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
LeaderBob Katter (Federal)
Robbie Katter (Queensland)
FounderBob Katter
Founded27 September 2011; 8 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
Agrarian socialism[9]
Political positionSocial: right-wing
Economic: left-wing[6][10][11][12]
Colours     Dark red
House of Representatives
1 / 151
Queensland Parliament
3 / 93

Katter has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since that time, while his son Robbie is the leader in Queensland.[13]


  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. 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. 6.0 6.1 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. Canberra, By Michelle Grattan, University of (14 March 2013). "Bob Katter: the man with friends in odd places". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  10. Crosby, Raphaella Kathryn (2019). Pauline Hanson, Personality, and Electoral Fortunes. The Rise of Right-Populism: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Australian Politics. Springer. p. 130.
  11. "Australian senator's call for Muslim ban is an outlier opinion in the country". CNBC. 16 August 2018.
  12. "Senator's 'White Australia' speech sparks uproar". Deutsche Welle. 15 August 2018.
  13. Lion, Patrick (4 June 2011). "Queensland MP Bob Katter registered Katter's Australian Party with the Australian Electoral Commission". The Sunday Mail. Retrieved 5 June 2011.