Gambling magnate James Packer deposited a cool $250,000 into Bob Katter’s Australia Party bank account last week. Which the party was able to put to immediate use, broadcasting some pixelated man flesh to point out LNP leader Campbell Newman’s previous support of gay marriage …

Bob insists he doesn’t much like poker machines and gambling dens. “What’s he getting out of it? Nothing — he just loves his country,” he said about his billionaire mate over the weekend.

Wonder what James thinks about virulent homophobia?

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