Katter’s Australian Party plans to have candidates in all 15 of WA’s federal seats.
Maverick independent MP Bob Katter is in Perth to talk with potential candidates and advise the public that “the eagle has landed” in the State.
“There are 15 seats in Western Australia and we intend to have candidates in every seat,” he said today.
“In Queensland, we ended up with 75 to 80 per cent of the seats covered by candidates.
“So if it’s ambitious, it’s not greatly ambitious.
“We found on the Queensland experience that people come forward and good people at that.”
The party is said to be gaining traction among voters, with some commentators predicting it might win several Senate seats at the September 14 election.
One of its key issues is protecting the agricultural sector from the supermarket duopoly of Woolworths and Coles.