Today's launch of Katter's Australian Party team has been overshadowed by issues involving a far north Queensland candidate.

Cairns doctor Damian Byrnes has been fined $1,000 for damaging Labor's election signs.

KAP leader Ray Hopper says Dr Byrnes is no longer the party's new health spokesman in a so-called shadow ministry that was being launched today.

"We are moving forward and he is not actually the shadow health spokesperson," he said.

Mr Hopper says the party will be considering whether Dr Byrnes can still be a KAP candidate.

Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter says the issue should not overshadow the KAP's attempt to portray itself as Queensland's Opposition.

"We're delivering an answer here, an alternative third force in politics and we're stuck here talking about this rubbish," he said.

The party is yet to release the full list of names and occupations of its 39 volunteer ministers.

'New Opposition'

Katter's Australian Party has three state MPs, but says the appointment of a volunteer shadow cabinet makes it Queensland's new Opposition.

Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk disagrees.

"Today has just been another sideshow," she said.

"It is clearly just an example of a stunt."

Ms Palaszczuk has previously said Labor was considering seeking help from people outside parliament, including former ministers.

Mr Hopper says the ALP is upset that it did not act sooner.

"Peter Beattie actually told the Labor Party to do exactly what we're doing today," he said.

"So where's the stunt? They've missed the boat."

 

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