KAP moves to heartland
KATTER’S Australian Party is relocating its head office from Brisbane to its heartland in North Queensland.
It will open its head office in Townsville in the next couple of weeks.
KAP leader Bob Katter MP said KAP was relocating its head office to be closer to its supporters.
“KAP was born in North Queensland and it makes sense that head office is in our heartland,” Mr Katter said.
“The party is in the final stages of choosing an exact location for its new head office in Townsville.”
KAP has three elected Members of Parliament including Shane Knuth and Robbie Katter.
“KAP offers people an alternative to the major parties that isn’t just a ‘ no’ vote,” Mr Katter said.
“The party establishes constructive policy in consultation with the electorates it represents.
“In Queensland State Parliament, only 14 Private Members’ Bills have ever become law; two of them were KAP bills. “
KATTER’S Australian Party’s Mundingburra candidate is a local businessman who is sick of Townsville’s crime crisis.
Partington 4WD Wreckers owner Mike Abraham will go up against Labor incumbent Coralee O’Rourke, the LNP’s Matt Derlagen and One Nation’s Malcolm Charlwood.
Mr Abraham has fallen victim to crime several times, with offenders having cut holes in his business’s fence.
“A number of elderly people have had their cars stolen two or three times,” he said.
“We owe it to ourselves to be better than this.”
Mr Abraham said that while he had never been closely affiliated with any party, he had always followed politics.
“I wrote to all the local politicians on both sides,” he said.
“Robbie Katter actually rang me up and said he wanted to meet me.
“It was just the fact that they were the only ones who took the time of day to talk to me about it and I realised these blokes were passionate about living in North Queensland.”
Mr Abraham, who was born and raised in Townsville, said the region wanted change.
“Crime has definitely motivated me to start,” he said. “I want to bring some new ideas.
“From what feedback I’m getting, people want change and representation and it’s clearly something we’re not getting at present.
“I don’t care where the best ideas come from, I’m not interested in party vs party. I want the best outcome for our city.”