Where's Macca - December 2017 - January 2018

A journal of the whereabouts of Senator Ian Macdonald in  December 2017 and January 2018

 December 4-7               Canberra- Parliament

December 8                  NQLNP Ladies annual dinner

December 11-15            Townsville Office

December 13                Herbert Christmas drinks

December 17                Burdekin LNP Christmas meeting

December 18                Ayr Office

December 19                Ayr to Charters Towers and Emerald

December 20                Emerald and Gayndah- Meetings with Mayors

December 21                Biggenden and Maroochydore- Constituent meetings

December 22-30            Christmas Break


January 4                     Maroochydore- Meeting with Senator Brandis

January 5                     Brisbane CPO- Constituent meetings

January 6                     Meeting with NDIS Minister

January 8                     Brisbane CPO- Meeting then drive to Injune

January 9                     Drive from Injune to Ayr

January 10                   Ayr Office

January 11-12               Townsville Office

January 15-16               Townsville Office

January 17-18               Cooktown- Meeting Council

January 19-20               Port Douglas- Meeting Council

January 21-22               Townsville Office

January 23-24               Ayr Office

January 25                   Townsville City Deal meeting (TBC)

January 26                   Ayr- Australia Day celebrations

January 27                   Christmas Island- Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

January 28-Feb 2          Cocas Island- Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

 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 and Herbert 
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