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KAP announces its candidate for Condamine


Katter’s Australian Party has announced John Hill as its candidate for the seat of Condamine.

John Hill is a local businessman who lives in Pittsworth where he runs his tyre supply and fitting business. He is also a cattle producer and grain grower. His training and work as a business owner across various districts for 40 years fits him well for this role. John Hill will work with and has a real understanding of the issues facing residents of the electorate and the Darling Downs. 

Since moving to the district, John has been heavily involved in local tourist development, participating in the establishment of the RV and Caravan accommodation project at Pittsworth, along with other community projects.

“I’ve joined the KAP team because KAP is the only party that is serious about representing people outside of Brisbane,” John said.

John has interests in a range of policy areas – from education to energy supply. He’s very keen to hear from people in the electorate of Condamine about what issues are most important to them.

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, will be joining John in Pittsworth on 11 October, to meet with local residents. People are encouraged to come and meet Bob and John at Pittsworth Function Centre from 6 to 8.30pm. And also at Oakey RSL 6.00pm to 8.30pm on October 12, 2017.

“The country party people, many of them are still voting for the LNP which is the liberal party – a free market party. No state bank, no government railways, no telecom services, and yet they’re in there advocating for yet another tunnel in Brisbane. There is absolutely no point in voting for an LNP member. I love asking people: ‘What’s the last thing the LNP did for us?’ They can never find an answer to that question. John is now part of a team that is shamelessly reconstructing the old country party. It is not going back to the past. The John Hills of this world are determined to ensure that it’s our future,” Mr Katter said.

John is looking for people to assist him in his attempt to bring legitimacy and good representation to Condamine and would welcome anyone that would be interested in supporting him in any way.   He can be contacted on 0477 748 364 or email

Go Cowboys


KAP Leader Bob Katter said before last weekend’s big game that Queenslanders like their chicken grilled, roasted and fried. Next minute, the Cowboys rode those cocky Roosters right out of the stadium.

It’s been footy fever this week here in Townsville, but sadly it’s not all positive.

Mr Katter launched a scathing attack against the major airlines at a media conference on Tuesday afternoon, labelling them ‘un-Australian’ for jacking up the prices of flights from North Queensland to Sydney for the NRL Grand Final this weekend.

“If there has ever been an un-Australian, it is the leadership of Qantas – Mr Joyce,” Mr Katter said.

Mr Katter said, “If there has ever been an un-Australian, it is the leadership of Qantas – Mr Joyce.”

Mr Katter pointed out that Qantas was founded in and around Cloncurry noting that many people (his grandfather included) invested their money to provide a service to the people of Australia.


Qantas has jacked up game day flights for North Queenslanders by up to $750, Jetstar by as much as $850, and Virgin is no better, adding up to $610 to their prices.

Mr Katter has written to the Chairman of the ACCC for a third consecutive year. In his letter Mr Katter warned that major airlines should not be using events such as grand final football to flex thin oligopolistic market power at the expense of everyday Australians.


“It’s the duty of the ACCC to be a watchdog and oversee fair trading practices in our country.”


You can make a difference


Katter’s Australian Party works hard to bring about change through state and federal Parliament. Lots of people we talk to about politics say they’d like to help make change but that it’s too hard – that one person can’t make a difference.

Well, you can. One person can make a difference. Becoming a member can make a big difference to what we can achieve for you.

If you’d like to become a member, or volunteer your time, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

The best way to get in contact is to call KAP HQ on 07 4401 5037. Our friendly staff would be delighted to take your call.

Join us at KAP


With Queensland headed for a state election soon, it’s never been more important to be a KAP member.

KAP was founded by people who want to make a difference. The party currently has three Members of Parliament – Bob Katter, Robbie Katter, and Shane Knuth – who are passionate about making a difference.

You can help make a difference by becoming a member.

KAP wants to change the direction of Australian prosperity through job creation, establishment of infrastructure and support for Australian-owned businesses.

To do this more effectively, we need more Members in Parliament. You can help us run a successful campaign at the next Queensland state election by becoming a member today.

You can be assured that a vote for KAP is a vote that counts.

If you are interested in becoming a member please call Jessica or Sarah on 07 4401 5037.


Message from the President


Katter's Australian Party headquarters has a new home in Townsville.

As a party that fights for regional and North Queensland, it was important for us to move our head office out of Brisbane, and closer to our support base.

The new office is at 2/321 Sturt Street, Townsville, and with plenty of free parking on site and a bus stop just around the corner, the premises is accessible to all.

We’re serious about representing regional and North Queensland, and hope this shows just how serious we are. Our headquarters are now permanently in Townsville, we didn’t make the move just for an election campaign.

Please feel free to stop in and see our friendly staff.

The office is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or you can phone on (07) 4401 5037.

Shane Paulger,

KAP President.

KAP launches Whitsunday candidate


Katter’s Australian Party launched their candidate for the seat of Whitsunday on Wednesday, with well-known local Jenny Whitney diving in to the election race

KAP State Leader Robbie Katter and Jenny got a unique view of the electorate as they skydived over the pristine Whitsunday islands and Airlie Beach.

Robbie said he was thrilled that Jenny, a Proserpine business owner and former Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor, had decided to join the KAP.

 “KAP has been doing the heavy lifting in North Queensland and fighting for the rights of people in rural and regional Queensland for years now,” Robbie said.

“The people of the Whitsundays deserve strong representation and Jenny is the perfect candidate to join us in this fight.”

Jenny said she recognised the diverse needs of the Whitsundays and would fight to support tourism, agriculture and small business in the region.

“Cyclone Debbie devastated this region earlier this year and there are people who are still suffering and fighting to recover,” Jenny said.

“The two major parties are failing to deliver and the people deserve strong representation on the ground to ensure the region flourishes again.”

Jenny was born and raised in Mackay and has lived in the Whitsundays for over 30 years. With her husband Shane, she owns and operates a small business in Proserpine.

Jenny served as Mayor as well as a councillor on both Whitsunday Regional Council and the former Whitsunday Shire Council and has spent years working to address residents’ issues and deliver outcomes for the region.

During her time as Mayor between 2012 and 2016, Jenny delivered a series of major infrastructure projects including the Whisper Bay Boat Ramp and Breakwater Upgrade, the Airlie Beach Main Street Revitalisation Project and the Proserpine Water Treatment Plant. She was a strong advocate for the continued growth and development of the Whitsunday Coast Airport and also chaired the Whitsunday Disaster Management Group.

Welcome to the team Jenny.

To get in touch with Jenny, call her on 0417 452 003 or email

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