Big Bad Bob came out hard hitting saying that the comments were stupid (translation "shit aye -everyone will know we're red necks). He also said that the comments were against party protocol (translation "you can think it - you just can't say it, ya flaming bloody galah")
Mr Katter said that he was sick and tired of wasting time that should be spent on serious issue (translation - "quick - hand Tony his budgie smugglers, that'll take the spotlight away from us") but stopped short of calling the comments offensive, inappropriate, outdated, conservative, redneck, small minded....
If you are interested, there is a link to the abc article here. (Good ol Auntie - getting a quote from 'openly gay' Senator Penny Wong. As opposed to the openly heterosexual PM, for instance.)
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY EVERYONE!!!