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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Shadow Minister for Northern Australia (since 2 Jun 2019)
    Shadow Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (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
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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
  • 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 very strongly 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

Bills: Australian Business Growth Fund Bill 2019; Second Reading (27 Feb 2020)

“The Australian Business Growth Fund Bill 2019 authorises the government to invest $100 million in a Corporations Act company that will become the Australian Business Growth Fund. The fund itself is intended to increase access to finance for small to medium-size businesses through equity funding by the government and partnering financial institutions such as banks and superannuation funds. The...”

Adjournment: Climate Change (26 Feb 2020)

“I rise to speak about Labor's major commitment in recent days, should we be elected, to ensure that Australia becomes carbon-neutral by 2050. I want to speak to my home state of Queensland in speech, and what this commitment means to Queensland and, importantly, what it doesn't mean—because, as usual, we're seeing a lot of misinformation being spread by government senators and MPs. It...”

Ministerial Statements: National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (26 Feb 2020)

“by leave—I move: That the Senate take note of the document. The statement that has just been tabled is, I think, identical to one that was delivered by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, Minister Littleproud, in the House of Representatives today. I obviously haven't seen the one that has just been tabled, but if it is the same as the one that was delivered...”

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  • Has spoken in 103 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") 234 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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