Lower taxes. Smaller Government. Greater Freedom.

James McGrath

Senator for Queensland, Liberal National Party

M1 Motorway upgrades to ease Queensland congestion

The Turnbull Government is acting to provide critical upgrades to the M1 Motorway to deliver safer, less congested roads for the people of Queensland. The $1 billion investment will mean people spend less time in traffic and more time with their families, improving...

Hughenden’s New Lake a Dam Good Idea

Works underway to create a 21.9 hectare lake in Hughenden, Queensland Lake precinct will be a new leisure area for visitors and locals The Coalition Government invested $4,109,075 through the Building Better Regions Fund Cooling off in Hughenden’s summer heat will be...

Liberal National Government busting mobile black spots in Longman

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Queensland Senator James McGrath have announced the outcomes in Longman from the Priority Locations round of the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. This announcement...

Backing Central Queensland with Funding for Rookwood Weir

The Liberal National Coalition Government will ensure there is long-term water security for Central Queensland by providing an additional $46.1 million to support the construction of the Rookwood Weir. The announcement increases the Australian Government’s commitment...

Reducing congestion on the Bruce Highway

The Turnbull Government will prioritise a vital upgrade to the Bruce Highway, ensuring Brisbane motorists have faster and more direct access to and from the highway. The Federal Government has today made a commitment to fund 80 per cent of an upgrade to the Bruce...


Senator James McGrath currently serves in the Ministry as the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

Maiden Speech

14 July 2014

The ying to the yang of low tax is small government—government that trusts people to make their own decisions. In Australia today the growth and centralisation of government at a federal level is a clear and present danger to our Federation and to the individual. 

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About Senator James McGrath

Originally from the Sunshine Coast, James spent his childhood across regional Queensland.

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