TASMANIA is crying out for more politicians like Bob Katter, according to Bob Katter.
The Katter's Australian Party founder arrived in Hobart yesterday for three days of campaigning with Franklin candidate Sarah Ugalde and senate candidate Geoff Herbert.
Mr Katter said Tasmania was a target area for his party because it had suffered more than any other state under the rule of the major parties and the Greens.
``The politicians took half of your state off you and handed it over to a United Nations sub-committee,'' Mr Katter said.
Ms Ugalde said the federal election could be a dry run for a more co-ordinated assault on state Parliament next year.
Mr Katter seconded the idea, and said the party would run a candidate in every seat in the Tasmanian state election in March.
``Absolutely. And we'll be a lot better organised, I can tell you,'' he said.
Mr Katter said his party would campaign for $150 million in national highway funding for Tasmania per year to subsidise freight to Melbourne. It would fund public infrastructure projects, set Tasmania up as the manufacturing hub for border protection patrol boats, establish an ethanol industry, break the supermarket duopoly and return to a cap on supermarket mark-ups for produce.
He also said it would restore forest areas in reserves into harvestable state forests.
``Go and see the movie Robin Hood, the Russell Crowe one . . . I raced home and got my books and it's actually in the Magna Carta that the people, not the Crown, have the right to sustenance from the land,'' he said.