Senator Murray Watt

Senator Murray Watt

Senator for Queensland

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister for Emergency Management

Australian Labor Party


Total Interests: 33

Latest alteration: Travel or hospitality - 30/01/24

Source: Statement of Registrable Interests - this contains interests declared as at 22/08/22 and alterations since then.  

This statement contains interests declared as being held on 22/08/22 and any alterations since then, including new interests and amendments and deletions to existing interests. The date of an alteration is when it was declared to the register, not when the change occurred.

Unfortunately, due to Senate restrictions the interests of senators' spouses/partners and dependent children are not publicly disclosable.

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Problems: Watt breached Senate register rules by not disclosing his free tickets to the soccer on 1 Dec 2023 within 35 days (5 Jan 2024) - he didn't make a disclosure until 30 Jan. That means he's also breached paragraph 3.3 of the ministerial code of conduct, which requires compliance with the registers.

1. Shareholdings

Shareholdings in public and private companies, including any holding or subsidiary companies

RepPersonName of companyDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts and nominee companies

i. in which a beneficial interest is held

RepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interestDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

2. Family and business trusts

ii. in which someone is a trustee

RepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interestDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

3. Real Estate

Real estate, including the location (suburb or area only) and the purpose for which it is owned

RepPersonLocationPurposeDate
Murray WattSelfAshgrove, QueenslandResidential22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

4. Directorships

Registered directorships of companies

RepPersonName of companyActivities of companyDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

5. Partnerships

Partnerships, including the nature of the interests and activities of the partnership

RepPersonNameNature of interestsActivitiesDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

6. Liabilities

Liabilities, including the nature of the liability and the name of the creditor

RepPersonLiabilityCreditorDate
Murray WattSelfCredit cardMembers Equity22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfMortgage on residential propertyMembers Equity22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

7. Bonds

Bonds, debentures and like investments

RepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is heldDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings or investment accounts, including the nature of the account and the name of the bank or financial institution

RepPersonName of bank/institutionDate
Murray WattSelfMembers Equity22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfMembers Equity22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfMembers Equity22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partner-
Murray WattDependent children-

9. Other assets

The nature of any other assets (excluding household and personal effects) each valued at over $7,500

RepPersonNature of any other assetsDate
Murray WattSelfSuperannuation22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfLife Insurance22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

10. Other income

The nature of any other substantial sources of income (excluding official salary)

RepPersonNature of incomeDate
Murray WattSelfNIL22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

11. Gifts

Gifts of more than $750 from official sources (e.g. a foreign or domestic government, or officeholder in a government) or at more than $300 from non-official sources. Gifts from family or friends do not need to be declared unless a member or senator judges that it could create an appearance of a conflict of interest.

RepPersonDetails of giftsDate
Murray WattSelf8 June 22 - Gift hamper from Hort Connections 2022 Conference - Value approx $150.00 22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfQantas Chairman's Lounge 19/09/2022
Murray WattSelfRM Williams Shirts x 2 (approx $280) from Cotton Research and Development Corp 19/09/2022
Murray WattSelfVirgin Beyond Lounge19/09/2022
Murray WattSelfAustralian Football League Women's Grand Final. VIP tickets. 2 adults & 1 child 31/03/2023
Murray WattSelfHandmade silk rug/artwork presented by Afghan Community valued at approximately $500, with accompanying chocolates.22/08/2023
Murray WattSelfMatildas supporters gear from FIFA and Football Australia including Beanie, Scarf, Lapel Pin, Flag, Cap, Hoodie and T-Shirt to the value of approximately $215.00 31/08/2023
Murray WattSelfHamper of assorted Organic products including wine, tea and foodstuffs from Australian Organics.16/09/2023
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

12. Travel or hospitality

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

RepPersonDetails of travel/hospitalityDate
Murray WattSelfFootball Australia Corporate Tickets x 4, Sunday 17 July, Suncorp Stadium (Value $2,000)22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfWoodford Folk Festival - 2 day family pass including camping fees31/03/2023
Murray WattSelfUnited Cup Brisbane - General Admission tickets x 4, Corporate Lounge tickets x 231/03/2023
Murray WattSelfVIP upgrade x 2 to existing privately purchased tickets to Splendour in the Grass Festival July 202322/08/2023
Murray WattSelfTicket to Matildas v England Women's World Cup Match on Wednesday 16 August. Invited by FIFA22/08/2023
Murray WattSelfEntry to VIP hospitality area prior to Matildas v France Women's World Cup Match on Saturday 12 August. Game ticket purchased privately.31/08/2023
Murray WattSelf2 x tickets to 2023 AFL Grand Final, Melbourne, including pre game function provided by Asahi Beverages27/11/2023
Murray WattSelfBrisbane Roar gifted 3 x corporate tickets for Brisbane v Western Sydney Wanderers match on 1 December 2023.30/01/2024
Murray WattSelf2 x Corporate Tickets to Day 1 of Test Match Australia v West Indies (gifted by Cricket Australia)30/01/2024
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

13. Office holder or donor

Being an office holder of or financial contributor donating $300 or more in any single calendar year to any organisation

RepPersonName of organisationDate
Murray WattSelfAustralian Labor Party22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfTogether Union22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfBUPA Health Insurance22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfUnited Workers Union22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfAustralian Labor Party (Queensland Branch)22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-

14. Other Interests

Any other interests where a conflict of interest with a member’s or senator’s public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise

RepPersonNature of interestsDate
Murray WattSelfPatron of Queensland Resources Dust Disease Support Group22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfPatron of Friends of the ABC Qld22/08/2022
Murray WattSelfAustralian Lawyers for Human Rights22/08/2022
Murray WattSpouse/partnerRestricted information-
Murray WattDependent childrenRestricted information-