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Power of the purse strings
02-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Post: #1
Power of the purse strings
Did he really do this? I haven't seen a reference, yet.

Quote:Scott Morrison has hinted he could revoke a $200m agreement with Bob Katter for Queensland water projects if the maverick sides with Labor and fellow crossbenchers to support an extension of the parliamentary sitting calendar against the government’s wishes.

If true, wouldn't Katter have been handed valuable ammunition to use in Queensland against the LNP? Isn't Queensland the state they are most worried about?

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02-12-2019, 08:19 AM
Post: #2
RE: Power of the purse strings
he was asked a question about that at the press club yesterday.
i forgot what the answer was.
all i heard was "bill shorten, shortens law, stop the boats....yada yada yada"
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02-12-2019, 08:44 AM
Post: #3
RE: Power of the purse strings
Thanks Max. I missed it. Missed everything yesterday.

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02-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Post: #4
RE: Power of the purse strings
Yes. It is confirmed. Morrison is pressuring Katter.

From The Financial Review:

Quote:Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not ruled out axing a $234 million deal with Bob Katter if the independent sided with Labor and forced a recall of Parliament to start dealing with the recommendations of the banking royal commission.

With Labor needing an absolute majority of 76 votes to schedule two extra sitting weeks in March, Mr Morrison's office has been in touch with Mr Katter to try to talk him out of supporting the motion, which would be binding on the government if passed.

It is understood Mr Katter has told the government what he is saying publicly – that he is open to supporting the motion that could be put to Parliament this week. On Monday, his support for the motion appeared to strengthen with a spokeswoman saying "he wants to support it".

"Bob was one of the main instigators [of the royal commission]."

Late last year, after the government became a minority after the Wentworth byelection loss, Mr Katter did a deal to back the government on supply and confidence, as well as troublesome motions, in support for $234 million for water infrastructure in his Queensland seat of Kennedy.

The first down payment for the $180 million for the Hughenden irrigation scheme on the Flinders River has been paid but $54 million for the Big Rocks Weir near Charters Towers remains on hold while consultation is under way.

A government source said the Coalition was confident Mr Katter would not vote with Labor because "he wants his dam".

Asked twice on Monday whether the deal would be off if Mr Katter did side with Labor and the other crossbenchers, Mr Morrison sidestepped, claiming the question was essentially hypothetical.

"[There are] too many 'ifs' in the question so I don't intend to entertain it," he said.

https://www.afr.com/news/politics/scott-...sxg4e2nOcY

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02-12-2019, 12:00 PM
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RE: Power of the purse strings
So??
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02-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Post: #6
RE: Power of the purse strings
So, something else to watch.

I think Katter is not only the better horse trader, he also has the stronger poker hand.

If he gives in to Morrison he will surely want something else, over and above the second dam that Morrison is threatening to cancel.

If Morrison won't oblige and Katter backs Shorten, he can tell his electorate that Morrison doesn't want to act on the RC into banks, while Katter, hand on heart and with all sincerity, can say is what caused him to demand extra sitting time to make at least a start on doing something.

Morrison is then doubly a villain - 1 for stopping the much needed dam in drought ravaged Queensland, and 2 for going soft on the banks.

So? So who do you think will blink first?

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02-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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RE: Power of the purse strings
queenslanders want refugees dead buried cremated.
especially in katters area.
why would bob katter want refugees flooding the country??
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02-12-2019, 01:10 PM
Post: #8
RE: Power of the purse strings
A Because Katter is actually a compassionate man, and
B Because that isn't going to happen, and
C The issue is to extend parliament to deal with matters arising from the RC into the banks.

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02-12-2019, 01:14 PM
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RE: Power of the purse strings
extending parliament is just a way labor can stick the knife into Scomo a bit longer.
40 pieces of legislation required, knock that up and pass parliament in a few days?
Never.gonna.happen.
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02-12-2019, 01:24 PM
Post: #10
RE: Power of the purse strings
There are quite a few uncontentious issues that can be dealt with en masse. hey do that all the time.

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