INDEPENDENT MP Bob Katter is stepping up his fight against Murray Darling water cutbacks.
This week Mr Katter is heading to the communities he says will become "ghost towns'' under the Basin Plan.
Mr Katter will speak of his staunch opposition to the Federal Government's plan for 2750GL to be recovered for the environment from the Murray Darling in public forums in the Mallee and Riverina over the next few days.
The outspoken member for Kennedy will visit Griffith tomorrow, Barham on Wednesday and Mildura on Thursday."I am tenaciously opposed to (Murray Darling water cutbacks)," Mr Katter told WeeklyTimesNow.
"(Basin residents) are gonna be living in ghost towns – their communities only exist on agriculture earnings coming from irrigation water."If the Greenies want nature, close down the Menindee Lakes (in NSW) and Lake Alexandrina (in South Australia).
"They are artificial and losing nearly a million megalitres a year.
"(The Greens) say they need an extra three million extra megalitres a year, there's one."
Mr Katter said basin communities had been "stuffed around by successive governments", offering his Australian Party as a saviour for the Murray Darling.
Also on the Federal MP’s agenda throughout his tour would be the Coles-Woolworths supermarket duopoly, in particular the need to cut the big two’s market share from 88 per cent to 22, comparable to America’s maximum allowance.
The MP would also be scoping out potential candidates to stand for his independent party at the next Federal and State elections during his trip."I am here (in NSW) on a mission," Mr Katter said.
"Things have got to be turned around in Australia, and action is so simple – restore an arbitrated price for milk, introduce ethanol and fix up the dairy, grains, cattle and sugar industries.
"Otherwise in three to four years this country will be net importer of food, it will not be able to feed itself."