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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Minister for Emergency Management (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2016 — Federal election
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Answers to Questions on Notice: Question Nos 99 and 100 (8 Sep 2022)

“I thank Senator Paterson for the heads-up on this. I will, of course, seek an explanation from the minister and respond to the chamber.”

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers: Child Care (8 Sep 2022)

“I'd like to provide answers to the questions I took on notice from Senator Hughes today. I'm advised that a family with one child earning $60,000 a year currently faces out-of-pocket costs of $2,430 a year. Under Labor's cheaper childcare plan they will pay only $1,620 out of pocket per year. A family earning $400,000 a year with one child faces current out-of-pocket costs of $16,000, and...”

Questions without Notice: Australia: Natural Disasters (8 Sep 2022)

“I know that Senator Sterle and the President are both interested in this because WA, of course, experienced bad bushfires again last year. I've recently been briefed by the Bureau of Meteorology about what they are forecasting for the upcoming high-risk weather season, and members of parliament and senators were invited to a similar briefing this week as well. It's true that, while there is a...”

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  • Has spoken in 59 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") 439 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Murray Watt's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 24 Jan 2022