Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (1:08 PM) —The Aviation Transport Security Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 deals with reforms to the air cargo sector. It proposes a series of amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 that is… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (5:06 PM) —I will speak briefly to the Australian Electoral Commission report. I will highlight again for senators and for the commission the stupidity of the most recent redistribution in Queensland. Where I live up in… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (4:17 PM) —For those of us who live in Northern Australia, the Rudd Labor government’s continued failure to meet the development and, indeed, other needs of Northern Australia is legend. With the Rudd government it seems… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (3:04 PM) —I move:
That the Senate take note of answers given by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy) to questions without notice asked by opposition senators today, relating to Mr… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (1:54 PM) —I am pleased to join my colleagues in this debate on the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (4:48 PM) —I rise to speak on the motion moved by my colleague relating to the report Closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Mr Acting Deputy President, you have just heard from someone who… Continue reading
Opposition Spokesman on Northern and Remote Australia, Senator Ian Macdonald is in Kununurra today at the request of local Federal MP Barry Haase to re-affirm the Coalitions commitment to development in Northern Australia.
Senator Macdonald said that irrigation schemes like… Continue reading
Years of campaigning by the Carpentaria Shire Council, the Karumba Progress Association and Northern Gulf residents to have the Karumba airstrip upgraded has finally paid off with the opening of the new all weather facility today.
The Opposition Spokesman for… Continue reading
A pair of Senior Coalition frontbenches are in Cairns today to call on the Federal Government to reconsider its decision to duplicate the Bruce Highway south of Cairns and investigate all alternative proposals for the Southern Road Corridor.
Warren Truss,… Continue reading