Goondiwindi residents have the chance to meet LNP senate hopeful Susan McDonald.
She will be in Goondiwindi on Monday, February 25 for a “meet and greet” breakfast at the Queensland Hotel from 7a.m. to 9.30a.m.
Accompanying her a Senator James McGrath and Senator Matthew Canavan.
Susan McDonald has been preselected by the LNP to the number two position on the Queensland Senate ticket.
She is the Managing Director of Super Butcher, a retail group of 5 stores and online butchers, serving 6,000 people a week and employing 100 people in south east Queensland.
Raised in the state’s north-west near Cloncurry she was educated on Mt Isa School of the Air and at boarding school in Brisbane, before studying at the University of Queensland.
With degrees in Commerce and Economics, and as a registered CPA, she has over 20 years of experience in accountancy and business management, and served for two years as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines in the LNP Queensland Government.
Susan is a Queensland Divisional Councillor of the Retail and General Industry Group of Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), and a councillor on the Queensland Futures Institute.
She recently resigned as a Board Member of Beef Australia which delivers the triennial Beef Australia week in Rockhampton.
Susan is currently Honorary Treasurer of the RNA (Brisbane Exhibition).
Joining her is Senator James McGrath who is no stranger to Goondiwindi.
The senator has worked as the Investigating Officer, for Queensland Parliamentary Ombudsman, was a Ministerial Adviser to the Government of South Australia, has had various roles with the United Kingdom (UK) Conservative party, including Deputy Campaign Director for the Boris Johnson (London) Mayoral Campaign.
He was elected as a Senator for Queensland in 2013. He is the Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.
Senator Matthew Canavan grew up in Logan. He worked at the Productivity Commission where he eventually rose to the level of Director. Becoming “frustrated” at economic policy of the Rudd Government, he went to work for Barnaby Joyce as his Chief-of-Staff ahead of the 2010 election. At the 2013 election Matthew was elected to the Senate.
While Matthew’s family is very proud of him being preselected by the LNP to run for the Senate, his Father remains slightly disappointed that he gave up cricket at 16 and therefore never fulfilled his true calling to play test cricket for Australia.