Katter: Russian ban on imports “untold bloody damage”

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JenelleStafford_RUSSIANIMPORTBAN1 Newly weaned Angus calves curiously peer at the camera in Victoria, 14 May 2014. Angus cattle are the most popular breed for Russian export. Photo: Jenelle Stafford

Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter says Russia’s ban on Australian imports has seriously injured Australia’s agricultural industry, despite the Department of Agriculture’s claims to the contrary.

Leader of the Katter Australia Party and vocal supporter of all things agriculture, Mr Katter is doubtful the relationship between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Tony Abbott can be reconciled during this weekend’s G20 Summit in Brisbane.

The ban on imports from Australia, Canada, the US and EU started in August and directly effected many Australia farmers who rely on the Russian market.

“It’s done untold bloody damage to us,” Mr Katter said.

Prime Minister Abbott famously told reporters he intended to “shirt-front” President Putin following Russia’s lack of cooperation on investigating the…

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JenelleStafford_OGM_Rony2 Rony Lebovics, 33, clears a vertical wall at Obstacles Gone Mad, 9 November 2014. Photo: Jenelle Stafford

Fitness enthusiasts tackled more than 50 obstacles designed to test strength, speed and agility in Nerang on Sunday, despite temperatures clearing 32 degrees.

The Terrain Training’s Obstacles Gone Mad was organised by Gold Coast trainer Shane Elisara, and is the latest addition to the growing trend of obstacle races now sweeping the nation in a blur of sweat, mud and determination.

“Obstacle racing in Australia is a new sport, we’re now in our second year of competition,” Mr Elisara said.

“It’s made up of a lot of athletes and also a lot of people who just love the idea of competition, knowing full well that they’re not going to win, it’s all about putting themselves in a position where they can compete and have a go and just do something different,” he said.

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