Rob Katter cagey on party support

Dalrymple MP Shane Knuth and MP for Mt Isa Robbie Katter.
Dalrymple MP Shane Knuth and MP for Mt Isa Robbie Katter. Facebook

QUEENSLAND electoral kingmaker Rob Katter would not answer the one question on nearly everyone's lips yesterday - which major party would he support for government?

Speaking at an Accountability and the Law conference in Brisbane, Mr Katter said the rise of minor parties was positive for voters.

However, at the end of his 11-minute speech on corruption and Queensland law reform, Mr Katter briefly turned to the election.

He and fellow Katter's Australian Party MP Shane Knuth could decide the outcome of the race for government.

"I'm not going to give you an answer to which way we'll be going this week," he said.

"You may not need our vote anyway." Mr Katter spent the rest of his address talking about the value of minor parties, praising not just his own but also the Greens. He ensured commercial interests and donations did not influence policy-making.

He said moving away from a two-party system prevented commercial contributions from influencing all sides of politics.


Topics:  katters australian party politics queensland election 2015 rob katter

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