Katter, as MP for a prime banana growing area, is apparently the beneficiary of this banana farmer largess, and Katter has confirmed that he's been assured there are no gay banana farmers anywhere in the electorate of Kennedy. Katter routinely hectors the parliament, the media, and the blokes in his local pub that the "banana farmers need a fair go", and this means blocking import of Filipino bananas which are exported around the world with no reported problems, according to Biosecurity Australia.
A recent banana rally held in Innisfail was held to celebrate the return of high volume production of this fruit after cyclone Yasi - a rally organised by the Australian Banana Grower's Council (ABGC), the marketing arm that speaks for 1200 Australian banana farmers, from the comfort of their offices in Brisbane. No living in Tully or Innisfail for these highly paid lobbyists!
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So who's speaking for the low-wage textile workers who are getting screwed by the wealthy banana farmers and their high-priced lobbyists?
And why should anyone support the banana farmers who can't seem to extend their demands for a "fair go" to other fellow Aussies?