Where's Macca May 2018

Where's Macca - May 2018

(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 May 2018

April 30                        Cairns - Opening of the Tropical Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at
                                     James Cook University/ Travel to Rockhampton
May 1                           Yeppoon - Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia
May 2                           Rockhampton – Brisbane - Townsville
May 3                           Ayr Office - Constituent meetings
May 4                           Brisbane - World Expo 88 30th Anniversary celebration
May 5                           Brisbane - Young LNP Convention
May 6                           Brisbane - Canberra
May 7                           Canberra - Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
May 8-10                      Parliament - Budget
May 11                         Canberra – Maroochydore – Constituent meeting
May 12                         Glasshouse SEC AGM/ Sunshine Coast and Women’s AGM.
May 13                         Cairns - with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack
May 14                         Mareeba  – with Michael McCormack for irrigation announcement
May 15                         Townsville – Treasurer Scott Morrison – various visits, media and meetings
May 16                         Townsville Regimental Parade- 50th Anniversary of Support Base Coral
                                      Check up with knee surgeon six weeks post knee operation
May 17                         Townsville - Emerald
May 18                         Emerald - Western Queensland Local Government Association Conference 
May 19                         Emerald -Airlie Beach. Constituent meetings Dawson FDC
May 20                         Ayr- Charters Towers for Kennedy FDC meeting.  Townsville - Canberra
May 21-31                    CanberraBudget Estimates

* 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 Australia Whitepaper Implementation Oversight Committee 
  • Deputy Chair Committee of Privileges - Senate
  • Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia
  • Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
  • 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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