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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
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on 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: Dairy Industry (1 Aug 2019)

“Next month will be the 20th anniversary of the deregulation of the dairy industry. The Queensland dairy industry has gone from 1,580 farmers down to 324. The Atherton Tablelands, the most concentrated and wealthiest dairy area in Australia, has gone from 230 farms to, last time I looked, 48 farms. Three years after deregulation, it had the highest suicide rates in Australia. In 2019, export...”

Questions without Notice: Water: Infrastructure (31 Jul 2019)

“PM, with lowest ever interest rates and Reserve urging infrastructure, surely it's time for money-making projects, not pleasing, eye-catching, vote-winning, debt-making projects. Would you not agree that it's time for your Hells Gates proper Bradfield stage 1, providing protein for our VIP markets, 1½ per cent of our electricity, seven per cent of our petrol ethanol, eight per cent of...”

Bills: Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019; Second Reading (31 Jul 2019)

“As we come into this place, into this parliament, there's a giant portrait of the first member for Kennedy. I always give Charlie McDonald a salute as I go past. We're still out there, Charlie! We won arbitration in Australia in the 1900s. Prior to the 1900s, with the balance of power, the labour movement had won arbitration in New South Wales and later in Queensland. When we won arbitration,...”

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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") 493 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)