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Foreigners own 20 per cent of Australian water rights – up 6.7 per cent in one year

Mindless farmers continuing to support the LNP can expect more of the same

THE amount of foreign owned agricultural properties and water entitlements in Australia continues to skyrocket, with the newly released Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) figures for the 2019 financial year revealing nearly 20% of Queensland’s water entitlements are now foreign owned – a 6.7% increase in just one year.

Kennedy MP, Bob Katter said the figures made him sick to the stomach, but didn’t surprise him in the slightest knowing the traitors who were running the country.

“As outrageous as the figures are, they are wildly inaccurate,” he said.

“They don’t take into account the shareholding of Australian companies that belong to foreigners, which would make the overall foreign ownership of water entitlements and land much higher.”

Bob Katter warns foreigners now own 9044 Australian farming properties, up 3.8%

The 2019 financial year FIRB report showed the amount of foreign held water entitlements in Australia was up by 1.9%, to 10.5% of overall water entitlements, and the number of agricultural properties with a level of foreign interest was up 3.8% to 9,044 properties nationwide.

Mr Katter introduced The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2020 to the Federal Parliament earlier this year to keep Aussie water, strategic assets and land in Aussie hands.

“If the Government has any sense of sovereignty or national pride they’ll bring on the Bill for a vote at the next sitting and support it,” he said.

“On behalf of the Australian people we say no more foreign ownership. Nearly everyone I meet is sick of the sale of our assets including the Port of Darwin, Ord Stage II and Stage III, much of the Murray-Darling Basin and four of our biggest farms.”

– Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Report as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-06/2019-rfo-agriculturalland.pdf

– Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements as at 30 June 2019 – https://firb.gov.au/sites/firb.gov.au/files/2020-05/2019-rfo-water-entitlements.pdf

Chinese buy hallmark Pardoo station in Kimberley – The West Australian

Yet more significant pastoral properties go to Chinese buyers. Liberals and Labor sit on their hands. How much more of this country will we allow foreigners to own?

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/countryman/livestock/a/25694419/foreign-bu yer-steps-up-for-pardoo/

Bob Katter’s role in the 43rd Parliament

This document has been prepared to communicate to the Kennedy electorate on Bob’s time in the 43rd Parliament, however, it is a public document and as such provides a good reference to all interested parties on Bob’s last three years in office.

I encourage you all to click on the link below and download this retrospective on Bob’s time in the 43rd Parliament.    

Please feel free to also forward this email to your networks or in replies to enquiries.

http://www.bobkatter.com.au/your-member/43rd-parliament-a-retrospective.html

It covers:

·         How Bob voted
·         Major projects in the 43rd parliament
·         Bills introduced into parliament
·         Questions without notice
·         Motions in the house
·         Big issues in the 43rd parliament.

It also has a number of photos from the 43rd parliament