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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Science (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Resources (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Queensland Resources (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Disaster and Emergency Management (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Attorney-General (Senate) (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure (Senate) (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Minister for Infrastructure (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Minister for Northern Australia (since 2 Jun 2019)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2016 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Murray Watt voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Has never voted on a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for 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 moderately for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: JobKeeper Payment (17 Mar 2021)

“On relevance: in the remaining eight seconds, perhaps the minister would care to answer the question, which is, how many more of the more than 110,000 businesses will close?”

Questions without Notice: JobKeeper Payment (17 Mar 2021)

“A lot!”

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021; Second Reading (17 Mar 2021)

“I'd like to begin my contribution to this debate on the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021—the government's changes to workplace laws—with a story of a guy in Central Queensland who I've got to know pretty well through my travels in Central Queensland over the past few years. His name is Chad. Chad's a coalminer, employed as a...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 94 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 1 person is tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Murray Watt speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 317 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Murray Watt's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 1 Apr 2021