Where's Macca June 2016

As then Labor Senator Sue Mackay, who shadowed me as Minister for Regional Services Territories and Local Government, once famously asked back in 1999*)

 A journal of the whereabouts of Senator Ian Macdonald in June 2016

 May 19                         Charters Towers Volunteer Presentations/ Media and Hughenden Mayoralty Visit

May 20                         Longreach – Constituents Meetings

May 21                         Longreach – LRTAQ Forum – Guest Speaker

May 22 - 23                   Clermont – Meetings with Councillors

May 24                         Ayr Office

May 25                         Townsville/ Karumba – Meetings Etheridge and Croydon Councils

May 26                         Karumba/ Normanton – Constituent Meetings and Campaigning

May 27                         Normanton/ Burketown – Meeting Burke Shire Council

May 28                         Burketown/ Camooweal/ Mt Isa – Camp Draft and Meetings

May 29                         Mt Isa/ Townsville

May 30                         Townsville – Minister Frydenberg Visit

May 31                         Mt Isa – Constituent Meetings, Volunteers Presentation  

June 1                          Mt Isa/ Cloncurry – Business visits and LNP Dinner

June 2                          Cloncurry/ Mt Isa – Info Booth, Gun Club presentation and Paul Murray Live

June 3                          Mt Isa/ Townsville – Constituent Meetings

June 7 - 8                     Townsville/ Toowoomba – Farmfest and Constituent Meetings

June 9                          Toowoomba/ Warwick/ Boonah/ Cairns – Constituent Meetings

June 10                        Cairns/ Herberton – Presentation at Mount St Bernard’s College and Info Booth Atherton

June 11                        Tablelands/ Innisfail/ Cardwell – Meeting Cassowary Coast Council

June 12                        Cardwell/ Ayr – Info Booth and SEC AGM

June 13                        Townsville/ Brisbane – Campaigning and Constituents Fisher and Fairfax

June 14                        Campaigning and Constituents Longman

June 15                        Campaigning and Constituents Wide Bay

June 16                        Brisbane – Bundaberg Region Promotion Night, Parliament House

June 17                        Cairns – Senate Campaigning

June 18                        Cairns/ Lakeland - Public Meeting – Tree Clearing

June 19 - 20                  Townsville/ Canberra

June 21                        Townsville – Herbert and Senate Campaigning

June 22 - 24                  Senate Campaigning – South East Queensland

June 25 - 26                  Townsville – Herbert and Senate Campaigning

June 27                        Cairns/ Edmonton – Campaigning and Info Booth

June 28                        Cairns – Guest Speaker Cairns Chamber of Commerce

June 29 – 30                 Senate Campaigning - NQ/FNQ region

July 1                           Townsville – Herbert and Senate Campaigning

July 2                           ELECTION DAY!

July 3 – 4                     Ayr – HOME!!!!

 My responsibilities keep me fairly busy. These duties include:


  • Chairman of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation 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 
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • 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 

If I can help at any time, or you have an LNP function, please contact Marie in my office on 4771 3066 (Local call 1300 301 949)

All the best, Ian Mac.

*Labor Senator Sue Mackay, my Shadow, issued a press release on 30 August 2000 asking whether I lived in Ayr or Townsville (or Rockhampton or Cairns) after she became confused about where I was based. Poor soul never quite understood that a Coalition Senator just doesn’t sit in an office waiting for people to call!

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