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Longman's Katter man slams Greens/Liberal member



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Friday 24th June, 2016 MEDIA RELEASE

Longman's Katter man slams Greens/Liberal Member

Katter's Australian Party's 'Man with the 3D Plan,' Brad Kennedy today welcomed the ALP's Susan Lamb's support for Katter's 3D-Print University, research and manufacturing park. (Caboolture Herald article "Hi-Tech plan wins Support" Thursday 23rd June).

"It's great that others are realising the significance of such an important project for both the people of Longman and for Australia's future manufacturing prospects. This project has the potential of producing thousands of full time jobs and traineeship positions for our youth," the KAP candidate Mr Kennedy announced today.

The Katter candidate for Longman went on to slam comments by the Greens candidate Ian Bell. Mr Bell was quoted as saying in the same news "We need the courage and vision to invest in innovation, R and D, Infrastructure and small business to create well paid jobs of the future." Mr Bell then claimed that Katter's 3D-Park Vision was a thought bubble that would put people out of work.

"Hypocrisy is the only word I can use to describe Mr. Bell's comments. Either he has absolutely no idea about 3D Printing or is just trying to manipulate the public for political gain". This guy is obviously off with the green fairies. You would think a Green candidate would embrace 3D Print technology since it has literally no waste, a very low carbon footprint as everything is made locally, and it will most likely be a major user of Carbon as its primary material," the KAP candidate said today.

The current member for Longman Wyatt Roy declined to comment. On hearing this Mr Kennedy stated: "That doesn't surprise me as he has failed to attend the majority of community forums, is attempting to pork barrel residents on a heritage park walk and as minor minister would be awaiting instructions from his leaders on how to comment. Instead of hiding from the electorate Mr Roy should have the courage to stand up alongside his legacy for the electorate which has seen youth unemployment grow to one of the largest in the state and a suicide rate listed as third in Australia. This project will finally start to address the problems that Mr Roy hasn't been able to and the 1.5 million being offered for the walk should be used as an initial advance to get this Park underway.

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