Senator Matt Canavan

Matthew Canavan is a Senator for Queensland.

Matthew is passionate that the Senate should strive to represent regional areas, and that is why he has based himself and his office in Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Matthew believes that to create a stronger Queensland, we need to:

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

There is more information on this website about the issues Matthew is campaigning on, his recent speeches as well as his latest media releases and newspaper articles.

I am committed to influencing Australia's laws to achieve better outcomes for regional Queensland, 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. - Senator Matt Canavan



This website is authorised by Matthew Canavan, 34 East St, Rockhampton.

Latest Media Releases

TODAY the Senate Inquiry into the Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness came to Rockhampton to find out how Queensland is set up to cope with a potential biosecurity breach and the impacts that diseases like Foot and Mouth and Lumpy Skin disease would have on the region....

Nine Coalition Senators have moved today to remove the ban on nuclear power in Australia by introducing a Private Senators Bill. Australia is unique among large, developed nations with a legislative ban on nuclear power. Australia only ended up with a ban because the Howard Government needed to trade it...

TODAY Senator Matthew Canavan, and Michelle Landry MP have put their support behind an initiative from Mark Woltmann President of the AFS Men’s Shed Inc and their pilot program of Flagging Our National Pride. This initiative would grow national pride by helping people to install flagpoles in their yards and...

SENATOR Matthew Canavan, Michelle Landry MP, and Colin Boyce MP have called for the steel that will be used for the Rockhampton Ring Road to be Australian made steel to support Australian manufacturing. The ring road will provide a way around 19 sets of traffic lights and construction could contribute...

SENATOR Matthew Canavan, Michelle Landry MP, and Colin Boyce MP called for the local Central Queensland beef industry to make a submission to a new Senate inquiry on Australia’s biosecurity system with a special focus on minimising the risk of a foot and mouth disease outbreak. The inquiry is being...



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