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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 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 moderately for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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
  • 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

Questions without Notice: Asylum Seekers (11 Sep 2019)

“My point of order is on relevance. Senator Cormann ignored the first question. Is he going to answer this question, which is whether Mr Alan Jones is wrong?”

Bills: Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019; Second Reading (11 Sep 2019)

“I rise to deliver a contribution from the opposition on the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019. This bill has obviously attracted a great deal of media attention since the government first flagged it some time ago. At the outset I want to put down some basic principles that have guided Labor's position on this bill. In one respect this bill deals with some competing...”

Bills: Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019; Second Reading (11 Sep 2019)

“I'll take the interjection from the Greens. The extremist Greens, by saying that we are talking about genuine protesting, are defending the threats to people's lives, which have actually occurred, from these extremist protesters. You really should question whether you want to align yourselves with people who are making death threats and other threats to destroy the livelihoods of people...”

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — 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") 187 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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