KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter slammed the Government on foreign ownership in Parliament yesterday asking if there will be a new regime to stop selling Australia, or is it business as usual, Australia for sale?
Tensions mounted as Mr Katter listed the major foreign owned or run companies, stating that free trade means jobs exported, cheap labour imported.
“The biggest farm in Australia ‘Van Diemen’s dairys’ is 0wned by China, the 2nd biggest ‘Cubbie’ owned by China, the biggest grain farms ‘Nicoletti’ owned by China, biggest farming aggregation ‘Kidmans’ controlled by China, the biggest of all, ‘Ord stage 2 & 3’ owned by China, Australia’s most strategic port, Darwin owned by China, Taxi Hire industry Uber foreign owned, the car manufacturing, glass, textiles, petrol, whitegoods – all gone overseas,” Mr Katter said.
“What has free trade done for us? It gave away the entire coal seam gas reserves of this nation; $23 billion a year was given away. We gave it away for six cents a gigajoule and we bought it back for $16 a gigajoule. In fact, it is cheaper to buy Australian gas in Tokyo and bring it back to Australia than to actually buy it in Australia. That was a magnificent free-trade deal.
“We freed up the wool industry–oh, what a magical achievement; it is now costing the nation $16 billion a year. Ethanol: ‘Oh, we must have a level playing field; we must have a free market.’ So while Brazil produces ethanol and provides a $4 billion cross subsidy to its sugar industry, we’re ‘free trading’, so we import $23 billion worth of petrol every year instead of producing one litre of petrol of our own, which, of course, we could do tomorrow with ethanol.
“Oh, and we wiped out the entire manufacturing industry of Australia. The car industry alone was $25 million a year. Just in coal seam gas, wool, ethanol and motor vehicles, we have lost $40, $50, $60, $70 billion in just five items.
“Do we have a new regime that won’t continue to sell off Australia, or is it business as usual – Australia for sale?” Mr Katter said.
Dear Mr Katter
Thank you for making this information known. It should also be reported by all mainstream media in any form. As australians we need to stand up to the poloticians, government and the public service and tell them to stop selling off our country. Stop being puppets to other governments. I bet we cannot buy any of their country.
Australians must take back ownership of our country.
We are fortunate to have readers such as Ashley who understands the reality of what has happened to Australia. The media has much to answer. Unfortunately Pauline has sold out to the Liberals the party from which she originated. There will be no help here. This leaves Katter at 72, Anning if he can get re-elected, Culleton if he can shrug off the criminal activities of the courts, Lambie who is now fully awake and maybe the Australian Conservatives. Palmer looks after only Palmer and is an integral part of the big end of town. We have to fight the UN sycophants and free traders of the Liberals and the hopeless Nationals which have sold out to the Liberals in return for Ministerial leather. A Trump clone is urgently required.Editor
So true, Annie.
Bribed, blackmailed, hand picked peds and the simpleton or academia-cult types who’ve never thought deeply on anything in their life and believe all is OK but for equal gender quotas. Now Pauline is blatantly working for the overlords and along with gained media acceptance I suspect she has a much more comfortable post jail life for it. Meanwhile we remove the likes of Culleton, Roberts, Lambie & Co to knock on the head any possible danger of allegiance to a foreign power.
If the public quit their habit of hurting themselves then they’d wake up the plain obvious and as John Wilson eluded to below, it will then be fixed, because the world is actually shaped according to what the public are thinking and not what the overlords appear to be in control of.
Dear Bob Katter,
1. COURTS ARE GOVERNMENT
2. TRIAL BY JURY IS DEMOCRACY.
3. AUSTRALIA became a COMMONWEALTH on 01/01/1901.
But these TRUTHS are deliberately WITHHELD and nobody asks why. They are kept out of the schools and out of the media BECAUSE “the truth will make you free” and, if the PEOPLE became educated, they could then GOVERN THEMSELVES and TAKE BACK their FREEDOM their SOVEREIGNTY and their COUNTRY.
AUSTRALIANS need a CRASH COURSE in LIBERTY.
The Chinese government knows that our corporate government is foreign to this country, so it is just one big free for all at our expense.
Maybe time to brush up on Cantonese.
My questioñ….what are the traitors running this country going to get as a reward for their treacherous negotiations? It must be a very large reward. They have no love of country and no conscience. It’s time our Constitution was re-examined to see how treason should be punished. Bob Katter, keep up the good work of exposing and opposing this corruption, we need you and your team. Donald Trump, where art thou?
Katter says there is not much left of Australia to sell. The LNP/ALP duopoly has already sold it. Will the last Aussie leaving switch off the solar/wind lights?
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TONY Abbott boasts that Australia is “open for business”, but his Government is closed for any individual firm seeking a handout from the taxpayer.
And no amount of sentiment matters.
The Prime Minister has said no to Australian icons Holden, Toyota, SPC Ardmona, and last night it was no to Qantas.
“We do not believe in government by cheque book,” he said.
QANTAS: NO TAXPAYER LIFELINE FOR FLYING KANGAROO
Tony Abbott’s campaign launch speech: full transcript
We’ll end Labor’s small waste – like the $180,000 that the Department of Human Services spent studying ergonomic chairs.
And we’ll end Labor’s ridiculous waste – like selling the parliamentary billiards tables for $5000.
Then they spent another $100,000 on an investigation into why they were sold for so little.
We know that you expect us to be as frugal and prudent with your money, which we hold on trust from you, as you would be with your own hard-earned savings.
We understand, deep in our DNA, that you can’t have a strong society and strong communities without strong economies to sustain them and you can’t have a strong economy without profitable private businesses.