Where's Macca August 2017


(As then Labor Senator Sue Mackay, who shadowed me as Minister for Regional Services Territories and Local Government, once famously asked back in 2000*)
 
A journal of the whereabouts of Senator Ian Macdonald in August 2017
 
August 1                      Normanton – Constituent meetings
August 2                      Normanton – Opening of the Gulf Christian College
August 4                      Ayr Office – Meeting with Editor of the Burdekin Advocate
August 6                      Townsville to Canberra
August 7 – 10               Parliament
August 11                     Canberra – JSCFADT Public Hearing and NAIF Public Hearing
August 14 – 17             Parliament
August 18                     Canberra – Estimates Spill Over hearings
August 19                     Brisbane EKKA
August 20                     Sydney
August 21 – 22             Singapore – Trade Delegation – CSP and Defence
August 23                     Sydney – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Citizenship Public Hearing
August 24                     Canberra – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Citizenship Public Hearing
August 25                     Melbourne – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Citizenship
                                     Public Hearing
August 27                     Bowen – Guest Speaker Bowen Branch Meeting
August 28                     Townsville – Constituent Meetings
August 29                     Cairns – Environment and Communication
                                     Committee GBR Public Hearing
August 30                     Townsville – Environment and Communication
                                     Committee GBR Public Hearing
August 31                     Brisbane – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Citizenship Public Hearing


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