Jeff Knuth

Jeff Knuth
Leader of the New Country Party
In office
5 August 1999  18 February 2000
Preceded by Party created
Succeeded by Party dissolved
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burdekin
In office
13 June 1998  17 February 2001
Preceded by Mark Stoneman
Succeeded by Steve Rodgers
Personal details
Born Jeffrey Alan Knuth
(1962-03-09) 9 March 1962
Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Political party Pauline Hanson's One Nation (1997-1999; 2014-present)
Previous Affiliations;
National (before 1997; 2004-2009)
Liberal National (2009-2011)
Independent (1999; 2003-2004)
New Country (1999-2000)
Alliance (2000-2003)
Australian (2011-2014)
Relations Shane Knuth (brother)
Occupation Painter and decorator

Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Knuth (born 9 March 1962) is an Australian politician.

Born in Ayr, Queensland, he was a painter and decorator before entering politics. In 1998, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as a member of Pauline Hanson's One Nation, representing the seat of Burdekin. He was party whip and spokesperson for Public Works and Housing until 23 February 1999, when he resigned from the party to sit as an independent. On 5 August, he formed the Country Party Queensland (initially known as New Country Party QLD) as a splinter group from One Nation, but on 18 February 2000 joined the larger City Country Alliance, led by Bill Feldman.[1] He was defeated by Labor's Steve Rodgers in 2001, and contested the seat in the 2004 state election as an independent with the support of federal independent MP Bob Katter. He later became aligned with the national New Country Party.

His brother, Shane Knuth, won the seat of Charters Towers for the National Party and later joined Katter's Australian Party with Jeff.

In 2014, he rejoined One Nation.


  1. "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Mark Stoneman
Member for Burdekin
Succeeded by
Steve Rodgers

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