KENNEDY MP Bob Katter has seconded Barnaby Joyce's Private Member's Bill which would split each state's senate representation into six regions - like mega electorates - that each vote for two senators.
Mr Joyce introduced the bill saying vast swathes of Australia don't have senate representation.
"It's generally the case that 11 out 12 senators come from capital cities," Mr Joyce said.
"What we need is six regions per state which we do by an act of this house, by an act of this parliament and no region of those six should be any bigger than 30 per cent of the state and no urban basin shall be bigger than one region."
Mr Katter agreed saying the Senate was full of people from the capital cities, which leaves rural, regional and northern Australia without a voice.
"If we had the power in north Queensland a rail line would be built into the Galilee Basin, Hells Gates and the Bradfield Scheme would be achieved and agriculture would be booming," Mr Katter said.
"We have missed out on billions of dollars of investment because our voice has not been heard.
"A separate state for north Queensland is the ultimate goal, but this is a step in the right direction."
Mr Katter said that in Queensland the Main Roads Department used to be divided up into five areas and they each received equal funding.
"Now, billions of dollars are spent on tunnels and overpasses in Brisbane while we languish in the north," he said.
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