Katter confusion on natural gas

Recent articles


Tweets

22 October 19, 10:27am #Natgas consumption in the Asia Pacific has nearly tripled since the turn of the century. Australia’s #LNG is help… https://t.co/596uvwJbEy
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Tue Oct 22 00:27:09 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1186438808906027009) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1186438808906027009" ["text"]=> string(333) "#Natgas consumption in the Asia Pacific has nearly tripled since the turn of the century. Australia’s #LNG is help… https://t.co/596uvwJbEy" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "Natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(7) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "LNG" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(103) [1]=> int(107) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/596uvwJbEy" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1186438808906027009" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(1) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
21 October 19, 1:59pm #DYK the #natgas industry sector employs around 4600 full-time employees in #Queensland and almost $5 billion was p… https://t.co/CScpKnatbE
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Mon Oct 21 03:59:41 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1186129906129752065) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1186129906129752065" ["text"]=> string(404) "#DYK the #natgas industry sector employs around 4600 full-time employees in #Queensland and almost $5 billion was p… https://t.co/CScpKnatbE" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(3) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "DYK" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(4) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(9) [1]=> int(16) } } [2]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(10) "Queensland" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(76) [1]=> int(87) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/CScpKnatbE" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1186129906129752065" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(4) ["favorite_count"]=> int(3) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
16 October 19, 11:04am It was a full house at @QldMediaClub listening to the debate about the importance of #natgas to Queensland and the… https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Oct 16 01:04:08 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1184273787144925184) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1184273787144925184" ["text"]=> string(327) "It was a full house at @QldMediaClub listening to the debate about the importance of #natgas to Queensland and the… https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(85) [1]=> int(92) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(12) "QldMediaClub" ["name"]=> string(14) "Qld Media Club" ["id"]=> int(3281276952) ["id_str"]=> string(10) "3281276952" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(23) [1]=> int(36) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1184273787144925184" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(116) [1]=> int(139) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(2) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
16 October 19, 9:00am #Oilandgas industry leaders call for onshore #exploration restrictions to be removed to increase #natgas supply… https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Tue Oct 15 23:00:48 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1184242749840617472) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1184242749840617472" ["text"]=> string(407) "#Oilandgas industry leaders call for onshore #exploration restrictions to be removed to increase #natgas supply… https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(3) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "Oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(10) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(11) "exploration" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(45) [1]=> int(57) } } [2]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(97) [1]=> int(104) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1184242749840617472" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(113) [1]=> int(136) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(2) ["favorite_count"]=> int(6) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd

The scramble to appease the noisy minority continues through the election.

For example, the Katter Australia Party’s (KAP) confused position on natural gas production and calls for protectionist policies that disappeared in the late 1970s only serve to put jobs at risk.

It’s clear the KAP does not approve of an industry that currently employs about 30,000 people in Queensland and has, since 2011, contributed more than $100 million to regional community organisations, projects and charities.

“The coal seam gas industry employs nobody. There are no jobs, no tax revenue and the profits boomerang back to foreign corporations. So what does Australia get out of it?…” (Bob Katter – media release 13 March 2013)

What’s not clear is the reasoning behind such a confused policy.

On one hand KAP opposes natural gas development, yet at the same time, calls for the reservation of domestic gas supplies for Queensland households and industries?

Either natural gas is important for the economy, or it is not.