Senator Murray Watt

Senator for Queensland

Positions
Chair of Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers
Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth
Deputy Chair of Red Tape Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite G04 Kay House
35 Scarborough Street
Southport, QLD, 4215

Postal address

PO Box 310
Southport Business Centre, QLD, 4215

Telephone:
(07) 5531 1033

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3046
Fax:
(02) 6277 5716

Connect with Senator Murray Watt

Email
senator.watt@aph.gov.au
Websites

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Watt

State/Territory

QLD map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to Queensland Legislative Assembly for Everton from 21.3.2009. Defeated 23.3.2012.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.2016).
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Parliamentary Secretary for Health (Qld) from 9.4.09 to 3.3.11.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Treasurer and Minister for State Development (Qld) from 3.3.11 to 23.3.12.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Community Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Community Affairs References from 1.9.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs References from 1.9.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.16; Substitute member, FInance and Public Administration References from 15.09.16 to 2.12.16.
  • Senate Select: National Integrity Commission from 9.2.17; Red Tape from 30.3.17; Future of Work and Workers from 19.10.17.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth from 11.10.16.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP, 1990-.
  • President, Queensland Young Labor, 1998.
  • ALP State Conference Delegate (Qld), 2003-09; 2013-16.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Qld), 2008-10.
  • National Conference Delegate, 2011; 2015.
  • President, Everton SEC, 2012-15.
  • Member, Policy Coordination Council, 2012-16.
  • Member, Mitchelton Branch.
Personal
  • Born 20.1.1973, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B. Comm., LLB, (UQ).
  • Articled Clerk, Blake Dawson Waldron Solicitors, 1997-99.
  • Associate to the Hon. Justice Peter Gray, Federal Court of Australia, 1999-2000.
  • Solicitor, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers; and Reidy and Tonkin, 2000-02.
  • Chief of Staff, Premier Anna Bligh (Qld), 2002-07.
  • Director, Policy Development, Department of State Development (Qld), 2007-08.
  • Executive Director, Policy Development, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Qld), 2008-09.
  • Member for Everton, Queensland Parliament, 2009-12.
  • Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, 2012-16.