KAP hits Port Douglas to talk about crocs
KATTER’S Australia Party MPs Bob Katter, Shane Knuth and Robbie Katter are touring Far North Qld, promoting their ideas about crocodile management, which includes legalised culling.
Today (Thursday, 9:30 am) they will hold a meeting in Port Douglas community Centre – one of a series that includes Innisfail and Mareeba – to gauge public opinion to their ideas such as culling, indigenous shooting safaris and egg harvesting.
“The reality is that we’re getting sick of croc studies and croc counts,” Mr Knuth told the “It’s time that people take back ownership of the swimming holes and waterways, instead of giving ownership to the crocs.”
The tour follows a spate of attacks on humans, including one that killed spear fisherman Warren Hughes near Innisfail last month, attacks on dogs and the closure of seven beaches due to crocodile sightings.
Mr Knuth said he was “sick of the southerners’ sympathy” towards the dangerous reptiles jeopardising Queensland’s $11 billion tourism industry.
“Everywhere we go in the north, everything we hear and see is either croc attack, croc signs or tourists avoiding our areas in fear that they won’t come back alive,” he said.
KAP is moving its headquarters from Brisbane to the far North and is particularly focused on the state seat of Cook, for which it holds high ambitions at the next election.