Releases

Media releases by Senator James McGrath:

Listening to Young People

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 17 year-olds on a voluntary basis, allow enrolment for 14 and 15 year-olds, and permit a provisional vote on election day for unenrolled citizens.


A Fair and Transparent Democracy for All

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.


Further Consultation on Political Donations Bill

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.


Electoral Matters Committee to Review Electoral Donations Reforms

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.


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.