Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (3:09 PM) —It is indeed an honour and a privilege to me to speak in the debate on the Territories Law Reform Bill 2010 following two very distinguished persons speaking from the coalition’s point of view… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (12:46 PM) —This motion particularly relates to the external expansion of the Abacus childcare centre at the Treasury building. Generally speaking, the coalition supports that. The motion does, however, bring into question the management of the… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (1:15 PM) —I have a longstanding interest in transport matters and have represented the minister and shadow ministers in this chamber on a number of occasions. I also travel through a lot of airports. I do… Continue reading
Townsville-based Senator Ian Macdonald today welcomed news that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) intends to take legal action against the founders of failed investment company Storm Financial Limited and the banks who lent money to Storm clients. .… Continue reading
This week’s report of a crocodile attack on a Home Hill man fishing Wallace Creek near Ayr should be a warning to the State Government that it has to take urgent action to reduce the increasing crocodile menace along the… Continue reading
Coalition Senator Ian Macdonald believes the Labor/Greens-led debate on same-sex marriage is simply a diversion from the major issues facing the nation.
“Prime Minister Gillard and the Greens are fiddling while Rome burns,” he said.
Sen. Macdonald said the motion… Continue reading
TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (COMPETITION AND CONSUMER SAFEGUARDS) BILL 2010 – In Committee
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (11:43 AM) —I want to address Senator Ludlam’s proposed amendments before the chamber. Before I do that, though, I want to, as the previous speaker has done, address some general remarks. I note in passing that… Continue reading