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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Breach: 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 - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonName of company
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

Family and business trusts and nominee companies

i. in which a beneficial interest is held

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

2. Family and business trusts

Family and business trusts - 3 records

ii. in which someone is a trustee

DateRepPersonName of trust/nominee companyNature of its operationBeneficial interest
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

3. Real Estate

Real Estate - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonLocationPurpose
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfAshgrove, QueenslandResidential
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

4. Directorships

Directorships - 3 records

Registered directorships of companies

DateRepPersonName of companyActivities of company
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

5. Partnerships

Partnerships - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonNameNature of interestsActivities
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

6. Liabilities

Liabilities - 4 records

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

DateRepPersonLiabilityCreditor
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfMortgage on residential propertyMembers Equity
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfCredit cardMembers Equity
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

7. Bonds

Bonds - 3 records

Bonds, debentures and like investments

DateRepPersonType of investmentBody in which investment is held
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

8. Savings or investment accounts

Savings - 5 records

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

DateRepPersonName of bank/institution
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfMembers Equity
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfMembers Equity
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfMembers Equity
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partner
-Watt, MurrayDependent children

9. Other assets

Other assets - 4 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of any other assets
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfLife Insurance
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfSuperannuation
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

10. Other income

Other income - 3 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of income
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfNIL
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

11. Gifts

Gifts - 10 records

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.

DateRepPersonDetails of gifts
16/09/2023Watt, MurraySelfHamper of assorted Organic products including wine, tea and foodstuffs from Australian Organics.
31/08/2023Watt, MurraySelfMatildas 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
22/08/2023Watt, MurraySelfHandmade silk rug/artwork presented by Afghan Community valued at approximately $500, with accompanying chocolates.
31/03/2023Watt, MurraySelfAustralian Football League Women's Grand Final. VIP tickets. 2 adults & 1 child
19/09/2022Watt, MurraySelfVirgin Beyond Lounge
19/09/2022Watt, MurraySelfRM Williams Shirts x 2 (approx $280) from Cotton Research and Development Corp
19/09/2022Watt, MurraySelfQantas Chairman's Lounge
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelf8 June 22 - Gift hamper from Hort Connections 2022 Conference - Value approx $150.00
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

12. Travel or hospitality

Travel or hospitality - 11 records

Sponsored travel or hospitality where the value exceeds $300

DateRepPersonDetails of travel/hospitality
30/01/2024Watt, MurraySelf2 x Corporate Tickets to Day 1 of Test Match Australia v West Indies (gifted by Cricket Australia)
30/01/2024Watt, MurraySelfBrisbane Roar gifted 3 x corporate tickets for Brisbane v Western Sydney Wanderers match on 1 December 2023.
27/11/2023Watt, MurraySelf2 x tickets to 2023 AFL Grand Final, Melbourne, including pre game function provided by Asahi Beverages
31/08/2023Watt, MurraySelfEntry to VIP hospitality area prior to Matildas v France Women's World Cup Match on Saturday 12 August. Game ticket purchased privately.
22/08/2023Watt, MurraySelfTicket to Matildas v England Women's World Cup Match on Wednesday 16 August. Invited by FIFA
22/08/2023Watt, MurraySelfVIP upgrade x 2 to existing privately purchased tickets to Splendour in the Grass Festival July 2023
31/03/2023Watt, MurraySelfUnited Cup Brisbane - General Admission tickets x 4, Corporate Lounge tickets x 2
31/03/2023Watt, MurraySelfWoodford Folk Festival - 2 day family pass including camping fees
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfFootball Australia Corporate Tickets x 4, Sunday 17 July, Suncorp Stadium (Value $2,000)
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

13. Office holder or donor

Office holder or donor - 7 records

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

DateRepPersonName of organisation
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfAustralian Labor Party (Queensland Branch)
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfUnited Workers Union
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfBUPA Health Insurance
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfTogether Union
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfAustralian Labor Party
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

14. Other Interests

Other Interests - 5 records

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

DateRepPersonNature of interests
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfAustralian Lawyers for Human Rights
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfPatron of Friends of the ABC Qld
22/08/2022Watt, MurraySelfPatron of Queensland Resources Dust Disease Support Group
-Watt, MurraySpouse/partnerRestricted information
-Watt, MurrayDependent childrenRestricted information

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