In light of the announcement by ANZ Bank this afternoon of a 12 month moratorium on foreclosures, please see below further comment from Mr Katter at a press conference in Cairns this afternoon:
“We announced today that we are going to Name and Shame every bank that forecloses on a farmer over the next 4 months.
We’re now also going to Name and Fame the good guys.
The ANZ bank announced an hour ago a 12 month moratorium on foreclosures. They were the only bank that went out to the Rural Debt Crisis Summit in Winton last Friday, they listened to Alan Jones, they listened to the people who were under such tremendous stress, they went away and they did something.
Our Name and Fame goes to the ANZ.
To the others, we warn you, we’re starting now. Every time you do sell up a farmer, we’ll name you. To sell a property at the end of the dry season, before the wet season and before the Chinese and Indonesian markets kick in next year, it is a bastard act.
I might add, there’s still not been a sound from the Federal Government.
There are now many commentators putting enormous pressure on the Federal Government, including Alan Jones. There have been over 2 million hits on the Dr David Pascoe Facebook page containing his heart breaking open letter – that is 10% of the Australian public.
From now on it’s Name and Shame and also Name and Fame.”