I heard you speaking to Steve Austin -ABC radio the other night (you were in Sydney).
I have never heard such a simple straight forward- cause and effect plan for Australia and the bush in particular.
Could you get your office to summarise it and post to all media including on Agmates. Well done in the recent grubby goings on- you can hold your head up high.
I have just returned from two days at the NFF Congress- personally detest everything they stand or don't stand for and paid a lot of money for the privelege of seeing all the swanning and back slapping that goes on.
The highlight was working with Peter Spencer and being the go-between. There is a few good people about with integrity but they are few and far between!
Thankyou Elizebeth ,I will endorse your remarks regarding Bob Katter.
A true Aussie ,caring about rural Australians .Not pandering like the three clowns did .
You may be the key to all this Yet. Katter .You devil.
And yes as said earlier .God bless you mate.
Not a religious man am I ,but still praise the main man occassionally.
Heartfelt thanks and praise to you, Bob, for the courage and integrity you displayed in standing for honesty and decency in government rather than self-aggrandisement or personal gain. Your decision was very honorable and will have won you the respect and admiration of decent Australians for generations to come. You are one of those rare politicians who has a genuine concern for the welfare of the nation, and especially the rural community - from whom the rest of society benefits of course!
It is very encouraging to know that there is someone with genuine integrity in Parliament on whom we can depend to uphold truth and justice. God bless you.
Thanks Bob, I am proud to have you as a mate. You did not only do the right thing but you did it with a careful and considered choice based on reason and logic and future vision. You did not and never did abandon the people of this great country and that is not only the great rural sector but all of us. You will be remembered by this Australian as a GREAT AUSSIE!. Bravo Sir!
Good luck and Godspeed Bob and I know that you have the wait of the world on your shoulders once again and I am sure you will decide from your heart as well as your head. I know that the catch cry in the media is for "stable government" but I would like to leave you with this thought from me,.......... Cuba and China have a "Stable Government", not a "Good Government".
Love your work mate, I am behind now as I always have been, Zeg
Hi Bob, Congrats on your election victory, but how much time has passed and you still have not made up your mind who is the only Government that will reurn Australia from the brink of NO return.
Afghans rioting in Darwin, our glorious Navy and Julia welcoming and escorting Afghans on boats daily into our West Coast haven. I forgot to mention a few precious boxes arrived from Afghanistan recently on our east coast. Australia with $73 Billion debt in barely three years of Labor and a Rural chap called Peter Spencer"s Labor experience I could go But why bother you just take as much time as you like to make up that MIND of your Bobs. regards Robert Nickisson an Agmate.
Congratulations on your resounding victory in the polls! I had the privilege of hearing you address a National Party dinner in Gympie many years ago, and felt hopeful at the time that you were one who could help restore worthwhile government to our State.
In my view, we’ve not had a good State Government since the time of Sir Joh. The rot set in with Mike Ahern and it was a downhill slide after that, which is why Labor gained power.
We’ve also seen the downhill socialistic slide under Kevin Rudd’s Labor, into unbelievable debt with the threat of a carbon Tax to compound the problem. Also of grave concern is indoctrination of our school children under Julia Gillard’s education programme. As well, there is the problem of the Greens who would destroy not only Australia’s sovereignty through global governance, but also threaten every aspect of our lives – our Judeo-Christian heritage and traditional family values, our industries, our farmlands, etc.
Now many of us are hoping you might be one who is able – in this interesting turn of events - to help restore good governance to our nation! Thank you sincerely for speaking out strongly against the ETS and for speaking up loud and clearly for rural Australia. We have desperately needed a strong voice to defend the ‘bush’ and it is my prayer that God will help you make the best decision in the interests of both the rural sector and Australia generally.
Hi Bob,You bloody beauty!
I have a simple riddle for everyone to ponder?
So the state governments now say that they are not answerable to the same constitutional and common laws as the federal Government,and therefor don't have to compensate Mr Spencer and the 30 000 other farmers?
But section 109 of our constitution clearly states that the constitution and common law overrides all state laws and regulations and applies equally to them?
So are they not in fact confessing that they are no longer legitimate constitutional Governments???
Can anyone please answer this?
Congratulations on the "elevation" this election has given you. It may give you and your fellow independents the opportunity to do some real good for rural and regional Auatralia. As an ex Mackay man and a sugar and ethanol 'expert' having grown sugar cane, managed sugar mills and played a major role in conceiving and building the Rhodesian ethanol industry, and a role in producing studies in 1988 and early 1990's into ethanol from sugarcane and other renewable materials in QLD and NSW, I have followed your political career with much interest. I admire your enthusiasm. I want to say that both of the ethanol studies were well received by the then conservative state govts but when unfortunately both Qld and NSW reverted to the socialist parties (why does the press call them progressive?) the reports on the Qld Ethanol Study and the Dept of Energy's NSW Ethanol Study got shelved and lost never to reappear.
Dont please try to form a government with the socialists. They dont know how to manage the bureaucrats, cant manage money, have held back northern development for years, started the drop in tariffs (dropped the sugar embargo in the 1980's, cut tariffs soon after as a condition for loans to the sugar industry in 1985/86 which never eventuated and gave dairy deregulation the first push in the 1990's. They probably also kicked off the first Free Trade agreements. God only knows why anyone believes there will ever be free trade with China or USA. There is always a cost (usually totally disproportionate to any gains).
What we want is better representation ( more rural electorates and parlimentarians, fewer urban electorates, a fairer division of proceeds for farm produce on the basis of proportionate division of inputs into the final product and a communications system (roadrail electronic) at least comparable to that enjoyed by our urban brothers and sisters. I am sure you will do yur best to ensure we are not again let don. Go for it.
I caught most of the Kerry O'Brien interview last night and I think both yourself, Tony & Rob hit exactly the right note by emphasising the democracy aspect and your willingness to listen. Good luck for the coming weeks - hopefully the bull dust detector is ready! I'm sure lots of people are making suggestions and the only humble offering I will give is please make question time in parliament effective time instead of the usual dorothy dixers or useless waffle.
Thanks also to you and Tony Windsor making comments in favour of Ralph Leutton for the Wannon electorate. I think they were well received but not enough people were willing to support their "second" football team and vote for an independent first of all. Still there was a reasonable vote for the independents who stood and mabye, just mabye some more labour or green voters will see the possibilities that are there to at least make Wannon a marginal seat rather than a safe haven for the new Member (Dan Tehan) further his own interests.
Congratulations on another strong poll in your favour. I was briefly in your part of the world last week and very impressed with the Atherton Tablelands, a great bit of Australia like the NW Coast of Tasmania where I live only you have much warmer weather. Please dont support a continuation of the Labor government, rural Australia cannot afford it. You may have the oportunity to support a government that cares a bit more about rural interests. We in Tasmania have no hope of good government with wall to wall Labor and Greens down here.
Hi Bob, I thought that I would drop you a line to say congratulations on your win. If only Australia had more MPs like you. I have as always been very impressed by what you have to say. Keep up the good work. Best wishes Liz
Hi Bob, I am very glad to see you with Agmates,I just sent a note to Valda Cross about you,we would love to see you in the LCP to beef it up a bit. Whatever you do I always like the way you say what you mean & don't pussyfoot around. All the best to you anyway,regards Warwick.
As an Independent you can speak out on behalf of your Electorate. That's great, but seeing you represent regional Australia as well, I would like to see you back with The Nationals where you will have a greater influence for the rights of farmers, protection of prime agricultural land and water. Only one vote and Only one voice as an Independent is not enough. There needs to be more that just "one". Barnaby Joyce gets the attention because he is a straight talker, and you are of the same ilk (a straight talker). The Nationals were a rubber stamp of Liberals when Howard was running the show. It is different leadership now, so, is there a chance that you could rejoin them?
My father met you a few year back when you flew down to Simpson, Victoria to address a group on MIS schemes. He was really impressed with you, but then again he can be easy to impress! I look forward to reading your thoughts on the Agmate site.
As an independent member of Parliament you no doubt have a lot on you plate... especially with an up coming election on the horizon. My local seat is Wannon in South West Victoria which has David Hawker retiring (yes, that probably makes me a Mexican.). We seem to have a couple of good prospects on the independent front, so hopefully the safe status of Wannon might be up for a reassessment. Good luck for the coming year,