Where's Macca May 2017

(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 May 2017
April 25                        ANZAC Day Dawn Service Wreath Laying Aust Memorial,
                                    Hyde Park London, then at Cenotaph, Whitehall and
                                    Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey.
April 26 – 28                Travelling back to Australia
April 29                        Townsville – Official Opening North Shore Evacuation Centre/
                                    Speech Cocktail Party, Cardwell
April 30                        Cardwell – 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea
                                    March and Service
May 1                           Townsville – 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea 
                                    Dawn Service; 
                                    Townsville – Stadium City Deals Announcement with PM Turnbull
May 3                           Ayr Office
May 4                           Townsville Office – Constituent Meetings
May 5                           Burketown – Launch of Fibre Optic Cable, Meeting Burke Shire
May 7 – 8                     Canberra Office
May 9 – 11                   Parliament Budget Week
May 12                         Townsville Office
May 15                         Georgetown – Constituent meetings
May 16                         Normanton – Meeting with Carpentaria Shire Council and
                                     Karumba meetings
May 17                         Karumba/ Delta Downs – Inspection and Constituent Meetings
May 18                         Travelling Karumba/ Mount Isa/ Brisbane
May 19                         Brisbane – Business Breakfast
May 21                         Burdekin SEC Annual General Meeting
May 22 – 25                 Parliament - Budget Estimates
May 26                         Canberra Office
May 29 – June 1          Parliament - Budget Estimates  

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 

If I can help at any time, or with 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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