6. Bob Katter
Number 6 with a bullet after the recent federal election. The Mad Katter, as he is affectionately known, was one of three independents who ultimately decided on who would govern the country after we elected a hung Parliament. The Independent Member for Kennedy made the front page of the New York Times during the election imbroglio. Continues to wield enormous influence in Canberra. Maverick or not, he’s a serious political player. The real question is whether he’s a genius or off the planet.