From the Desk

Statement Regarding Assisted Suicide Legislation

I have received a lot of feedback regarding Senator David Leyonhjelm’s Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015.

I appreciate there are strong views regarding this Bill and the issue of euthanasia and assisted dying more widely.

I will not be supporting Senator Leyonhjelm’s Bill.

I do not and will not support euthanasia in any form.


Greens Proposed Change to Parliamentary Prayer Tradition Slammed

Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has slammed the Greens-backed push to remove any reference to God and the Lord’s Prayer from the proceedings of the Senate.


Restoration of WWII Igloo Commemorates Australia’s Past

Men and women who served in the Second World War were remembered today at the Rocky Creek Igloo, a building that was once the entertainment hub for one of Queensland’s most significant World War II military hospitals.


Labor’s Attack on Australia Day is an Attack on Australians

The Liberal National Coalition will never change the date of Australia Day.


Hughenden’s New Lake a Dam Good Idea

Cooling off in Hughenden’s summer heat will be a much easier prospect with construction beginning on a new recreational lake precinct in the north-western Queensland town.


Liberal National Government Busting Mobile Black Spots in Longman

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Queensland LNP 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.


Queenslanders Encouraged to ‘Get Cracking’ as Deadline Approaches for Regional Growth Fund

The deadline to apply for the Liberal National Coalition Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is fast approaching and Senator James McGrath is calling for applicants to get cracking with only one month remaining to submit Initial Applications.


LNP Eases the Squeeze on Caboolture Hospital Parking

Patients, families and hospital staff will benefit from an additional 300 carparks at Caboolture Hospital thanks to a $2 million contribution from the Liberal National Coalition.

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath visited the newly operational carpark today with local LNP Members Andrew Powell, Member for Glass House, and Simone Wilson, Member for Pumicestone.


Iconic Nanango Church the Centrepiece of Qld Senator’s Christmas Message

More than 1,500 Christmas cards featuring the historic Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Nanango will be distributed across Queensland, Australia and internationally.

Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has made the historic church the centrepiece of his Christmas cards this year - in recognition of the importance of this magnificent church to the local community.


SA Business Leaders Help Guide Government’s Regulatory Reform Agenda

South Australian business leaders will help guide the next phase of the Federal Government’s regulatory reform agenda at high level talks in Adelaide today.

Assistant Minister for Regulatory Reform Senator James McGrath is in Adelaide today to meet with key representatives of South Australia’s business community, hosted by Business SA, to specifically explore new and innovative approaches to tackling red tape.