Senator heads west as he clocks up the miles


Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald is heading west as he continues campaigning through regional and rural Queensland in the lead up to the double dissolution election on 2 July.

Senator Macdonald will visit Charters Towers, Hughenden, Longreach and Clermont as part of the four day road trip, accompanied by LNP Senate Candidate Gerard Rennick.

During the visit, Senator Macdonald and Mr Rennick will present a cheque to local volunteers group Towers Players, discuss graziers’ concerns regarding the banking industry and the effect of bank foreclosures, and open the annual forum of the Queensland Livestock and Rural Transporters Association in Longreach.

Since the election was called earlier this month, Senator Macdonald has travelled close to 5,000kms as part of his state-wide campaign from Thursday Island and Bamaga in the north, Biloela in the south, and west to Mt Isa and Longreach. 

“At the end of the day, the most effective way to provide an effective voice in Canberra for all those communities scattered across Queensland is to actually listen to their concerns in their towns,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Issues like youth unemployment, jobs and the need for a strong, stable economy have been constant themes in my travels to date, but the electorate are also desperate for someone who not only listens, but who can also provide a strong voice in Government, who is prepared to fight and deliver.”

Senator Macdonald said he was urging voters to remember they have two important decisions to make on election day.

“Not only is it important to vote LNP in the Lower House, but if the Government is to deliver on its election mandate for the Australian public, don’t forget you must also vote for the Government in the Senate as well.” 

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