There's no doubt Bob Katter's sympathies lie closer to the LNP which was returned to power Saturday night than Labor, but he has refused to guarantee the government his support in a tight parliament.
As of Sunday afternoon the AEC has given the Coalition 76 seats - enough for a bare majority of one in a 151 seat House of Representatives with three seats still in doubt.
But Mr Katter who has retained his seat of Kennedy comfortably for the 10th time to join five others on the cross benches, says a majority of one or two would leave the government in a tricky position and potentially needing the support of the cross-benchers.
"You're sitting on a timebomb with (a majority of one)," Mr Katter said.
"Someone could get sick, someone could die, or someone could do something stupid."
When the North West Star asked Mr Katter would he guarantee supply to the government, he refused to say yes, instead looking to work towards his own priorities.
"We will use all our influence at our disposal and I will try to get hold of key figures to progress Lady Annie (copper mine) and D-Tree (phosphate mine)," he said.
Mr Katter said he had five major priorities he wanted to push with the incoming government: getting construction started on Copper String, approval of the phosphate canal to the Gulf, irrigation projects in the Lower Gulf, action on FIFO mining and action on the high cost of flights.
Mr Katter said he was not surprised Labor were beaten - especially in Queensland.
"Double taxation of pensioners, jobs in the Galilee, and they betrayed their own unions over coal," he said.
"In fact the swing to the LNP was so big, we (the KAP) were collateral damage."
Despite this statement Mr Katter improved his own result as did the KAP's Daniel McCarthy in Leichhardt and Nanette Radeck in Herbert.
Mr Katter had a 1.5pc swing taking 41.0pc of the vote. Second in Kennedy was Frank Beveridge of the LNP with 27.3pc, down 5.0pc on 2016.
Mr Beveridge said it was an honour and a privilege to stand for election. "I have worked hard to cover the length and breadth of the vast Kennedy electorate," Mr Beveridge said.
Third was Labor's Brett McGuire who took 17.2pc down 2.0pc on 2016.
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