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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:

  • Has never voted on 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
  • 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 very 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 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 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 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

Committees: Environment and Communications References Committee; Membership (28 Jun 2018)

“by leave—I move: That Senator Steele-John replace Senator Rice on the Environment and Communications References Committee for the committee’s inquiry into gaming micro-transactions, and Senator Rice be appointed as a participating member. Question agreed to.”

Motions: Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission (28 Jun 2018)

“I seek leave to make statement.”

Motions: Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission (28 Jun 2018)

“The government does not support this motion. When the South Australian royal commission was first announced in November 2017, the focus was on compliance matters. The government previously indicated that it would cooperate with the commission into compliance matters. The filed terms of reference go beyond this original scope. The government has commenced proceedings in the High Court and will...”

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  • Has spoken in 263 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 235 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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