KAP troops rally in western Sydney in support of vital industries
23 July 2013: KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has deployed local candidates to the streets of western Sydney today to meet with businesses and residents to discuss issues vital to protecting small businesses and the regions critical manufacturing and distribution industries.
The streets of Campbelltown, Blacktown and Auburn were on the hit list today for Mr Katter with KAP candidates Mick Williams (Macarthur), Bruce Nicholson (Hume) Glenn Turner (Throsby), Tony Belcastro (Greenway) and Bishrul Izadeen (Reid).
Manufacturing and distribution are two of the regions largest employers, with the development of a regional airport a big talking point for locals.
Mr Katter said that the closure of Bonds around Australia will be high on the agenda for the KAP as more jobs are shipped offshore.
The peoples loyalty to the Labor Party was so misguided that they never fired a shot; they just got clean away with it, said Mr Katter.
Up until now, all of the Bonds underwear in Australia was Australian-made. Those Chesty Bonds singlets we love so much used to be Australian-made now they will be foreign made.
Its just another example of great Australian icon being decimated by the high AUD and poor governing of our countrys supposed leaders. They could have provided contracts for the army, for prisoners contracts that would have prevented this but they didnt.
Another 2500 jobs throughout Australia have now been sent offshore to China. The biggest portion of those jobs were located right here in Campbelltown; a town that prides itself on its manufacturing and distribution.
The KAPs NSW Senate candidate and president Peter Mailler warned that key industries within the western Sydney region meant towns like Campbelltown were at the epicentre of a national crisis.
We are here to demonstrate our commitment to the manufacturing sector and small business communities in Western Sydney and the important role they play in providing opportunity for employment, said Mr Mailler.
Job security is absolutely paramount in these regions and it is essential that the small businesses and industries that provide over half the employment opportunities in the country are supported.
The survival of these key industries is critical. Businesses need to continue to employ people. These guys are in the coalface of it and are they are going to be the ones to face the biggest hurdles.
Mr Katter warned the people of the western suburbs: If we wont change the way the country is run, we wont be able to change the future that currently faces these regions.”