Senator Macdonald is a Senator in the Australian Parliament representing the state of Queensland.
As a Senator, all parts of the State constitute Senator Macdonald’s electorate.
Senator Macdonald lives in the northern rural township of Ayr and has his electorate office in Townsville.
When he was first elected, Senator Macdonald was one of only two Senators located outside of Brisbane, and accordingly, he concentrates his activities on rural and regional Queensland and in particular central, northern and far north Queensland and the north-west, Gulf and Cape York/Torres Strait areas.
Senator Macdonald works closely with federal members Ewen Jones MP in Herbert, George Christensen in Dawson and Warren Entsch in Leichardt. He also works as the ‘alternative member’ for people in the electorates of Capricornia and Kennedy.
Queensland has 12 Senators in the Australian Parliament, half of whom are elected each 3 years, for a 6 year term.
Senator Macdonald led the Liberal Party Senate ticket in 1990, 1996 and 2002 and again in 2007.
Queensland is represented by 30 Members of the House of Representatives, 20 of whom are part of Tony Abbott’s Liberal team, 8 are Labor and 2 independents.
Of Queensland’s 12 Senators, 9 are based in Brisbane, 2 in the north of the State and 1 in the south-west.
In Queensland there are six LNP Senators (Senators Macdonald, Brandis, Boyce, Joyce, Boswell and Mason) four Labor Party Senators and one Green
All residents in Queensland are constituents of Senator Macdonald and he is happy to help all Queenslanders with any Commonwealth-related issue.
Land Area: 1.7 million square kilometres, 22.5% of Australia’s total land area.
Population: 4.035 million
GSP: $158.5 Billion, $40,170 per person.