Katter's Australian Party

political party in Australia

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's Australian Party
LeaderRobbie Katter
FounderBob Katter
Founded27 September 2011; 12 years ago (2011-09-27)
Split fromNational[1]
IdeologyAgrarian Socialism

Social conservatism
Australian nationalism

Economic nationalism[2]
Rural interests[3]
Christian democracy
Political positionSyncretic
Colours  Dark red
House of Representatives
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Queensland Parliament
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Katter has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since that time, while his son Robbie is the leader in Queensland.[5]

In February 2020, Bob Katter handed the leadership of the party to his son Robbie Katter, a Queensland state MP.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 King, Tom (2015). The Advent of Two New Micro Parties: The Palmer United Party and Katter's Australia Party. ANU Press. p. 294. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. Gauja, Anika (2018). Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election. ANU Press. p. 323.
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  5. 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.
  6. Lynch, Lydia (2 February 2020). "Bob Katter hands over party leadership to his son". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 3 February 2020.