ENG: Robert Carl "Bob" Katter (born 22 May 1945) is an Australian federal politician, a member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993 for the Division of Kennedy, and the leader of Katter's Australian Party. He began his parliamentary career as a member of the National Party of Australia, but left the party in 2001 and continues to hold the seat as an independent. On 3 June 2011 Katter applied for registration of Katter's Australian Party with the Australian Electoral Commission. Katter will sit as the only federal parliamentary member of his new party when it is formally registered. Prior to his election to federal politics, Katter was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, from 1974 to 1992, representing the seat of Flinders, Queensland for the National ...
Federal Independent MP Bob Katter will leave it until the last hour to decide whether he will support the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) legislation.
The Federal Government has secured the support of key Independents Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Andrew Wilkie, but the Australian Greens won't support any changes that lessen the revenues the tax will raise.
The Independents have won a $200 million program to examine environmental concerns over coal seam gas mining and an increase in the tax threshold for small miners.
Read more: news.com.au (November 21, 2011)
... properties on parliamentary register
MAVERICK Queensland MP Bob Katter has failed to declare nearly $700,000 worth of family properties on his register of interests in a clear snub to strict parliamentary rules. An investigation by The Courier-Mail can also reveal that Mr Katter, the spearhead behind the new conservative Katter's Australian Party, earned $182,405 through a combination of private donations and taxpayer funding for the votes he received in federal elections. All of it is tax-free and his to keep.
Mr Katter said he was clueless about the family properties listed in the ...
... new political force
QUEENSLAND'S newest political force is poised to wreak havoc at the looming state election and could rival One Nation's 1998 efforts.
Labor polling obtained by The Courier-Mail shows Bob Katter's Australian Party has snared 22 per cent of the vote in the seat of Mulgrave.
The ALP was on just 32 per cent and the LNP polled about 36 per cent.
If reflected in other areas of north Queensland, much of which is considered "Katter country'', the fledgling party could snare several seats while playing kingmaker in others.
Read more: couriermail.com.au (November ...
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Sunday Political Talk Shows
Video interviews from today’s editions of Meet The Press and The Bolt Report. Bill Shorten and Bob Katter appeared on Meet The Press, whilst Tony Abbott appeared on The Bolt Report. Bruce Hawker and Peter Reith discussed the political sitation. Related postsFeb 03, 2011 -- Cyclone Yasi, Soldier’s Death, Egypt: Today’s BriefingsOct 01, 2012 -- [...]
Minority Government Anniversary
Today is the anniversary of the agreement between the independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott that delivered minority government to Julia Gillard in the aftermath of an inconclusive August 21 election. Here’s the audio of what the main players said on September 7, 2010. Bob Katter announces his decision to support the Coalition. PLAY Tony [...]
Katter Aust Party against gay marriage
Bob Katter’s party says it is against gay marriage despite backing a candidate who supports it. ACT Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) senate candidate Steve Bailey will not be disendorsed, the party’s national executive confirmed after a meeting on Friday. Mr … Continue reading →
Same-sex marriage off agenda at Katter party conference
Independent MP Bob Katter says there is ”no way, Jose” that same-sex marriage will be discussed at the Katter Australian Party’s national executive meeting on Friday. The fiery Queenslander threatened to walk out of a Fairfax Media interview after the … Continue reading →