Katter’s Australian Party registration held up due to objection.

The following email exchange is between the BKoP team and Katter’s Australian Party.



Katter’s Australian Party was recently mentioned in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. GN 24, Wednesday, 22 June 2011.

The Country Alliance Party was also mentioned in this edition. The Country Alliance Party have since been officially registered by the AEC with confirmation expected in Wednesday 3rd August’s edition of the Commonwealth Gazette, however Katter’s Australian Party has not.

Does this mean that there were objections lodged against the party, and if so, what were the nature of the objections? How will the Party be responding?

Kinds regards,
BKoP Team


As you have ascertained, the AEC did receive an objection to our registrations which has been forwarded to and will be opposed by The Australian Party.

The objection was made suggesting the application was in breach of section 129 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Party understands that the Commission will make a decision on the objection in the next few weeks.

If you would like further comment, please call and we would be happy to provide.

Scott Barrett

National Public Relations Manager
Mobile: 0434 740 698
Phone: 07 3267 7799 Fax: 07 3267 0650
PO Box 386, Banyo Qld 4014


Further information on Section 129 of the Electoral Act can be found here.

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