In mid-April, I will be travelling overseas to represent the Australian Senate at the Commemorations of the Centenary of Anzac on the Western Front and will lay a wreath at the Dawn service at the Australian memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Many more Australian died on the Western Front than at Gallipoli so remembrance is always very significant in that small town where the Australians are still so well regarded 100 years after they were credited (rightly) with saving the town in 1918.
After that I will be taking some personal leave before returning for the two weeks of Budget Senate Estimate Hearings.
So far 2015 has been a very busy year, mainly associated with a large number of inquiries which have been referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which I Chair.
My staff tell me I have spent less than 20 nights in my own home so far this year – and my wife regularly confirms that!
My office will continue helping constituents and will be in regular contact with me for urgent matters.