Rob Katter

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Robbie Katter
Leader of Katter's Australian Party in Queensland
Assumed office
2 February 2015
Preceded by Ray Hopper
In office
26 April 2012 – 29 November 2012
Preceded by Office established
(Aidan McLindon as Leader of the Queensland Party)
Succeeded by Ray Hopper
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Mount Isa
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Betty Kiernan
Personal details
Born Robert Carl Ignatius Katter
(1977-03-03) 3 March 1977 (age 38)
Townsville, Queensland
Political party Australian (2011-present)
Previous affiliations:
National (before 2001)
Independent (2001-2011)
Relations Bob Katter Sr. (grandfather)
Carl Katter (half-uncle)
Parents Bob Katter Jr. (father)
Residence Mount Isa, Queensland

Robert Carl Ignatius "Robbie" Katter III (born 3 March 1977) is an Australian politician. He serves as the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Mount Isa.


Early life[edit]

Katter was born on 3 March 1977 in North Queensland.[1][2] His father is Bob Katter, the federal member for Kennedy and founder of Katter's Australian Party. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Property Economics from the Associate Australian Property Institute.[1]


Katter started his career as a mine worker in Mount Isa.[1][2]

He is a member of Katter's Australian Party.[1] He defeated Betty Kiernan at the 2012 state election, winning the Mount Isa seat.[2][3] After his election to the Legislative Assembly, he assumed the parliamentary leadership of Katter's Australian Party, but on 29 November 2012, it was announced that he had been succeeded as leader by Ray Hopper, and would become the party's "parliamentary secretary".[4] Following Hopper's defeat at the 2015 election, Katter once again became leader of the party.[5]

He serves on the boards of the Laura Johnson Home, a retirement home, and the Southern Gulf Catchments, an environmental organisation.[1]


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Betty Kiernan
Member for Mount Isa