Lower taxes. Smaller Government. Greater Freedom.
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is holding further public hearings into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018. This Bill as proposed by the Greens would extend the franchise to 16 and...read more
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its report on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Funding and Reform Bill, referred to the Committee in September 2018. The Committee, having considered the Bill in its original form earlier this...read more
I present the second advisory report of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, and I move: That the Senate take note of the report. The government approached the...read more
The Liberal National Government is continuing to deliver record hospital funding to the Metro North local hospital network, including the Caboolutre Hospital, in each and every year, which is providing more doctors, more nurses and importantly more services for...read more
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hold a public hearing on 5 October 2018 on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. The Committee will hear evidence from experts in...read more
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has been asked by the Special Minister of State and the Minister for Finance to examine proposed amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Electoral Funding and Donations Reform) Bill 2017. The proposed...read more
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...read more
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. Green’s Senator Lee Rhiannon’s motion to remove references to God and the Lord’s Prayer from the Senate has...read more
John McVeigh Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government James McGrath Senator for Queensland • Milestone reached at the Rocky Creek World War II Igloo at Tolga, QLD • The heritage-listed former WWII entertainment complex will attract visitors...read more
The Liberal National Coalition Government has delivered income tax relief for hard-working Australian families. In passing our Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament, the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be...read more
Maiden Speech14 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.
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.