Where's Macca October 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 October 2016

 September 25               LNP Burdekin Branch AGM

September 26               Sydney – Treaties Committee

September 27               Cairns – Chamber of Commerce

September 28               Townsville Office

September 29               Gladstone - Meeting

September 30               Hervey Bay – Fraser Coast Regional Council Meeting

October 4                     Brisbane - Meetings Waterfront Place

October 5                     Canberra – Legal and Constitutional Ctee Hearings

October 6                     Brisbane – Meetings

October 7                     Townsville – Opening of the Good Shepherd new facility/ Opening of Australian Tropical Health and Medicine Building

October 10 – 14            Parliament

October 15 – 16            Canberra

October 17 – 21            Canberra – Additional Estimates Hearings

October 22 – 27            Geneva – Inter-Parliamentary Union: General Assembly

October 28                   Townsville Office

October 31                   Ayr Office


 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 
  • Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
  • 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 

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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