Where's Macca - April 2018


A journal of the whereabouts of Senator Ian Macdonald in April 2018

 April 1                          Return from Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva to Ayr

April 4                          Townsville Office

April 13                        Ayr office

April 5-12                     Mater Hospital Townsville- Knee reconstruction

April 16                        Ayr Office- Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee teleconference

April 17                        Ayr Office

April 18                        First post-op consultation with Doctor in Ayr

April 19-20                    Ayr Office

April 20                        Townsville Chamber of Commerce meeting*

April 22                        Mt Stuart Branch meeting*

April 24                        67th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong*

April 25                        ANZAC Day Services*

April 27                        Mareeba- Efficient Farming Forum*

April 30                        Cairns- Opening of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine*

April 30- May 2             Central Queensland- Parliamentary Committee on Northern Australia Committee hearings*

 * Indicates events which I hope to attend, dependent on whether the Doctor allows me to travel.

  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 Standing Committee on Northern Australia
  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
  • Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment 
  • Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
  • 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 and Herbert 
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