Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (18:13): I want to address a few remarks on the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 and to support the amendment moved by my colleague Senator Cormann in relation to a review of… Continue reading
Coalition spokesman on the Defence Force and Defence Support Senator Ian Macdonald has welcomed today’s announcement of a major review of the positioning of Australian defence bases.
“The announcement coincides with investigations I have been undertaking in the north and… Continue reading
The Top End of Australia is being held to ransom by Primary Industries Minister Joe Ludwig and the influential lobbyists who convinced him to place a total ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia.
Coalition spokesman on Northern and Remote… Continue reading
The clumsy and insulting approach taken by the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig to the banning of live cattle exports to Indonesia can only be rectified by an approach at the highest level to the… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (10:42): I was working away in my office watching the in-house broadcast of these proceedings on the TV, as I always do, and I was occasioned to come down here by the ultimate hypocrisy of the… Continue reading
Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (16:43): I want to take a few moments of the Senate’s time to highlight the difficulties of the refugee problem around the world and, in passing, repeat how the Gillard government has exacerbated a difficult situation… Continue reading