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Katter election show in Warwick

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BOB Katter first suggested he would visit Warwick way back in September last year, and while it's taken a little longer than expected the Australian Party leader will finally make his way to the Rose City tomorrow.

It will be the first visit to the Southern Downs for Mr Katter since he formed the party last year.

Australian Party public relations officer Scott Barrett said Mr Katter would take the opportunity to meet voters and talk about his movement's plans to reconstruct Queensland.

"We'll be talking more about our agriculture policy and our goal to restore confidence in food and agriculture," he said.

Mr Katter's first stop will be the Top Pub in Stanthorpe at 1.30-3.30pm then it will be out to inspect a site near the town where a cannery could be developed.

He'll then head to Warwick for an evening at O'Mahonys Hotel where he'll meet and greet from 5pm until 9pm.

Mr Barrett said plans had been known to change but he was expecting it to go ahead.

"We are just going to speak to as many people as we can about what is going on there, the current member (Lawrence Springborg) out there has been sitting on his hands for a very long time, taking the seat for granted," Mr Barrett said.

"There is need for a change of representation."

Mr Springborg and Mr Katter got into a verbal stoush this week when Mr Springborg asked about Bob's stint as Minister for Mines in 1989.

Mr Springborg was then accused by Mr Katter of seeking leadership of the LNP but told the Daily News Australian Party members were conspiracy theorists who had "more bends in them than a mountain road".

Mr Barrett said the party had been impressed with the campaign efforts of their candidate Ade Larson.

"It's obviously very tough for us to start up as a new party with very limited resources and the people in the system working against us," he said.

"So it's been good to have such a tough fighter like Ade Larson, and he is a good bloke to boot."

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