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WATT, Murray PatrickBiography for WATT, Murray Patrick

Senator for (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Everton, 2009. Defeated at general elections 2012.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Community Affairs: References from 1.9.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 1.9.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 15.9.2016 to 2.12.2016 (Substitute member from 15.9.2016 to 2.12.2016).

Senate Select: National Integrity Commission from 9.2.2017; Red Tape from 30.3.2017; Future of Work and Workers from 19.10.2017.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 12.9.2016.

Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth from 11.10.2016 (Deputy Chair from 13.10.2016 to 8.2.2018).


Party Positions

Member, Mitchelton Branch

Member, ALP, 1990-

President, Queensland Young Labor, 1998

ALP State Conference Delegate (Qld), 2003-09

Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Qld), 2008-10

National Conference Delegate, 2011

President, Everton SEC, 2012-15

Member, Policy Coordination Council, 2012-16

ALP State Conference Delegate (Qld), 2013-16

National Conference Delegate, 2015


Personal

Born 20.1.1973, Brisbane, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Comm (UQ)

LL.B (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


Local Government Service

Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Everton, 2009. Defeated at general elections 2012.

Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 9.4.2009 to 3.3.2011.

Parliamentary Secretary for Treasurer and Minister for State Development from 3.3.2011 to 23.3.2012.