‘Mad Katter’ hits Douglas
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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