Rab­bits out of hat angers MP

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA’S fa­mous Kat in the Hat may soon be no more.

Fed­eral MP Bob Kat­ter ( pic­tured) is con­sid­er­ing hang­ing up his sig­na­ture Akubra be­cause he’s hop­ping mad about the hat maker’s de­ci­sion to ditch its Aus­tralian rab­bit skin sup­pli­ers to cut costs.

Mr Kat­ter is pos­si­bly the coun­try’s most prom­i­nent Akubra fan, wear­ing the wide­brimmed hat ev­ery­where he goes.

“I be­lieve in Akubra ... I re­main en­tirely hope­ful they will put Aus­tralian con­tent back into their for­mu­la­tion,” he said. Akubra plans to source all its rab­bit skins from Europe be­cause it has be­come too costly to pro­duce and cut them in Aus­tralia.

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