‘Mad Kat­ter’ hits Dou­glas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

THE Bob Kat­ter band wagon is com­ing our way and look­ing for hard­work­ing Aus­tralians to join his cam­paign.

Mr Kat­ter is mak­ing the trip to Moss­man and Port Dou­glas in the next month and is invit­ing po­ten­tial mem­bers and state elec­tion can­di­dates to come and meet him.

“We have had dis­cus­sions with three to four peo­ple from the Cook elec­torate but if other peo­ple would like to come for­ward we most cer­tainly are keen to talk to them,” he said.

“We’ve got pretty strin­gent re­quire­ments but we don’t want to scare peo­ple off from com­ing for­ward.

“We are not want­ing to rush into the sort of prob­lems One Nation ran into be­cause they didn’t have a tough enough as­sess­ment or cri­te­ria.”

If you can han­dle Bob’s tough as­sess­ment the next step is mak­ing sure you are pas­sion­ate about the core val­ues and be­liefs of the Aus­tralian Party, in­clud­ing the is­sue of eco­nom­ics.

“Gi­ants Wool­worths and Coles are 90 per cent of competition, which makes it very dif­fi­cult for our farm­ers, they can’t sur­vive on sell­ing to two peo­ple,” Mr Kat­ter said.

“Tourism is an is­sue be­cause of the Aussie dol­lar, the high in­ter­est rates mean a high Aus­tralian dol­lar and our in­ter­est rate is at 5 per cent.

“Europe is at 1 per cent and the United States is at 0.1 per cent so ev­ery­one is park­ing their money in Aus­tralia and the dol­lar is go­ing through the roof, which means a hol­i­day in Aus­tralia has dou­bled in price.”

The car­bon tax is­sue is also some­thing that is of concern for the Aus­tralian Party.

“I am no gree­nie but we are not ad­verse to the car­bon is­sue, we want to get in step with other coun­tries, with the ethanol and bio­fu­els,” Mr Kat­ter said.

“You can rest as­sured when you’re not hear­ing from this old buck, he is still kick­ing and I think the ma­jor par­ties are get­ting the mes­sage loud and clear.

“Rest as­sured if you go into the wa­ter and some­thing is nib­bling at your toes, some­one is about to bite your bloody legs off.”

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