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  • Liberal National Party Senator for Queensland
  • Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (since 21 Sep 2015)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2014 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How James McGrath voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: Jamison, Colonel David, AM (16 Aug 2017)

“Many people and many organisations assist those who have served and those who are serving in the defence of our country, and their families. One organisation that I've had a bit to do with is the Defence Force Welfare Association. On Monday, their longstanding national president, Colonel David Jamison AM, announced his retirement. I met with David and his colleagues numerous times on a range...”

Bills: Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017, Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017; Second Reading (16 Aug 2017)

“I move: That these bills be now read a second time. I seek leave to have the second reading speeches incorporated in Hansard. Leave granted. The speeches read as follows— PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND RESOURCES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 1) 2017 Second Reading Speech The Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017 (the Bill) if enacted would amend 13 pieces of...”

Bills: Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017, Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017; First Reading (16 Aug 2017)

“I indicate to the Senate that these bills are being introduced together. After debate on the motion for the second reading has been adjourned, I shall move a motion to have the bills listed separately on the Notice Paper. I move: That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time. Question agreed to. Bills read a first time.”

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  • Has spoken in 150 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 137 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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