Murray Watt

Murray Watt

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senator.watt@aph.gov.au

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Senator for Queensland

Murray grew up in Brisbane, and was raised to believe that everyone deserves a good education and fair treatment in life.

Murray's entire working life has been spent as an advocate for others, having spent 20 years as a lawyer, a State MP and political advisor. He was elected as a Senator for Queensland in 2016.

Prior to the election, Murray was a Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, where he helped lead large class actions for people against governments and big corporations. Murray and his team also won the 2015 Australian Lawyers Alliance (Qld) Civil Justice Award after stopping the Abbott Government from sending "Baby Ferouz", and 100 other Australian-born babies of asylum seekers, to detention on Nauru. Those children and their families are now living fulfilling lives in Australia.

Murray also served in the Queensland Government for 10 years, first as Chief of Staff to former Premier Anna Bligh and then as a State MP and Assistant Minister for Health, Treasury and State Development. In those roles, he helped lift education standards, improve hospital services and create job opportunities across Queensland.

Murray has been a long-term contributor to policy development in the ALP and the Queensland Government, especially in economic, education, health and legal policy.

Murray is married with two children, who love playing sport and drawing pictures with their parents.