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ONE NATION WA ELECTION FALL OUT

Katter calls for minor parties to come together & don’t forget the Culleton factor

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter watched Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party’s performance in the Western Australia (WA) election closely. It is Mr Katter’s little party, the KAP – who stand to gain or lose the most from One Nation’s performance in the looming Qld election.

Mr Katter said, “Anyone in Qld who thinks One Nation is dead in the water is badly misreading the situation. The LNP is toxic in WA, but the difference in Qld is, so is the ALP (as well as the LNP).

“The disaster of One Nation giving all their preferences to Liberals, and voting with them all the time in Canberra… (This brought down Tony Windsor who was always voting with the ALP), One Nation is beginning to look like a LNP lamb in wolf’s ‘Third Force’ clothing, the Hanson Party must realise the reason people vote for them is because they’re not one of the majors.

“But when in Canberra, One Nation has taken a stand on the following (and these were all burning issues):

“Came out against a banking Royal Commission,

“Came out in support for the sale of Kidman to Shanghai Cred (whoever their partners are is irrelevant),

“Voted for the Bash up the Workers Legislation (ABCC),

“Voted for the Bash up the Farmers and Tourist Operators legislation (the Backpackers Tax).

“Not only does this portray One Nation as an LNP supporter, but it portrays them as LNP.

“But if you look like a duck and quack like a duck, then you will get shot like a duck.

“We would like One Nation not to duck, but listen to calm, reasoned and experienced counsel.  This is the kind of counsel we always reply upon.

“Also, people have underestimated the reaction to throwing WA Senator Rodney Culleton out of the Senate. Cool heads would have seen the disastrous ramifications of this.

“We shall be urging all of the Third Force parties in Australia, whatever their strengths and weaknesses, to come together.

“All the little parties have one strength in common; they were not the ones who exported our industries and jobs overseas and imported workers into Australia to take what’s left of our jobs. That was (believe it or not) mostly the ALP, and most certainly the LNP.

“It will be a great tragedy for this nation if the Xenophons and Lambies, the KAPs and all the other non-major parties do not have a coming together.

“Our strengths are in our differences but one thing we all have in common is we tenaciously oppose the extremism of the Free Market ideologues and their privatisation, de-regulation and globalisation.

“To the people of QLD, don’t worry about WA; you’ve made a decision to leave the majors and as the Johnathan Thurston and his NQ Cowboys say — stay in the fight!”

 Queensland Brown Shirt armada drags farmer off to jail

Queensland living up to its reputation as a police state

Banking Royal Commission must start now

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Warwick Yates principal of Ferrier Hodgson invasion team leader

The corrupt legal system and Netherlands-based Rabobank have skinned another scalp, this time a farming family living near Prarie, 400 klm west of Townsville.

Seven carloads of armed police and two carloads of receivers arrived at the Bradshaw cattle property Laurelvale near Prarie on February 1 at the behest of dodgy receivers Ferrier Hodgson who then took possession of the property allegedly due to non-payment of a loan.

Accompanying the intimidating police armada was a locksmith from Thuringowa Locksmiths and Locksmiths Services near Townsville, Will Caldwell and Warwick Yates (pictured) from receivers Ferrier Hodgson Brisbane and Gadens Lawyers solicitor Scott Couper of Brisbane.

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Neil Bradshaw marched off by the enforcers

Neil Bradshaw, 29, the son of Lloyd and Noeline Bradshaw was arrested at Laurelvale Station and dragged off by two burly police officers then taken 200 klm to Charters Towers police station.

He was charged with obstructing police and assault. Neil says he did not at any time intentionally assault police.

Bail conditions set by the attending sergeant prevent Neil from going back to his home on the property.

He said the police told him they were there to protect the bailiff and arrived in such force because like every rural property the Bradshaws had firearms in their possession.

As can be found on most family run properties, Neil owns cattle running on the station and machinery which he believes will be stolen by the receivers.

“My cattle are not mortgaged and nor is the machinery, but I won’t get them back from this lot. I have been told they are mustering my cattle right now,” Mr Bradshaw said.

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Seven police vehicle armada and and army of enforcers arriving

“Both properties are in drought declared shires although we have had good rain it will take us years to recover from the worst drought in history.

“We produce hay but instead of selling it we kept our own cattle alive for three years and if we didn’t do this Rabobank would have had no stock to sell at all.

“We were offered $700,000 for Laurelvale in the middle of a drought but its real value is $2.2 million and our debt is supposed to be $5 million because Rabobank has pushed it up with all their charges with the receivers.

“If we sold Laurelvale with 850 head we could pay them out but they wouldn’t accept our offer and they said they don’t want it because they can’t get the true value.”

In similar circumstances to scores of other fire sales the banks and receivers enforce unreasonable demands to make debt reductions and generally forbid moving stock to other properties with good feed.

In one case at Charters Towers in 2015 receivers Korda Mentha allowed at least 500 head of cattle to perish because the owners were not allowed to shift the cattle to agistment and the receivers had provided no money to feed them.

In this case Mr Bradshaw said Rabobank demanded the family pay the entire debt “straight away.”

“They are trying to get their hands on Ballabay Station(Pentland) too, so my parents have worked for a lifetime for nothing,” he said.

Member for Dalrymnple Shane Knuth of Katters Australia Party has been following the case and is critical of the legal system that allows such travesties to occur.

“These people have committed no crime and contributed so much to their community over many years,” Mr Knuth said.

“They have been heavily involved in Landcare and supporting the beef industry. It is not their fault they copped five years of drought and a government enforced live cattle export ban.

“It will take them up to five years to recover from this drought.

“This episode demonstrates a clear demand for a Royal Commission into banking.

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Enforcers at the gate

CATTLE BRANDS NOT MORTGAGED

Cattle producers and agents are warned not to buy or deal with cattle with the following brands, which are not mortgaged to Rabobank and belong to Neil Bradshaw:

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Described as Brahman cross cows and calves; greys and reds; heifers and steers greys and reds some with Bazadais cross.

These cattle are listed on Personal Property Securities Register and legally cannot be sold without the owner’s permission.  Neil Bradshaw has a registered interest and has a superior claim to that of the receivers, according to legal advice.

ADF land grab looks for less greener pastures

 

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21 December 2016: In what media reports are labelling an “early win” for the 23 graziers in the Charters Towers area who were potentially going to have their properties forcibly aquired, the Defence Department will look into alternative sites for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Singapore Army training deal.

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, who resides in Charters Towers, has thanked the Senior Ministers he met with on the issue earlier in the month.

Mr Katter said, “We want to put on public record our appreciation to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

“Just a short while after I met with them and the day after tens of dozens of graziers and members of the greater Charters Towers community rallied with KAP Member for Dalrymple, Shane Knuth and I at the Dalrymple sale yards last week, the Defence Department has announced it will look at two alternatives for its $2.2 billion Singapore training site.

“If no other part of the Government is working, Minister Pyne’s and Minister Cormann’s areas are — and we appreciate them for that.”

The Defence Department has confirmed that is will conduct a feasibility study into the viability of using two alternative sites – Pentland and Greenvale.

Mr Katter said, “The battle isn’t over yet, we need to keep fighting until the ADF commit to an alternative site.

“But I have complete faith in the tenacity and the unity of the affected graziers and Charters Towers community  – to not roll over, to not accept their fate and to keep fighting! And Shaney and I will be with you all the way!”

Liberals and most Nationals hate guns and gun owners

The self-proclaimed defender of country people, Nationals Queensland senator Matt Canavan abstained from voting in the senate yesterday to overturn a Liberal ban on the controversial Adler lever action shotgun.

Canavan typically exudes the cultural malady rampant in the National Party today. The party is reeling after Liberal Attorney General George Brandis was overheard describing the Queensland Nationals as “very, very mediocre.”

Canavan and his ‘chair polishing’ colleague Senator Ian Macdonald both defended their lacklustre performances.

As One Nation surges in the polls since the Federal election the Nationals are aghast particularly after they lost the NSW seat of Orange in a recent by-election by 50 votes to the Shooters Party. The Nationals have held the seat for 70 years.

Comments last week by former LNP Premier Campbell Newman that after the next election the State would be run by a coalition of the LNP, One Nation and Katter members has rattled the State  Opposition leaving leader Tim Nicholls to defend his perceived, poor performance.

Speaking on ABC Radio Tuesday morning Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce backed the Liberal ban on Adler shotguns, albeit defending the right of several Nationals senators to cross the floor in an attempt to overturn it.

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Hanson rift with Katter unreasonable

Backroom moves to overcome Pauline Hanson’s unreasonable rift with Member for Kennedy Bob Katter continue as most commentators believe One Nation will win few Queensland seats without Katter preferences.

Katter says he has done nothing to upset Hanson and would like to form a partnership with One Nation to select seats which either party could win.

Hanson has yet to realise her party’s seemingly unassailable position in Queensland has only occurred because Katter has paved the way for her over the past decade with his relentless campaign against the mainstream parties.

Katters continued stance against the nanny state, over- regulation, firearm bans, runaway crocodile populations, unregulated banks, foreign ownership, 457 visas and support for dam building and numerous other infrastructure policies burning in the public mind has given the high profile Hanson the impetus to rise in the polls.

Hanson says she is running her own ship but she should consult with her memory as to why One Nation imploded 18 years ago.

She should heed the sensible advice given by her “adopted son” and advisor, James Ashby and back off from the vilification of her allies.

Bob Katter’s message to members and supporters

Dear Members and Supporters,

Bob was recently interviewed by ABC News 24’s Joe O’brien on the topic of free trade and how it affects the Australian economy and the Australian people. Bob also went into depth on 457 visas and President-elect Donald Trump. If you’d like to watch the interview you can do so by clicking on the image below.

 

QLD STATE NEWS

In State news Robbie Katter, together with the Health Minister Cameron Dick, has announced that construction will soon begin on a new carpark and helipad at the Mt Isa Hospital which will serve to provide better access for those in need.Mr Katter said the need for additional car parking on the hospital’s grounds had been an ongoing issue.

“It’s always been an awkward issue for a council owned car park issuing a service for a state owned hospital. If we can stop the elderly and sick walking an extra block or two we’ve done well,” Mr Katter said.

As the State Member for Mt Isa Robbie has consistently attempted to acquire state funding for rural and regional Queensland. This is but one of the initiatives which Rob has taken in order to provide North Queensland with their fair share

Australia to again ride on the back of coal and iron ore

mkining-1Australia will again ride on the back of surging coal and iron ore export prices as prices jump 180 per cent above the market doldrums of earlier this year.

Iron ore is our second largest export at 15 per cent, being ahead of coal by just four per cent.

Queensland’s high-quality coking coal hit $253.50 a tonne, up from $90 in June, a rise of 180 per cent.

Thermal coal has smashed the $100US barrier and is now $108.60US, a long way from its $54 a tonne just months ago.

On their present course, if the present spot prices flow through to contract prices for coking and thermal coal, exports could be boosted by $40 billionUS.
The much-maligned Adani coal mine proposed for Central Queensland may have taken a step closer after the Labor State Government, in spite of impending doomsday cries from the Greens, seems set for it to go ahead.

mkining-2If the $21.7 billion Indian – owned mine should begin construction in 2017, pending last- stand legal action by green and indigenous groups, Queensland will hugely benefit in terms of construction jobs.

When the coal starts to be exported after a two year construction period, the State will reap royalties that have been absent since the mining downturn began three years ago.

The combined mine, rail and associated water infrastructure have all been declared critical infrastructure – the first time this has happened in seven years.

As well, the project’s special “prescribed project” status has been renewed and expanded to include its water infrastructure.

State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said his decision would mean less red tape for the proposed project and the jobs and business opportunities it offered.

This step bundles together major elements of the project for the first time – the mine, the 389 kilometre rail line, and the water infrastructure, including a pipeline, pumping stations and a dam upgrade,” he said.

It makes it more efficient to establish easements for infrastructure like the water pipeline and the rail, and expands the Coordinator-General’s power to ensure timely approvals.” Dr Lynham said the declaration was based on advice from the independent Coordinator-General, who continued to meet regularly with Adani to progress the project.

When this government came to power in early 2015, it is fair to say that there was a long way to go with the approvals that Adani needed before they could start construction.

Katters Australia party has long championed the mine with Bob Katter telling the State Government it would be a “no brainer” to stop it.

He said to stop the mine based on totally unscientific claims that it would somehow harm the Great Barrier Reef was “just the prattle of the Greens, that most people no longer listen to.”

Trumps win elates Bob Katter

The freemarketeers have been “Trumped” according to Bob in his latest video where he addresses the American people’s decision to elect Donald Trump as their next President. Bob is hopeful that this election, along with Brexit, will help Australians secure their own “great victory” against those who are not interested in our well-being or the well-being of the country at large.

Watch the video below …..

Katter and Sharkie get bull from PM over Kidman in Question Time

20 October 2016:

Bob-Katter-006KAP Member for Kennedy Bob Katter condemned the Prime Minister’s and Treasurer’s answers in Question Time today in relation to S Kidman & Co as “a load of bull-dust.

Mr Katter said the Question asked by NXT Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie about the Kidman sale was, “clear and straight forward, but the Prime Minister gave a waffling non-answer handballing it to Treasurer Morrison for more waffle.

Rebekha Sharkie’s question whether the PM agreed that the 100 per cent Aussie bid for Kidman should receive preference over any equivalent bid involving foreign interests – should have received an unambiguous answer from the PM.

Instead the PM and the Treasurer wouldn’t even say that a local bid should get preferential treatment — especially given there would be more jobs and the money staying in Australia.

Today Mr Katter teamed up with Senator Nick Xenophon and Rebekah Sharkie MP to throw political support behind the all Australian bid for the Kidman cattle empire.

National Party sells out farmers yet again on backpacker tax

Backpacker Tax changes: gagged & goaded but no victory

18 October 2016:

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KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter voted against the Backpacker Tax changes in the lower house today.

The proposed changes, implementing a 19.5 % instead of the originally touted 32.5% were eventually passed. Mr Katter is hardly surprised that the National Party has sold out on non-city Australia again.

Mr Katter spoke passionately against the supposed “reduction” that is being lauded as a victory by the LNP when in fact the Backpacker will still be paying significantly more.

Mr Katter said, “I was one of the few Representatives of a regional and tourism seat that got to speak on the Backpacker tax before the Government gaged debate, denying others to have their say.

We do not have any illusions that we are applying a tax of 30 per cent. It was a little bit over 30 per cent before, so there really has not been much change at all.

“We are going around clapping our hands and saying, ‘How wonderful!’

“You will not have a tourism industry if you take away the backpackers. One quarter of the Far North Queensland tourism industry is in fact the backpackers—and you have taken away their incentive to come here. Their wages, their incomes, have been cut by a third, and you are saying that will have no effect. Of course it will have an effect.”

No fresh milk by 2028? New bill for fair price to farmers

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A new logo would be put on milk bottles to help consumers identify if it is sourced from a farmer who was paid a fair price, under proposed laws by Katter’s Australian Party.

Shane Knuth said the bill, which will need the support of one of the major parties and crossbenchers, establishes the eligibility criteria and legal protection for the voluntary system.

“Queensland dairy farmers are in a crippling financial crisis,” he said.

“The deterioration climate of the dairy industry is making it crucial to pass legislation that will help keep dairy farmers afloat.

“The fair milk price logo informs consumers where the milk is produced, that farmers were paid a sustainable price for the cost of a litre of milk, and that it’s Queensland’s fresh milk.”

‘No fresh milk by 2028’

Mr Knuth said an average of 50 farmers left the industry each year, going from 1500 to just 430 in 15 years.

If the trend continued there would be no fresh milk produced in the state by 2028, he said.

“Deregulation, natural disasters, and the dollar-a-litre supermarket price wars and unsustainable farm gate prices have slashed the number of Queensland dairy farmers.”

The bill now goes to the Agriculture and Environment Committee for consideration before it is debated by the Parliament.

It is unclear if the KAP bill would be passed, with the government and opposition coy on their intentions.

A government spokesman said Minister Leanne Donaldson would assess the merits of the bill after it was considered by a parliamentary committee.

Opposition’s agriculture spokesman Dale Last said the LNP had a strong record of supporting Queensland farmers.

“We’ll be keen to take a closer look at this legislation as it’s considered by the Parliamentary Committee,” he said.

-ABC – http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2016/10/13/new-bill-fair-price-farmers/

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