Queensland mateship made Katter a king-maker

Bob Katter’s infrastructure and development wishlist is, it seems, a vision shared by Kevin Rudd. But that doesn’t explain why the Independent switched teams yesterday.

Events moved quickly yesterday in Parliament House, and the press pack that sprinted between media conferences once again found themselves listening to an unlikely king-maker – Bob Katter.

On the last day of the interregnum in September 2010 we were crammed into Katter’s office where, after listing many of his pet policy concerns, the member for Kennedy announced that he would back Tony Abbott as the next prime minister.

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