KAP espoused similar objections to the National Party culture and also some similar commitments to rural and regional people and communities. However the structure of KAP adopted the same party first culture which undermined its credibility and essential accountability to the broader electorate and ultimately limited its success.
The founders of the CountryMinded have watched and learned from this and other attempts to revive rural and regional political advocacy. Ultimately, KAP and other political groups including the Nationals, helped shape the culture and structure of CountryMinded to deliver the best political alternative for rural and regional Australia.
CountryMinded is founded on a Country before Party culture and grass roots accountability. It is committed to credible, balanced and rigorous policy development and an uncompromised political agenda.