Come back Bob: O'Dowd
CONTROVERSIAL Federal MP Bob Katter should take a deep breath and consider rejoining the LNP rather than starting a new political party, according to Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd.
Mr O’Dowd said Mr Katter’s Australian Party would risk further splitting the conservative vote when the aim should be to get rid of Labor governments at state and federal level.
Mr Katter promised his new party, registered with the Australian Electoral Commission last Friday, would support families and businesses.
He also unveiled the party’s first policies including breaking the duopoly of Woolworths and Coles, the carbon tax and privatisation. It would also rally against “Big Brother” and restore personal freedoms, including being able to fish freely and “boiling a billy without a permit”.
“Well hello Bob, welcome to the goals of the LNP,” Mr O’Dowd said. “If Mr Katter is really serious about stopping the carbon tax which will cost jobs in the mining, aluminium, manufacturing and power industries here in Flynn and in his own northern electorate, he should swallow his pride, forget past personality clashes and come back on board with the LNP.”