Senator the Hon James McGrath

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

Senator the Hon James McGrath

About the Minister

I come from a long line of cane farmers based around Bli Bli and Yandina. A close knit family, who taught me to work hard and always to be grateful for living in the best State of the best country in the world. Living overseas proved to me just how right Mum and Dad were.

I now live in Flaxton up on the range, where I am balancing running my new business with renovating my home and pottering around in the garden.

As a student I was always one of the organisers - whether it was the student council, Interact or the Law Society, I learnt that by listening to people, we could achieve and get things done.

Mum and Dad instilled in me a strong work ethic. I paid my own way through University by pumping petrol, cleaning toilets, washing dishes and working for Myer.

More recently, I was the LNP’s campaign director and was fortunate to lead a great team of staff and volunteers into an historic victory. Our March 24 result reinforced my view, that anything is achievable when people come together and work for a common goal. We can do the same in the Federal Senate representing Queensland’s interests.

Latest Minister News

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18 August 2017

Corrections Medal added to honours system

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8 December 2016

Flagging Retirement Options

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23 July 2016

Mayor of Pozières awarded honorary OAM

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24 January 2016

Honouring Outstanding Australians