The Hon Bob Katter MP

Robert Katter

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Member for Kennedy, Queensland

Party
Katter's Australian Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4978
Fax:
(02) 6277 8558

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Corner Edith and Owen Streets
Innisfail, QLD, 4860

Postal address
PO Box 1638
Innisfail, QLD, 4860

Telephone:
(07) 4061 6066
Fax:
(07) 4061 6566

Electorate Office 2

42-44 Simpson Street
Mount Isa, QLD, 4825

Postal address
PO Box 2130
Mount Isa, QLD, 4825

Telephone:
(07) 4743 3534
Fax:
(07) 4743 0189

Connect with Bob Katter

Email
Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au
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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/R_Katter_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • State: elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Flinders from 7.12.1974. Retired 25.8.1992.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Kennedy, Queensland, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 (National Party of Australia to 8.7.01; Independent from 8.7.01 to 27.9.11; Katter's Australian Party from 27.9.11).

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Ministerial appointments

  • State: Minister for Northern Development and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs from November 1983 to December 1987.
  • Minister for Northern Development, Community Services and Ethnic Affairs from December 1987 to January 1989.
  • Minister for Community Services and Ethnic Affairs from January 1989 to August 1989.
  • Minister for Mines and Energy from September 1989 to December 1989.
  • Minister for Northern and Regional Development from September 1989 to December 1989.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 29.5.96 to 7.8.01 and from 11.3.08 to 23.11.09; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.9.97 to 31.8.98; Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 7.8.01; Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 8.12.98 to 1.6.00; Industry and Resources from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07.

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Party positions

  • Branch President, Young Nationals.
  • Delegate, State Conference 1968-73.
  • Delegate, Central Council.
  • Chair, National Party Water Resources Committee (Qld).

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Personal

  • Born 22.5.1945, Cloncurry, Qld.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • MLA, Queensland (see Parliamentary service above).
  • Labourer; insurance, small mining and cattle interests.

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Military Service

  • Second Lieutenant, CMF.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.
    Location: central Queensland; it includes the centres of Atherton, Babinda, Camooweal, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Gordonvale, Hughenden, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Mount Isa, Normanton and Tully.

    Area: 568 993 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 96 247 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: mainly primary production including grains, beef cattle, cotton, coal mining, gemstones, sheep, sugar, agricultural services, copper, gold, silver, tin, lead, zinc, uranium, fishing, marble, tobacco, fruit and vegetables, peanuts, dairy products and tourism.
    State electorates: Kennedy includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Burdekin, Cook, Dalrymple, Hinchinbrook, Mount Isa, Mulgrave and Thuringowa.

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