Where's Macca - November 2018


Where's Macca - November 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 North Queensland’s Only Senator Ian Macdonald in November 2018

November 1                 Townsville – Conservative Breakfast Club, JCU YLNP Club AGM,
                                     Townsville Chamber of Commerce, and Ayr High School Awards Night
November 2                 Ayr Office
November 3                 Townsville – Ceremony for The Laying up of the Retired Queens and
                                      Regimental Colours of the 1 RAR
November 4                 Travel to Darwin
November 5                 Darwin – Senate Economics References Committee - Inquiry into
                                      the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia
November 6                 Darwin to Townsville – Townsville Office
November 7                 Townsville -  Senate Economics References Committee - Inquiry into
                                      the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia
November 8                 With Prime Minister Morrison in Townsville
November 9                 Representing Minister Tehan at St Teresa's College at Abergowrie -
                                      meeting with Hinchinbrook Council
November 10               Ayr – LNP North Regional Meeting – Travel to Brisbane
November 11               Travel to Suva - Overseeing Fiji Elections
November 12 – 14        International Election Observer - Fiji Elections                  
November 15               Travel to Canberra
November 16               Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Ctee Hearing FOI Bill - travel
                                      to Bundaberg
November 17               LNP State Council Bundaberg
November 18               Bundaberg to Townsville
November 19               Ayr Office
November 20               Ayr to Hughenden and Winton
November 21               Winton to Boulia – meeting with Councils
November 22               Boulia/Bedourie/Windorah – meeting with Councils
November 23               Windorah/Prairie/Quilpie – meeting Councils – then to Bourke
November 24               Bourke to Canberra
November 26 – 29       Parliament Sittings
November 30                Sydney - L & CA Refs Ctee Public Hearing - Dowry and the incidence
                                       of dowry Abuse in Australia



My responsibilities keep me fairly busy. These duties include:

  • Chairman of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
  • 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 Treaties
  • A member of no less than 23 parliamentary Friendship Groups 
  • Co-Convener of the Friends of the Outback Highway
  • Patron Senator for the electorates of Kennedy and Herbert


If I can help at any time please contact Marie in my office on 4771 3066 (Local call 1300 301 949)

All the best,

Ian Mac.




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