World News – UA – Katter party still popular in regional QLD


The Katter surname remains a force in Queensland and in the Federal Parliament, with Robbie easily retaining his northern regional seat from Traeger to the Queensland election

MP Bob Katter’s son Robbie on Saturday was one of the first certain results among a string of peak results

After only 90 minutes of counting the votes, Katter junior was on track to secure an initial preference allocation of up to 70%

But he was not focusing on his own safe seat, which occupies centers such as Mt Isa, but on growing the three seats of Australia’s Katter party in the previous parliament

« We have every right to expect a result where we could win one to three or four more, » he told ABC TV

Cook’s headquarters on the Cape York Peninsula adjacent to his is of particular interest to Mr. Katter

The early tally gave ALP outgoing Cynthia Lui a good lead with around 42% of the primary vote, but M Katter is not surprised by the trend

« This is something we would love to see in our hands, » he said, admitting it was always a tough challenge

« This was always going to be a case, where you are faced with the considerable resources of the main parties and we have very few resources to deal with them

« It could be one of those seats that we are taking away from the main parties and that we will continue to hold in the future »

Asked about his willingness to help a major party form a government in the event of a suspended parliament, Mr. Katter said he will negotiate but has a long list of priority policies, including mining, water storage and providing services to rural and regional areas

« We will be very aggressive in any negotiation if we have this opportunity, if we have the chance to get there, » he said

« I hope these big parties realize that you can’t ignore these places for so long and things need to be drastically reversed or else we will continue to decline in these areas »

Katter’s Australian Party, Robbie Katter, Bob Katter, Queensland

World News – UA – Katter Party Still Popular in Qld Region



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