Where's Macca November 2017

Where's Macca - November 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 November 2017

October 27               Canberra - Legal and Constitutional Affairs Migration Bill Public Hearing
October 31               Townsville & Bowen the Hon Ken Wyatt Minister for Aged Care visit
November 1             Cairns and Innisfail – Constituent meetings
November 2             Cairns – Constituent meetings – Townsville Crime Forum
November 3             Townsville Indigenous Affairs Minister – Senator Scullion visit
November 4             Townsville – Brisbane – David Davies Memorial Dinner
November 5 – 10     Leading a Parliamentary Delegation to PNG
November 11           Laying Wreath on behalf of the Senate at the Australian War Memorial    
November 13 - 16   Canberra - Senate sitting
November 17          Cairns - NRM Annual General Meeting
November 18          Townsville – 3rd Brigade event
November 19          Cairns – Northern Australia Investment Forum
November 20          Cairns – Northern Australia Investment Forum
November 21          Townsville – Constituent Meetings
November 22          Palm Island - Federal Government Sewer and Water Infrastructure
                                Townsville – representing Minister for Resources at Reef Alliance Awards night 
November 23          Cairns – Constituent Meetings
November 24          Townsville office          
November 25          Burdekin and Townsville - STATE ELECTION
November 26           Townsville to Canberra
November 27 –Dec 4   Canberra – Parliament sitting

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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