About Senator the Hon. James McGrath

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

James completed undergraduate studies in commerce and law at Griffith University. He later completed postgraduate studies in law at the Queensland University of Technology.

Prior to entering the Senate, James worked in Australia and overseas in various roles, including law, campaigns, public policy, and politics.

James was elected as a Senator for Queensland in 2013, taking up his position on 1 July 2014. His office is based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.


Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (21 September 2015 to 26 August 2018)
  • Assistant Minister for Immigration (18 February to 19 July 2016)
  • Assistant Minister for Regulatory Reform (10 March to 20 December 2017)