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Dr (Hugh) Paul Joseph Hugh MCDERMOTT, BA, LLB(Hons), MLLR, PhD Laws MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Prospect
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Contact Details
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Prospect Electorate Office
A Dr Hugh McDermott, MP
2/679 The Horsley Drive
Postal Dr Hugh McDermott MP
PO Box 2518
P (02) 9756 4766
F (02) 9756 1544

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Mar 2015
Member for Prospect 28 Mar 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission 19 Jun 2019 03 Mar 2023 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission 28 May 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months 2 days Committee's name changed from Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission on commencement of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016.
About the Prospect Electorate
Electorate description: Outer metropolitan. Residential suburban and semi-industrial. Located Sydney, outer western.

Principal suburbs: Arndell Park, Blacktown, Bossley Park, Eastern Creek, Fairfield West, Girraween, Greystanes, Huntingwood, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, Prairiewood, Prospect, Seven Hills, Smithfield, Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Wetherill Park.

Area: 70.60 sq km.

Population: 75,737. Enrolment: 54,446.

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party.

Community Activity

Horsley Park Brigade. Rural Fire Service. Rotary Club of Wetherill Park. Smithfield RSL Sub-Branch. Australian Workers Union (NSW Branch).

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Doctor of Philosophy (Laws) (PhD Laws), King's College London, University of London. Master of Labor Law and Relations (MLLR), University of Sydney. Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (LLB(Hons)), University of Technology, Sydney.

Barrister-at-Law (NSW) (High Ct of Aust) (England and Wales).

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 13 May 2015: