Kat­ter un­loads over cat­tle cut

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

KENNEDY MP Bob Kat­ter says In­done­sia’s cut to Aus­tralian cat­tle im­ports is re­tal­i­a­tion for crit­i­cism over the ex­e­cu­tion of drug traf­fick­ers An­drew Chan and Myu­ran Suku­maran.

Mr Kat­ter said In­done­sia’s de­ci­sion to re­duce the quota to just 50,000 head in the next quar­ter would be dis­as­trous for North Queens­land pro­duc­ers.

He crit­i­cised Prime Min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott and For­eign Min­is­ter Julie Bishop’s treat­ment of In­done­sia over the ex­e­cu­tion of the drug traf­fick­ers.

He said Mr Ab­bott had gone out of his way to kick In­done­sia at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

“It ( the treat­ment) has been no bet­ter and prob­a­bly worse than Ju­lia Gil­lard’s if that’s hu­manly pos­si­ble,” he said.

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