Fairfax Media’s hitman forQueensland, Cameron Thompson, editor of the Queensland Country Life newspaper has launched a broadside at Bob Katter, telling him to keep out of Liberal National Party territory.
Since Cameron took the helm, QCL circulation has dipped like Juliar Gillard’s popularity poll.
Cameron Thompson, a longtime critic of any political party other than the Liberals, got his orders a month ago from the LNP HQ to formally discredit Katters Australian Party, a talent he has been honing since the formation of KAP.
He used the front page (March 15) on this occasion to blame Katter for allowing Coal Seam Gas miners onto private property. He wrote that Katter as Mines Minister in 1989 introduced the legislation allowing miners on to farm property. What poor Cameron doesn’t know is that most title deeds have reserved all mineral and petroleum deposits to the Crown. Katter had nothing to do with this 100 year old entitlement.
Cameron should have looked at how many amendments have been made to the Mineral Resources Act since 1989.
Thompson is well known in LNP social circles for gripping the goat, and has shared many a festive board celebration with the pillars of the big end of town inGeorge St,Brisbane.
He was taught to be cautious, but his latest tirade against Bob Katter has drooped to lower proportions than an octogenarian’s appendage.
Maybe he has an underdeveloped complex about this and is in need of a viagra quick fix?
Or maybe Cameron is fantasizing that he is punishing the KAP for spilling the beans on former Brisbane Mayor and hero Campbell Newman who has an affinity for telling one group one thing then telling another bunch of hopefuls another like his support for same sex marriage.
Really, when it is all said and done,Campbelldid say he supported gay marriage, and most grippers or the QCL readership would not warm to that statement.
So is Cameron trying to retrieve the irretrievable?
He forgets Katter has 40 years experience inQueenslandpolitics and has never been defeated at an election, in spite of various electoral frauds being committed.
The KAP policies have been formulated in an effort to undo the damage caused to ruralAustraliaby the Liberals’ freetrading policies which have decimated all agricultural industries, particularly dairy farmers.
Being a reporter on a rural newspaper one would think Cameron has some nous about these industries, but he just parrots the lines given to him by the LNP.
It is a sad day because people want change and not a continuation of ALP policies that the LNP will give us.
The LNP has refused to repeal the ALP’s hated Vegetation Management Act, because Opposition Leader Jeff Seeney (Peter Beattie’s unofficial cousin) said too many land owners had been fined under the act. It is here to stay, he said.
Years ago an astute bushman once said, “The C_ _ _ of a Life paper is just the unofficial organ of the National Party.
“If you want to find out what’s going on in the bush listen to the ABC.”
Robert J Lee