MPI: Economy

Senator McGRATH: The best way for the economy to work in the interests of working Australians is for there to be a Liberal-National government. When you have a Labor government, they destroy the economy. If you look at the history of Australia, and I encourage those...

MPI: Budget

Senator McGRATH: We have done more than any other government to ensure that multinationals pay their fair share of tax. I want to go back to basics. I think low tax is good and lower taxes are even better. I think small government is good and smaller government is...

MOTIONS: Changing the date of Australia Day (Greens)

Senator SIEWERT: I move: That the Senate— (a) acknowledges: (i) that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the First Peoples of these lands and waters, (ii) that 26 January is a day of mourning for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as it...

CONDOLENCES: Professor Russell Trood

Senator McGRATH: I wish to add my condolences to those expressed this afternoon in this chamber in remembrance of former senator Russell Trood from Queensland. I did not serve with Russell, but I was the campaign director in 2010 who failed to see get him re-elected—a...

MPI: Turnbull Government

Senator McGRATH: It is a pleasure to speak in this matter of public importance debate and to look at the hypocrisy we have already seen in terms of mediocrity in a mere 10 minutes of this debate starting. When I think of mediocrity, I look opposite and I see a sea of...

ADJOURNMENT: Federal Election

Senator McGRATH: It is a great honour to be a senator for Queensland, and it is a great honour to represent the people of Queensland, whether it is dealing with the yellow crazy ants of Far North Queensland or being the patron for the restoration of the World War II...