QUEENSLAND LNP defector Ray Hopper has complained to the Anti-Discrimination Commission about his former party.The now Katter's Australian Party state leader says the Liberal National Party has been bullying him, including making him set up his office in a "storage room".
Mr Hopper maintains the discrimination began when KAP was denied official party status late last year following his defection.
Parties in Queensland achieve official status when they have three members in the chamber, which occurred when Mr Hopper joined Mount Isa MP Rob Katter and Dalrymple MP Shane Knuth.
The Condamine MP says KAP is being bullied and denied official status because the Newman government is scared of its growing influence.
"They want to strip us of staff, strip us of resources, because they know that we are the official opposition in Queensland," he told reporters.
Mr Hopper said since he lodged his complaint, he has been moved back into a normal office.
"They put me on level seven, which has public access," he said.
"I made a complaint to the Speaker about that and I think that also might have helped me get a decent office."
Mr Hopper said he still plans to nominate for the federal Senate, which would force a by-election in his state seat.