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 April 2016
April 1 Townsville Office – Constituent Meetings
April 2 Burdekin Branch Meeting
April 4 Gold Coast – Constituent Meetings
April 5 Gold Coast/Brisbane – Small Business Breakfast
April 6 Brisbane/Cairns – Constituent Meetings and Cairns YLNP Function
April 7-8 Canberra – Northern Australia Committee Hearing
April 10-12 Darwin – Northern Australia Food Futures Conference
April 13 Townsville Office
April 14 Ayr Office
April 15 – 17    Townsville – Latitudes North Forum
April 18 – 21   Parliament and Brisbane – Governors Reception for Queens Birthday
April 22   Townsville Office
April 24 Ayr Office
April 25 Townsville – ANZAC DAY Magnetic Island Dawn Service and The President’s ANZAC Day Luncheon
April 26 – 28 Parliament
April 29 – 30 Brisbane – Young LNP Convention

My responsibilities keep me fairly busy. These duties include: 

  • Chairman of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

    Chairman of the Northern Australia Whitepaper Oversight Committee

  • Committee of Privileges - Senate

  • Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

  • Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade 

  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

  • Scrutiny of Bills Standing Committee  

  • 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

If I can help at any time, or you have an LNP function, please contact Marie in my office on 4771 3066 (Local call 1300 301 949)

All the best,

Ian Mac.

*Labor Senator Sue Mackay, my Shadow, issued a press release on 30 August 2000 asking whether I lived in Ayr or Townsville (or Rockhampton or Cairns) after she became confused about where I was based. Poor soul never quite understood that a Coalition Senator just doesn’t sit in an office waiting for people to call!