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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How James McGrath voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. 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 very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted 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 increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: COVID-19: Victoria (3 Sep 2020)

“When I was growing up at Bli Bli, in Queensland, I remember the numberplates—we were 'Queensland: Sunshine State'. The Victorian numberplate, I think, was 'Victoria - Garden State'. I think now it is 'Victoria - The Education State'. But looking at recent events you'd think that Victoria probably needs to change their numberplates to 'Victoria - Where Freedom Goes to Die', or, 'Victoria...”

Committees: Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Meeting (3 Sep 2020)

“by leave—I move: That the Education and Employment Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today from 3 pm. Question agreed to.”

Bills: Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020, Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020; In Committee (3 Sep 2020)

“The committee is considering the Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 and a related bill. We are dealing with government amendments (1) to (17) on sheet RS116.”

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  • Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 307 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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