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RSS feed Ian Macdonald, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1990 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — unknown

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Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“Obviously, I support the Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019. As most senators will know, I'm based in Townsville, I live in Ayr and I treat Northern Queensland as my electorate. I'm very, very familiar with the cattle industry, the pastoral industry, in western Queensland, stretching from Charters Towers out to Mount Isa and beyond Camooweal to the border....”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Budget, Economy (3 Apr 2019)

“I can only thank the senator for his commentary about cartoons in newspapers. It shows how much the Labor Party have got to attack in the wonderful budget. Madam Deputy President, tomorrow night you're going to be subjected to what will be called an alternative budget by the alternative government. It will be full of lies, mistruths and misconstructions. Let me just warn anyone who might be...”

Questions without Notice: Budget (3 Apr 2019)

“Again I thank the minister for that and appreciate his advice about how we've helped farmers in need. But we're a government, I know, that looks to the future, and I ask the minister: how is the government securing the future of our farmers and, through them, of our nation as a whole?”

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  • Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 11 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 15 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1657 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)