Bob Katter: An Incredible Race of People
An Incredible Race of People is a highly personal and at times challenging investigation of our politics and industry over many decades: heroes are applauded and pretenders dismissed, urgent issues are identified and solutions tabled. One of the country’s most controversial politicians, Bob Katter Jr joins ABC politics stalwart Barrie Cassidy to discuss Australia’s past, present and future.
Bob Katter Jr was born 22 May 1945 in Cloncurry, Queensland. He has been the federal Member for Kennedy in Queensland since 1993, following a highly successful career in state politics where he held four ministerial positions.
Barrie Cassidy is host of the ABC's top rating Sunday morning political discussion program Insiders – now in its 14th year. Until recently he also hosted the sporting equivalent companion program Offsiders.
Barrie has been a journalist for 47 years – and a political journalist since 1977. He has worked as a political correspondent for ABC news and 7.30 and as a foreign correspondent in Washington and Brussels. He was senior press secretary and senior political adviser to prime minister Bob Hawke from 1986 to 1990.