Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Member for Traeger, Robbie Katter, was born and raised in Charters Towers, North Queensland and has a strong empathy for rural and regional communities.
Robbie has lived and worked in the North West since 2001 where he owned and operated his own business in Mount Isa. He worked in the property valuation industry for 16 years, following studies at university, after a two year stint working in the mines.
Robbie served on the Mount Isa City Council as councillor for four years before being elected State Member for Mount Isa. In 2017, this electorate was expanded and renamed Traeger.
A keen sports enthusiast, Robbie is still involved in local sports and enjoyed playing high level rugby league in his younger days.
He has also been involved with local theatre, performing in local events when his schedule allows and is a qualified pilot, and often uses this skill to navigate his way across the vast Traeger electorate.
He is a great believer in the individual’s right to prosper and believes the government should preserve that right.
Robbie is proud to serve as the Member for Traeger and the opportunity it gives him to speak out for his electorate, and broader rural and regional Queensland, in the State Parliament.