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LNP liars strike at every election trying to discredit Katter

by Jim O’Toole

A desperate LNP candidate for the federal seat of Kennedy and a senator have attacked sitting member Bob Katter with lies and innuendo, the whopper being that he does not support the Hells Gates’ dam he has fought to get built for years.

LNP’s Bryce MacDonald

They belong to the LNP that supported Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s extension of hated and unnecessary Covid mandates until October this year.

The same LNP at state and federal levels oversaw the states kill and maim tens of thousands of citizens with deadly mRNA Covid clot shots.

LNP Senator Susan McDonald

Then to cap it all off, Prime Minister Scott Morrison supported his communist mate and Victoria Premier Dangerous Dan Andrews when his megalomaniacal private cops shot and severely wounded a dozen Covid mandate protesters with large rubber bullets at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

The federal ALP and unions also supported the entire Covid program.

This LNP mob just handed over Australia’s health sovereignty to transvestite and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former member of a Libyan terrorist group.

The LNP government has agreed, along with more than 100 other countries to hand over all health directives for any future pandemic to the WHO, delivering lockdowns or other police state measures for the UN to implement. Will they need UN troops?

Australia will have no say and when the planned 10 years of future pandemics start Tedros will shut down the economy. 

Bob Katters proposed Hells Gates Dam he has fought for a decade to get built.

Culling of cattle herd and cattle stations on Cape York Peninsula

Part of the depopulation plan by disrupting food supplies

Shoot to kill cattle operations in Cape York must stop now, Member for Hill Shane Knuth said.

Mr Knuth said for years parks and wildlife had been performing shoot-to-kill operations, indiscriminately killing unbranded and branded cattle, often without any, or little notice to surrounding landowners who own most of the cattle.

KAP member for Hill Shane Knuth warns Qld Labor not to strangle any more cattle stations and cattle numbers on Cape York

“The department needs to communicate with landowners, who are rarely notified and often held up by government bureaucracy, sometimes waiting up to 50 days before they can obtain a permit to collect their branded cattle from national parks,” Mr Knuth said.

“Cattle are continually shot before landowners are given permission to enter parks to muster their cattle, which is a huge economic loss to the region.”

He said over the past three years more than 5,000 cattle, which could be worth more than $6m on today’s market, have been shot on orders from the Department of Environment.

“The question is, why are neighbouring properties to Cape York National Parks given only one week’s notice, or no notice before the killing of cattle occurs?” he said.

“And when adequate notice is given, it’s always during the wet season when it is far too difficult and dangerous to muster cattle.

“It is quite obvious that this Government wants to drive pastoralists out of the region, so they can lock it up to meet their environmental agenda.”

“I call on the Minister to fix this long-standing issue, streamline the permit process, instruct the department to give adequate notice and work with landowners to muster valuable cattle, instead of destroying this income stream.”

Sally Witherspoon, who has been involved in the cattle industry on Cape York for more than 50 years, (and still runs cattle on a northern Peninsula sublease) says, that National Parks are putting the final nail in the coffin of the beef industry in North Queensland.  

“There is a ridiculous rule that you must contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service 40 days before submitting a Permit to Muster application,” Mrs Witherspoon said.  

“The application takes time to be assessed and could then be denied for some reason. For example, too late in the season for a muster.

“National Parks should not be purchased unless there are funds to fully fence and maintain the Park. 

“They are the worst neighbours one could wish for with little to no weed control, no fences, nobody living on the property, little firefighting capability, and a propensity to shoot cattle.

“Shooting from a helicopter is often not humane and it is distressing to think our cattle are being cruelly “hunted” and maybe left to die a slow death.

“It is very telling that graziers on Cape York Peninsula and the north-eastern coast of Queensland are being forced out of business in the only areas of Queensland that have guaranteed rainfall. 

“It is my belief that this is part of a state government drive to disrupt food production.  A plan that is also evidenced by the recent slashing of the Queensland Mackerel quota.”#

Editor: The State Labor Party has just set aside $20m to purchase more cattle properties on Cape York. Since its recent $11.5m acquisition of Bramwell Station and Resort, there are few cattle stations left.

The Labor Party is intent on removing all of 15 remaining white pastoralists then turning Cape York Peninsula into a vast, unmanageable slab of impenetrable scrub. This has already occurred over much of the sterilised land area handed to Aborigines without a secure title.

It will become a potential firebomb of nuclear proportion already home to more than one million feral pigs and tens of thousands of wild dogs.

Yet feeble-minded city people keep voting for the ALP eco-fascists not even thinking about where their next beef steak will come from.

Qld Labor continues destruction of food supply by wrecking mackerel fishing industry

Member for Hill Shane Knuth has slammed the Queensland Labor Government and Department of Fisheries on their management of the Spanish Mackerel fishery.

Mr Knuth said this issue had been boiling since the initial meeting of Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Spanish Mackerel Working Group in May, last year.

Queensland Labor continues its part in the world depopulation program by destroying the local mackerel fishing industry

“The working group was provided a presentation on the results of the 2021 east coast Spanish Mackerel stock assessment by Fisheries Queensland which advised them the draft biomass was estimated to be at 17 per cent of unfished biomass,” Mr Knuth said.

“Twenty per cent triggers the closure of a fishery under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy and under National Guidelines.”

However, Mr Knuth noted in the departments own 2018 stock assessment of Australian East Coast Spanish Mackerel Predictions of stock status and reference points that annual harvests of around 550t (across all sectors) will build biomass towards the 60 per cent level, consistent with the 2027 management targets set in the Governments Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.

Astonishingly, just 3 years later, the working group were informed that the fishery biomass was 17 per cent, despite commercial harvest averaging 300t annually since 2004, well below the current total annual allowable commercial catch for the species. 

Shane Knuth

“Even adding in 170t annually for recreational fishers, the annual total harvest is still well below the 550t recommended by Fisheries Qld to have a healthy fishery,” said Mr Knuth.

“My point is this, how can a fishery, that was deemed healthy at an estimate of 60 per cent biomass in 2018, with the annual harvest well under the allowable mark of 550t each year since 2004, suddenly just 3 years later completely drop of a cliff to 17per cent?

“It simply doesn’t make any sense.”

Mr Knuth said the assessment model for measuring Biomass was changed in 2018, further adding to fishermens’ anger.

“Either Fisheries Queensland has been telling fishermen the wrong information since 2004 and are responsible for mismanaging the fishery, or the assessment model used to measure biomass is flawed.”

Mr Knuth said he has questioned the Minister in Parliament and he had not addressed the anomaly.

‘The Minister will say that the biomass model has been peer reviewed, but this was not done in conjunction with industry. Fishermen are out on the water constantly and they are telling me that Spanish Mackerel stocks are high, which is a completely different story to the Minister and his department,” he said.

Mr Knuth said the statement by the Minister recently in a media release where he said the Queensland Government has moved to protect fishing jobs and give Queenslanders a say on future management of Spanish mackerel stocks was laughable.

“The working group has met once since last year and have had zero input into the peer review or any other strategy since then, yet suddenly the Minister wants to give the industry a say, after the damage is done?” he said

“Closing the fishery will destroy jobs and affect restaurants, fish and chip shops and people who enjoy battered and crumbed fish throughout North Queensland.

“The Minister and DAF need to come clean, admit they got it wrong and ​work closely with the industry to get it right, so jobs, businesses and catching a mackerel is not lost.”

Queensland Upper House abolition a chance for reform

The Parliamentary Committee system is a failure and cannot criticise the government of the day

Tomorrow marks 100 years since the formal abolition of the Legislative Council, the former Upper House, which left Queensland with the only unicameral state parliamentary system in the country.

Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said, while the last thing people wanted was more politicians, the occasion marked an opportune time to reflect on the absolute centralisation of political power in Queensland and the possibilities of reform.

KAP Leader Robbie Katter wants reform of the Queensland Unicameral Parliament, the only parliament in Australia without an Upper House

”We first must ask – is there a problem to be solved in Queensland politics? Obviously I believe there is,” he said.

“There is a global trend away from the two-party system in modern democracies, but here we are behind the times and still wedded to a political landscape that doesn’t serve people adequately.

“Perhaps a more effective way of dealing with the problems inherent to our two-party, unicameral system is a more balanced spread of power across minor parties.

“As the real advocates for regional Queensland, the KAP is able to speak with authority on the failings of the current system as we are acutely aware of the deficiencies in funding and political focus that result from the status quo.

“These issues are exactly what had led to us calling for a separate state in the past.

“I am still not sold on the answer to these issues being the reinstatement of the Upper House and the extra politicians that come with it, but the KAP would certainly be open to discussions around reforming the system to ensure integrity of the government and to prevent the democratic process from being manipulated and exploited.”

Mr Katter said the Queensland public was not being adequately served by current political structures.

“The Committee system, which Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk recently said was a pillar of Queensland’s systemic anti-corruption measures, has a tendency to operate as a political apparatus and is, by design, incapable of effectively critiquing the Government of the day,” he said.  

“While the committees do undertake very valuable work, anyone who tries to suggest they are apolitical and therefore capable of truly holding the Government of the day to account is kidding themselves.”

Queensland’s Parliamentary Committees, which in place of an elected Upper House examine legislation and conduct public inquiries as per the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, are ultimately controlled by the Government (in this case, the Palaszczuk Labor Government).

The Chair, who adjudicates all meetings, is a Government MP who is appointed by the Leader of the House.

The committees are then made up of at least 50 per cent Government MPs, as well as Opposition and crossbenchers depending on the political composition of the Legislative Assembly at the time.[1]

Public briefings and hearings are made public and are televised, but internal decision-making is kept secret.

MPs are then considered to be in contempt of parliament if they divulge anything discussed in private.[2]

[1] https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/explore/education/factsheets/Factsheet_3.9_Parliamentary Committees.pdf

2 https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/qld-politics/queensland-parliament-committees-meeting-in-secret-the-vast-majority-of-the-time-insiders/news-story/e380557c4f8b2d03177daed7943d3f38

Editor: Cairns News over a decade has noticed a trend by readers to abolish state governments and replaced them with a federal system utilising regional local government councils to formulate policies for their regions. One size does not fit all. The Commonwealth should be returned with the restoration of Constitutional government.

Qld Extension of Expiring Provisions bill passes – 82 votes to 5 reassuring voters the Liberals and ALP want to keep killing you with vaxx mandates

A parliamentary welcome for the Mother Ship returning to take them home to their planet
Stephen Andrews MP member for Mirani

by Stephen Andrew MP for Mirani

The Bill extending the ongoing use of emergency powers passed earlier today.
It did so amidst the deafening roars of Queensland’s furious citizenry, outraged at the state’s ongoing slide into tyranny.

The second reading vote (the one that counts) was held at 5.22pm. The final result of the second reading was 82 votes in favour and 5 against. The five ‘NOs’ were myself, all three members of the Katter Australia Party, and the Independent Member for Noosa, Mrs Sandy Bolton.

When push came to shove, however, not a single member of the LNP found it within themselves to oppose the Bill until the 3rd reading when a division was called and the opposition changed their vote to end up 48 Ayes to 36 Noes.

Despite many admitting in their speeches, that they had been flooded by people begging them to vote against it, it wasn’t until the 11th hour.

A few even acknowledged that the vast majority in their electorates were opposed to it.

The debate had earlier been ‘guillotined’ by Labor, denying many members, including myself, from getting a chance to speak on the Bill.

I will post a copy of it later, so anyone interested can read what I planned to say.

It was a gut-wrenching end to a grueling week in Parliament.
Never was the Government’s hubris and arrogance more on display than it was today.

Studiously ignoring the stormy protests outside, one after another stood up and proceeded to gaslight the hell out of Queenslanders opposed to the Bill.

Instead of acknowledging people’s concerns, frustration and anger, or recognising what many have gone through the last 2 years, one Member said haughtily:

“I am sure all members of Parliament have been hammered by the anti-vaxxers who have gone down a rabbit hole with Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine”.

I can only imagine how all those Queenslanders who fought so long and hard to stop this Bill, must be feeling tonight.

Katters Australian Party members Shane Knuth (Hill); Leader Robbie Katter (Traeger) and Nick Dametto (Hinchinbrook) vigorously opposed the the tyrannical bill which enables the madmen and women of the Labor Party backed by Deep State to shut down the state at their whim.

On a positive note, I want to thank my fellow cross-bench members, Sandy Bolton, Robbie Katter, Shane Knuth and Nick Dametto. All four were absolute stand-outs this week. Their electorates are lucky to have them.

All day, today, the chamber was filled with the ‘sound and fury’ of the people of this great state.

By the time the vote was taken, MPs were struggling to be heard above the din.
I am willing to bet that nothing remotely like it has ever been seen before in Qld.

Oh I know, we have had riots and protests before, but not like this.

This phenomenon of ordinary Queensland citizens taking to the streets in ‘numbers too big to ignore’ is completely unprecedented.

Everyday Mums and Dads, small business owners, tradies, truckers, emergency workers, nurses, teachers, sole traders, defence force staff, firefighters and pilots – these are the people who have drawn a line and said enough!

People who were once regarded as the ‘backbone of this nation’.

Described as “a minority group” by the Health Minister today.

I salute them all!

MP Shane Knuth tables some startling statistics about Covid vaxx and deaths in Qld Parliament

The LNP has been totally supportive of the Labor Premier and the Labor Party’s entire Covid mandates, enforced vaccinations, dead and injured victims by the thousands, tens of thousands or more lost jobs across education, nursing, public service, police and the private sector.

The Liberal National Party federally and in the state are one of the same. How many more vaxx victims have to die before they will utter a word?

The LNP supports an extension to emergency powers coming up in parliament so the Labor tyrants can again lock us up at will or impose even more restrictions on small business. Coles and Woolworths are exempt.

Shane Knuth from Katters Australia Party is one of a few independents Australia-wide who has taken the vaxx mandates and the vaccine head on. Being a former top-grade rugby league player the Charters Towers lad is good at tackling the corrupt political duopoly whose members are jockeying for positions in the New World Order.

Bob Katter warns Queensland is a police state

Joel Jammal journalist interviews MP Bob Katter, meets protesters and slams mandatory jab

Diesel additive AdBlue production to be ramped up trying to keep national transport fleet on the road

Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, says the news that Incitec Pivot will ramp up production of Australia’s supply of AdBlue (diesel additive for trucks) is music to his ears but urged the Federal Government to back the Sovereign Fuel Security Bill to ensure all fuel supplies are secure in Australia. Mr Katter said that he had spoken to Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Johns, today, who confirmed they would be able to meet Australia’s AdBlue requirements for at least the next 12 months. “She confirmed to me that the Government had supplied an amount of money to be able to expand production and expand to meet Australia’s current requirements.

Incitec Pivot has announced plans to close one of Australia’s largest fertiliser plants at the end of next year.
The closure of the Gibson Island plant in Brisbane is set to cost 170 jobs. The duopoly LNP/ALP federal government, kowtowing to international CO2 emission agreements set emissions figures too high forcing the closure of a number of industries particularly coal-fired electricity.

“Nothing was happening, no one had contacted her until we got onto the Prime Minister. “It just shows you what ordinary people can do. Clynton Hawks, our Candidate for Herbert, raised the red flag months ago and the Government sat on it. “But we wouldn’t have had to comment at all if the Government would have acted. Assurances that the Minister was setting up a taskforce I found to be anything but reassuring. “The problem was obvious, and we brought the solutions. We demanded government action and laid down the pathway. Full credit for this win must go to Clynton.”

Mr Katter warned that this demonstrated how vulnerable Australia was to foreign influence on our fuel supplies and it was essential both sides of Government got behind the Sovereign Fuel Security Bill. “If there was ever a flashing warning light, this is it. China successfully cut off an essential fuel. “Our crossbench legislation on sovereign fuel security will deliver up to 90 per cent of Australia’s fuel requirements. It will deliver security of supply of diesel, petrol, and aviation fuel to the Australian public.

“It provides a pathway for ensuring that the refining and manufacture of fuel is to be owned by Australians – not like the port of Darwin or the Port of Newcastle, half of the electricity industry and a monopoly of solar panels – all Chinese owned. “This legislation provides a pathway for turning our metropolitan waste – tyres, plastics, and other waste – into fuels like diesel and it fosters Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector by ensuring all government contract electric vehicles, and their component parts, are built in Australian owned factories by Australians.

“So, whether this event with AdBlue is a world shortage of Urea or just another hit upon Australia by a threatening middle kingdom (China), it is a glaring neon light and proves Australia’s needs fuel sovereignty and fuel security.”

Clynton Hawks – KAP Candidate for Herbert who is a trucking operator, said he welcomed the news but agreed that the Federal Government’s measures didn’t go far enough. “The announcement is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough in the here and now,” he said.

“We’re still going to have a shortage because of how long it’s going to take for them to ramp up production.“I applaud the Government for finally waking up to the severity of the issue, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Federal Government needs to see this as a wake-up call because I’ve never in my lifetime seen trucks being parked up and AdBlue bowsers shut off. “The AdBlue crisis is Australia’s canary in the coal mine moment.“Incite Pivot do 10 per cent of Australia’s AdBlue, but we’ve got 90 to go. The question everyone wants to know is how we get to that 100 per cent.

“We shouldn’t need a crisis for the Australian Government to act on fuel security. “The fuel sovereign fuel security bill puts the pieces in place for Australia to become 100 per cent self-sufficient in meeting our country’s fuel needs,” he said.

Katter will vote against euthanasia laws

Statement from Robbie Katter MLA regarding proposed Euthanasia Legislation

I am opposed to euthanasia law reform in Queensland.

While myself, and my Katter’s Australian Party colleagues plan to review the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report into the subject as well as the legislation that will be introduced today, it is highly likely we will be voting against it based on principle.

I am of the belief that creating and preserving life is, and should remain, the most primary endeavour of our society and our governments should reflect this. 

Leader of Katters Australian Party Robbie Katter does not support euthanasia or abortion laws

It was a dark day in Parliament for all three state KAP MPs when Labor’s limitless abortion laws passed in 2018, and those celebrating in the House caused us even more concern. 

While I understand there is great complexity and emotion around issues of life and death, we do not believe the legalisation of suicide (even with the strictest of conditions) is the answer.

The need for a better focus on and improved funding for palliative care services for all Queenslanders through a purpose-built palliative care system has been overlooked as part of the debate around end-of-life.

Palliative Care Queensland, the peak body representing the sector, has decried that current funding arrangements equate to only about 1 per cent of the overall State health budget.

This is grossly inadequate to meet the care needs of dying Queenslanders and their loved ones.

They have requested an additional investment of $275 million per year – around $53 per person – to directly improve the quality of life for terminally-ill Queenslanders of all ages.[1]

Further, in a state with a myriad problems that are as fundamental as access to critical health services like dialysis, CT scanners and mental health support for rural and regional patients, I find it perverse that we are having this debate as those issues continue to fester.

Death will come to us all and it is never easy, but all Queenslanders, including First Australians who overwhelmingly abhor the idea of legalising euthanasia, deserve far better than this.

[1] https://palliativecareqld.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PCQ-QLD-Requirements-for-New-Investment-to-Transform-Care_Nov-2020-1.pdf


Absent Victorian Premier now has more wounds to lick

Federal MP Bob Katter applauded the federal government’s move to get China out of Australian government and backed by a swell of public sentiment is calling on the Prime Minister to tear up the CCP backed lease on Darwin Harbour. He said the cabal that has been trying to ingratiate itself with Australian governments and industry had to go saying he has also set his sights on the large amount of water entitlements held by China.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with China, calling it “inconsistent with Australia’s foreign policy”.

The decision made late on Wednesday night threatens to inflame already fraught diplomatic tensions between Canberra and Beijing.

Deploying Australia’s powerful new veto powers under legislation passed last year for the first time, the Federal Government ended the deal, warning it was against Australia’s interests.

“I consider these four arrangements to be inconsistent with Australia’s foreign policy or adverse to our foreign relations in line with the relevant test in Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020,’’ Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.

“I will continue to consider foreign arrangements notified under the Scheme. I expect the overwhelming majority of them to remain unaffected. I look forward to ongoing collaboration with states, territories, universities and local governments in implementing the Foreign Arrangements Scheme.”

China quickly hit back at Australia over what it called an “unreasonable and provocative move”.

In a statement, a Chinese Embassy spokesman slammed the decision which is expected to plunge the fractured relationship into greater acrimony.

“We express our strong displeasure and resolute opposition to the Australian Foreign Minister’s announcement on April 21 to cancel the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation within the Framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and the related Framework Agreement between the Chinese side and Government of Victoria,” the spokesman said. – News Ltd

Games bid by bankrupt Qld Labor will hit regions hard

Regional health, road and bridge network crisis will suffer even more

Katter’s Australian Party MPs have described the $1 billion redevelopment of south-east Queensland’s Gabba stadium, announced today as part of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games bid, as “gluttony of the highest order” that will further entrench neglect of Queensland’s regions.

The terrible condition of the regional Queensland roads and bridges network will suffer even more when the ALP tries to fund a spurious Olympic Games bid. The Barron River bridge at internationally-acclaimed tourist destination Kuranda near Cairns, is under repair but engineers say it has passed its useful life like most other road bridges of similar vintage in the State . Another regional crisis thanks to the hopeless Labor Party.

Despite state debt levels rising to around $130 billion in the next four years, the Palaszczuk Labor Government is pushing on with pre-emptive and extravagant social infrastructure spending in preparation for glitzy event.

Brisbane has not yet been officially awarded the 2032 Olympic Games, however the International Olympics Committee (IOC) named the city its preferred host city in February.

It’s understood the plans for the Gabba are contrary to the IOC’s proposal to use existing facilities to reduce host city costs, and that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is still waiting for the Prime Minister to confirm what federal funding will be provided for the proposed event. [1]

The cost of hosting the Olympic Games is notoriously unpredictable, and budget blow-outs well into the billions are normal.

The upcoming Tokyo Olympics is expected to cost at least $15.4 billion. [2]

KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said while the Olympics were a wonderful event that most people loved to watch; Queensland’s already precarious economic position meant there was little joy to be had in taxpayers having to stump up the costs.

“I don’t want Queenslanders having to live through the next 12 years of deficits in hospital and road funding, education investment or any other services needed west of the Great Divide,” he said.

“There is actually a health crisis in rural and regional Queensland but that doesn’t seem to be a priority for the Government, their priority is hosting a big party in 10 years’ time that almost no one else in the world wants the responsibility of holding.

“This is not the panacea of prosperity for the people of Queensland, it is re-building from the ground up our core industries across the entire state and starting with the regions.”

[1] https://inqld.com.au/insights/2021/04/20/wheels-within-wheels-inside-the-delicate-balance-behind-our-olympic-venues/

2 https://apnews.com/article/tokyo-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-tokyo-olympics-japan-olympic-games-3c46bce81928865d9aae0832b5ddd9e3


[1] https://inqld.com.au/insights/2021/04/20/wheels-within-wheels-inside-the-delicate-balance-behind-our-olympic-venues/

[2] https://apnews.com/article/tokyo-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-tokyo-olympics-japan-olympic-games-3c46bce81928865d9aae0832b5ddd9e3

Banks forced Liberals to sack Christine Holgate, best ever Post Office CEO – Katter calls for reinstatement

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter, a staunch supporter of former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate since her unethical dismissal last year will move in the Federal Government a motion to reinstate her as CEO.

He praised her integrity and perseverance in defending her decision to purchase Cartier watches as a reward for key employees securing long-term, profitable banking services which ensured the longevity of Australia Post branches around the country.

Banks forced LNP to sack Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate due to her support for keeping regional post offices in the owner/operator model preventing the LNP/ALP duopoly from selling post offices overseas and allowing banking in rural areas

“The most successful and honourable businessmen I have ever had the pleasure of being a friend of, Marcus Blackmore, the great innovator in medicinal supplements had Christine for a long period as his Chief of Staff and he swears by her integrity and her competence,” he said. 

“I cannot say how much I admire a person that cut her salary in her job down to that of a departmental head in a state government department. This is one of the largest operations in the country and she is the only CEO in Australian history that I can think of that reduced her salary down a fraction of what it had been under her predecessor.

“It is the first time that post offices have spoken positively about their CEOs of Australia Post and she gave them hope for the future. She had worked with owner/operator pharmacies which are owner/operated by law (albeit with corporate oversighting) and she was determined to keep the owner/operator model – clearly the most successful model which guaranteed local ownership throughout the suburbs and regional towns of Australia.

“Quite frankly she should had been sacked if she hadn’t given these star-performing, hardworking employees a bit of reward for their efforts.”

Mr Katter said, “Call me paranoid but I just can’t get it out of my head that the banking agencies were working so well that the banks were getting toey that there might be another powerful banking player in Australia. The last thing they want is any further competition, particularly from an organisation that has branches in every suburb and town in Australia, places they have long since abandoned.

MHR for Kennedy Bob Katter warns the Liberals that popular Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate should not have been sacked as she was the only bulwark against a sell-off of post offices and the LNP

“Christine has extraordinary capabilities – you don’t run a multi-billion-dollar corporation like Blackmores if you are a fool – was in her vary nature, threatening on the banking front. And a rabid free market government in Canberra whether LNP or ALP except for Rudd, I can’t name one of them that is ideologically bound to a free market mentality, has made continuous efforts to prioritise one of the last assets the Australian people own. Everything has been sold off with the vast bulk in the hands of foreigners.

“Christine did not strike me that she would agree to sell off the magical asset of Australia Post and/or bow to the whims and interests of the banks whose record was so bad that each of the banks did a huge backflip and apologised for their conduct.

“Well now we know the truth. We know now we have been misled and we know now who has misled us.

“We will get a vote in the Parliament and she will be reinstated. And if the Government doesn’t do that, then the way it is headed at the present moment, it will just be another nail in their coffin.”

Deflecting blame, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today her dismissal is now the subject of a senate inquiry.

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