Katter's Australian Party

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Katter's Australian Party
LeaderRobbie Katter
FounderBob Katter
Founded27 September 2011; 11 years ago (2011-09-27)
Split fromNational[1]
Right-wing populism[4]

Social conservatism[5]
Australian nationalism[7]
Economic nationalism[8]
Rural interests[4]
Christian democracy
Political positionRight-wing
Colours  Dark red
House of Representatives
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Queensland Parliament
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Katter's Australian Party (KAP) is a political party in Australia. It was formed by the independent and former Nationals Member of Parliament for Kennedy Bob Katter, with a registration application lodged to the Australian Electoral Commission in 2011.

Katter has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since that time, while his son Robbie is the leader in Queensland.[9]

In February 2020, Bob Katter handed the leadership of the party to his son Robbie Katter, a Queensland state MP.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 King, Tom (2015). The Advent of Two New Micro Parties: The Palmer United Party and Katter's Australia Party. Abbott's Gambit: The 2013 Australian Federal Election. ANU Press. p. 294.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bruns, Axel; Highfield, Tim (2013). "Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland state election". Information, Communication & Society. 16 (5): 667–691. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2013.782328. S2CID 143208704. Bob Katter, the outspoken Federal Member for Kennedy, in Queensland's north-west, had launched his own party in 2011 to promote agricultural and conservative views; Katter's Australian Party (KAP) subsequently nominated candidates for 76 of the 89 state electorates.
  3. "Australia senator urges drastic cut in student visas". Times of India. 17 August 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alexander, Damon (August 28, 2013). "The mice that may yet roar: who are the minor right-wing parties?". The Conversation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Whitford, Troy (2 November 2011), "Don't write off the Mad Katter's Tea Party", The Conversation, retrieved 24 March 2012
  6. Coghlan, Jo (2019). Rebranded Pauline Hanson: A Party of Policy or Protest?. The Rise of Right-Populism: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Australian Politics. Springer. p. 181.
  7. "Aussie senator's 'final solution' speech backed by party leader as 'solid gold'". Times of Israel
    . 15 August 2018.
  8. Gauja, Anika (2018). Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election. ANU Press. p. 323.
  9. Lion, Patrick (4 June 2011). "Queensland MP Bob Katter registered Katter's Australian Party with the Australian Electoral Commission". The Sunday Mail. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  10. Lynch, Lydia (2 February 2020). "Bob Katter hands over party leadership to his son". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 3 February 2020.