Bob Katter

Member for Kennedy Electorate (FED)

Bob Katter has been the Federal Member for Kennedy since 1993, following a highly successful 18-year career in Queensland State politics where he held four Ministerial positions.

Bob's State Ministerial Appointments included: Minister for Northern Development and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs; Minister for Northern Development, Community Services and Ethnic Affairs; Minister for Community Services and Ethnic Affairs: Minister for Mines and Energy; Minister for Northern and Regional Development.

His Federal parliamentary committee Service includes: House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs: Primary Industries and Regional Services: Employment, Education and Workplace Relations: Industry and Resources.

He follows in his father's footsteps as the Member for Kennedy, with Hon. R.C. Katter Sr. holding the seat for 24 years.

In 2001, after leaving the National Party, Bob contested the seat of Kennedy as an Independent and won in a landslide. He could no longer support a party that had so aggressively taken up the cause of championing Paul Keating's free market policies: policies that had had a devastating impact on his electorate and on Australia as whole.

As an Independent, Bob enjoyed the freedom to vote in line with his conscience and the feelings and needs of the people of the electorate.

On the 3rd of June, 2011, Bob made application to the Australian Electoral Commission to register a new political party that embodied his core values and principles, Katter's Australian Party (aka The Australian Party). Bob is committed to ensuring a movement exists to carry on his work well beyond his own political life, for the benefit of generations of Australians to come.

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