Where's Macca


(As then Labor Senator Sue Mackay, who shadowed me as Minister for Regional Services Territories and Local Government, once famously asked back in 1999*)
 
A journal of the whereabouts of Senator Ian Macdonald in March 2017

March 1 - 2                   Canberra Additional Estimates Hearings
March 3                        Canberra - Economics References Cttee Public Hearing
March 4                        Bundaberg – Regional Members Council of the LNP Inaugural Meeting
March 6                        Townsville – Legal and Constitutional Affairs private meeting
March 7                        Townsville office/ Adelaide
March 8                        Adelaide – Site visit SA Defence facilities Osbourne/ 
                                    Treaties Cttee Public Hearing
March 9 – 10                Townsville - constituent meetings
March 13                      Brisbane – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Leg Public Hearing
March 14                      Brisbane – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Ref Public Hearing
March 15                      Townsville – Meeting with Singapore High Commissioner
March 16                      Meeting with Burdekin Mayor
March 17 – 18               Cairns – LNP Latitudes North/ State Council
March 20 – 23               Parliament
March 24                      Canberra – Inspection Border Protection Command HQ.
                                    Estimates spillover.
March 27 – 30               Parliament


My responsibilities keep me fairly busy. These duties include: 
 

  • Chairman of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Chair - Northern Whitepaper Implementation Oversight Committee
  • Deputy Chair Committee of Privileges - Senate
  • Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia
  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
  • Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment 
  • A member of no less than 23 parliamentary Friendship Groups 
  • Co-Convener of the Friends of the Outback Highway
  • Patron Senator for the electorate of Kennedy