Senator Matt Canavan

Matthew Canavan is a Senator for Queensland based in Rockhampton. Matthew is passionate that the Senate should strive to represent regional areas especially and that is why he has based himself in Central Queensland.

To make a stronger regional Queensland we need to:

  • support our job-producing industries; 
  • protect the small against the powerful; 
  • promote property ownership, and
  • help families have children.

I am committed to influencing Australia's laws to help achieve this but I need your help too. The best way to do that is to spread the message by following me on facebook or twitter, or subscribing to my newsletter. You can also get involved by volunteering or contacting me.

There is more information on this website about the issues I am campaigning on, my recent speeches and my latest media releases or articles. 


Latest Media Releases

I am honoured to be appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. It is a great privilege to be able to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet in this capacity.

Labor leader Bill Shorten has been challenged to support construction of Rookwood Weir.“This is Mr Shorten’s last chance to support Rookwood Weir,” Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today.

A $60 million Coalition investment will support duplication works on the Capricorn Highway, reducing congestion and time delays between Rockhampton and Gracemere.   The project will involve more than five kilometres of highway duplication – providing improved and more reliable travel times, and saving commuters time and money.

The Labor party cannot be trusted to build Rookwood Weir, Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said today. “Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten last night again refused to commit to funding Rookwood Weir,” Senator Canavan said. “The difference between the Coalition and Labor positions on Rookwood Weir is stark: the Coalition...

Electing a federal Labor government on July 2 would risk tens of thousands of jobs across northern Australia. Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today that Bill Shorten's lack of support for mines and dams across the north puts at risk tens of thousands of jobs in coming years....

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