:32
The Katter’s Australian Party will introduce a bill to the Qld Parliament to protect those who want to use a gender-based language.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

RADIO

ABC North Queensland, Townsville, 06:30 News at 06:34
Federal Member for Kennedy and Crossbench MP Bob Katter has announced he will re-introduce a bill to Parliament in August to stop the sale of fake Aboriginal art. Katter has discussed the matter with a delegation of indigenous Australians in Canberra yesterday. He says the market has a lot of imitations.

ABC Radio Sydney, Sydney, 06:30 News at 06:33
Katter’s Australian Party says North Qld residents need Clive Palmer to focus on jobs not politics. It comes after Palmer announced he’s considering a run at the next federal election under the banner of the United Australia Party. t Isa MP Rob Katter says it’s a surprising move from a man who collapsed a nickel refinery and left hundreds out of job.

ABC Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 06:30 News at 06:31
Mt Isa MP Rob Katter has described Clive Palmer’s return to politics as a grave move. It follows Palmer’s displayed the possibility of running for the North Qld Federal seat of Herbert under the United Australia Party.

ABC Western Queensland, Longreach, 06:30 News at 06:30
Mt Isa State MP Rob Katter has described Clive Palmer’s return to politics as a brave move. Palmer has flagged a possibility of running for North Qld Federal Seat of Herbert under his new party, United Australia. Palmer’s Townsville nickel refinery collapsed more than two years ago. Katter says Palmer should be focusing on securing work for those who lost their jobs.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

MP pushes new home grant deal (Herbert River Express, June 20)
HINCHINBROOK MP Nick Dametto is continuing to talk to the State Government about making the first home owners grant available to those wishing to purchase established homes in regional Queensland. The Katter’s Australian party MP recently put forward a briefing document to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Assistant Minister Glenn Butcher outlining the history of the scheme, comparison to other states and recommendations to broaden the scheme to residents in regional Queensland.

Senator slams ‘fake’ muslim refugees (Sunraysia Daily, June 20)
Queensland senator Fraser Anning has lashed out at “fake” Muslim refugees, arguing white South Africans instead need to be urgently allowed in to Australia to avoid “black radical” genocide. The recent recruit to Bob Katter’s Australia Party called on the federal government to address the “humanitarian crisis” in South Africa.

Thursday 21st June 2018

Forums to help steer croc laws (Cairns Post, June 21)
A PUBLIC hearing to help direct Katter’s Australian Party’s controversial crocodile culling legislation will be held in Cairns in August. Hearings for KAP’s Safer Waterways Bill have been set down for Cairns and Port Douglas on Monday, August 27.

Ups and downs of the state Budget (Mareeba Express, June 20)
A STATE budget that offered nothing new for the Tablelands was described by Member for Hill Shane Knuth as “lukewarm”. With the largest single expenditure reserved for the south east, Mr Knuth said it was disappointing that more wasn’t allocated to the Far North.

Express yourself (Mareeba Express, June 21)
KAP highlights the significance of ethanol THE opposition Treasurer Chris Bowen has called for a paper from the KAP on ethanol and I am giving each of the key members in the ALP and Liberal parties an outlined brief on the significance of ethanol.

Knuth questions clinic open hours (Mareeba Express, June 20)
DIMBULAH’S new health clinic was the subject of debate in Parliament last week as Member for Hill Shane Knuth questioned Health Minister Steven Miles over its limited staffing hours. Mr Knuth said members of the Dimbulah community were “frustrated” that the “wonderful facility” was not meeting their needs by only being open between the hours of 8am and 3pm and within that time the Director of Nursing had to frequently lock the doors to conduct home visits.

Friday 22nd June 2018

KAP MEDIA MENTIONS

Farmers eager to be heard (Northern Miner, June 22)
LOCAL farmers desperate to have their cases heard by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry have turned to Traeger MP Robbie Katter for help. The KAP state leader met with the farmers this week after they were turned down to make submissions to the Royal Commission.

Knuth seeks feedback on crocodile plan (Townsville Bulletin, June 22)
NORTH Queenslanders have been urged to attend public hearings on a crocodile management proposal from Katter’s Australia Party. KAP Hill MP Shane Knuth said a series of public hearings would be held across the region, including in Townsville on Tuesday, August 28.

KAP MP’S IN THE MEDIA

Senator Fraser Anning – Senator for Queensland

  • Senator Anning is appearing on the outsiders this Sunday with Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean. The time slot is 0900 on the 24/06/18.

Bob Katter – Federal Member for Kennedy

  • Another week, another trip to Canberra and its subzero temperatures. A snowstorm was forecast but a much worse storm was expected for the Parliament.  Bob was on the warpath; in his sights was the importation of fake Indigenous art from Indonesia,  procuring urgently needed Indigenous housing funding, the tax laws and a personal pursuit of the Korean POW saga that Bob championed for Innisfail local, Bruce Gillan.

  • The sale of fake imported Indigenous art consumed much of the first day of Parliament. Bob was joined by a delegation of Indigenous Mayors from Kennedy who stood beside him as he held a press conference where he reprised the Sixty Minutes story that went to air the night before that revealed the Indonesian Aboriginal art was flooding Australian souvenir shops, including at the Canberra Airport  where Bob picked up and unwrapped in front of the cameras a boomerang made in Indonesia.

  • Tuesday involved Bob escorting the delegation of Mayors to a number of Minister meetings to lobby for urgent funding needed for Indigenous housing in remote communities. A Current Affair also asked Bob to weigh in on the banking commission that went to air revealing two regional Queensland cases where the banks have forced farmers/graziers into dire financial circumstances.

  • Wednesday saw Bob enter the Chamber with a powerful question on the POW mystery broadcast on two front pages of The Australian newspaper in the last week. Directed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, Bob questioned the Minister:

           My question is to Foreign Affairs Minister

           I refer to articles on the front page of the Australian Newspaper last Thursday and again on Saturday, centring on secret                 American-Korean war army files concerning Flying Officer Bruce Gillan and the other 42 missing Australians.

           In 1953, “did” the Australian Government receive, from its ally the United States, a secret Communique issued in September            53’, that named 9 Australian personnel, as being alive and imprisoned in Korea

           And did our government at the same time continue to aver they have been killed in action?

  • Media was circulated and again featured in a follow up piece by Jamie Walker from The Australian. Bob also met with Dr Gomes from the ‘ Heart of Australia ‘ organisation that services regional Queensland and will be calling on the Government for much needed funding.

  • Thursday and another two hot topics to respond to the NAIF has finally committed significant funding for the Kidston solar project a key part of Bobs Triangle of Power in the mid-west, and another letter to the Minister for Health Greg Hunt calling for more cancer drugs to be added to the PBS. Bob topped the Sitting period off with a lunch with Bruce and Sharon Parry from Mission Beach and their grandson Lachy (picture supplied).

  • Filming of an Origin TVC and an interview with Andrew Johns from Triple M Radio on why QLD is so great as well as a press conference in Cairns closed out the week on Friday. Finally, an in-studio interview with KAP Candidate for Leichhardt Daniel McCarthy  on the same topic as the presser – Botany Bay in the Treasurers electorate pushing for funding for a monument that would celebrate the reconciliation between Captain Cook and First Australians. The problem is, this didnt take place in Botany Bay, but rather, Cooktown in North Queensland.

  • Parliament resumes next week.

 

           Robbie Katter – State Member for Traeger

  • Robbie continues to be feature in the media regarding the announcement of introducing a new Bill in Parliament to protect the rights of people who use gender specific terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’, this has included radio interviews across the nation from Sydney to Perth.
  • On Monday the Townsville Bulletin ran a story on the growing issue of Alcohol Management Plans in Mornington Shire which is currently being championed by Robbie in Parliament.
  • Robbie chatted with 4GC breakfast show host Daniel Smith on the issue as well as being interviewed by Shirley Way from Resonate Regional News regarding the upcoming public forums regarding the creation of a separate North Queensland state.
  • Also on Wednesday the Courier Mail newspaper and the Cairns Post  ran a prominent picture story with Robbie sitting on local Mount Isa racehorse Gallea Warrior. Also in the story were local jockey Danny Ballard and trainer Bob Burow. Gallea Warrior is the only horse from the North West region to qualify for this Saturday’s Battle of the Bush $100,000 final being run at Doomben this Saturday.
  • Robbie’s interview with 2GB sports program host Cameron Reddin, regarding playing State of Origin Games in north Queensland instead of holding them in Adelaide and Perth,  will air in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on Sunday morning, the day of the second State of Origin game.
  • This week Robbie has also contacted the state media regarding of number issues affecting north Queensland such as the worsening Prickly Acacia dilemma, the financial Service Royal Commission, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund,

Shane Knuth – State Member for Hill

  • Tourism Tropical North Queensland along with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree made submissions supporting KAP’s Safer Waterways Bill with some pretty powerful statements on the threat to the Tourism industry in North Queensland.
  • In their submissions to the Tourism, Development and Environment Committee the peak tourism bodies in North Queensland, Port Douglas and the Daintree stated the below, which should be ringing alarm bells loud and clear for anyone who believes the crocodile issue is not one of major concern.

The submissions are for public viewing and can be viewed on the committees page at http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/ITDEC/inquiries/current-inquiries/7SaferWater2018

TTNQ – Tourism Tropical North Queensland (covers from Ingham up through the cape)

  • Tourism contributes $3billion to the region’s economy, providing 24,000 jobs.
  • Domestic visitation is declining in Tropical North Queensland with the number of visitors from Sydney falling by 30% in 2017.
  • Interstate visitors spend up to 63% more than other visitors.
  • It is of great concern that negative publicity about crocodile sightings and attacks in the mainstream and social media influences the domestic market to look elsewhere for a tropical holiday.
  • We need to manage this fallout to ensure stability and confidence for tourism in TNQ.
  • Crocodiles represent a significant and increasing threat to our tourism industry. Tourism businesses in the Douglas Shire have already been severely impacted, with more than one operation ceasing permanently in the light of a shifting perception of risk.

TPDD – Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

  • Negative publicity surrounding crocodiles and attacks in the mainstream and social media, contribute to a perceived risk and resulting diminishing safety of our beaches.
  • This poses a potentially devastating impact on our tourism industry through lost visitation and reduced length of stay.
  • Tourism operators and community groups have operated SAFELY in our regions marine environment for decades, but the situation has changed significantly over the past few years that there is now widespread concern for loss of income, business and lifestyle from increased crocodile activity.
  • In Cape Tribulation, frequent crocodile sightings resulted in the permanent closure of a successful and highly-esteemed kayaking business that had been operating for 29 years without incident.
  • A reef operator in the same location has had to significantly alter operations to ensure the safety of crew and passengers.
  • Resort operators across the region also report on the adverse effect of crocodile sightings on our beaches, some having also been forced to close beach access at times, leaving visitors confused, concerned and questioning the safety of spending time on our beaches.