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  • Katter's Australian Party Representative for Kennedy
  • Changed party from Independent on 27 Sep 2011
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bob Katter voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Has never voted on a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on live animal exports. votes
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements by Members: Prostate Cancer (4 Mar 2020)

“The free marketeers: now see what happens when you want to buy everything from overseas. We're buying 30 per cent of everything we consume, just about, from China. If we bring something in from China now, it can have coronavirus bacteria on it. Even if it's a steel cabinet, it may have coronavirus on it. It comes in in ships manned by Chinese people or put on the wharf by Chinese people in...”

Adjournment: Insurance (3 Mar 2020)

“The front page of the Townsville Bulletin today is about insurance going through the roof. There has been another 30 per cent increase in insurance charges in North Queensland, specifically in Townsville. That is on top of a 200 per cent increase in the last seven or eight years. People on fixed incomes are now being hit with $2,600 on average for insurance and another $2,300 for electricity...”

Questions without Notice: Energy (2 Mar 2020)

“Energy minister. The complete collapse of mineral processing. The most coal and gas rich nation on earth has the highest gas and electricity charges. Steel, aluminium and copper have stated plans for closure. Nickel is closed. Bludgerigar greens ramped electricity up 30 per cent, but hasn't cancerous free-marketing put electricity up 300 per cent? Gas government sold for 6c is now $12. Is...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 29 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 517 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)