Bob Katter Wrote Notes On His Hands For Project Interview
Viewers of the Sunday Project have been left trying to decipher the words -- of which there were plenty -- written on Bob Katter's hands during a live interview.
The leader of Katter's Australian Party appeared on the show to discuss Queensland's controversial Adani Coal Mine, which has been at the centre of tense confrontations between protesters and supporters in recent days.
But the attention of audience members was quickly diverted after it became apparent Katter had written notes all over his hands, presumably related to the interview.
Is it a cheat sheet? A shopping list? The names of The Project's panel members?
"What does this writing on Bob Katter's hands say???" actress Magda Szubanski said on Twitter.
It's a good question, but Katter didn't hold his hands still enough for an extremely clear reading.
The word "housing" does seem to appear on his left hand, followed by the word "no".
It's not the first time Katter's hands have raised eyebrows when fronting the press.
As recently as Monday, the member for Kennedy was spotted with notes scrawled on his palm and fingers, captured by Cairns Post reporter Chris Calcino.
Katter's Australian Party members were among those who turned out to support and fight for the Adani mine this weekend, as former federal Greens leader Bob Brown’s “Stop Adani” protest convoy rolled into the central Queensland coalmining town of Clermont.
A woman aged in her 60s was transported to hospital after a man on horseback allegedly rode wildly through the anti-Adani protesters and knocked her to the ground.
An avid supporter of the mine, Katter described the protests as the "outrageous behaviour of the vegans".
"Well I suppose I got to admire their courage," he told The Project, referring to the organised convoy of protesters, "I don't admire their brains."
"They think they're above the power of the people, they're above democracy, they will enforce their rule upon us."
Clermont, with a population of around 3,000 people, is the closest town to the proposed Adani coalmine.
United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, Resources Minister Matt Canavan and senate candidate Malcolm Roberts all headed to the small town on Sunday to support the coal industry.