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Mr Scot MACDONALD, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter
Member of the Liberal Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (01 Mar 2019)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A Mr Scot MacDonald, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
P (02) 9230 2393
F (02) 9230 2366
E scot.macdonald@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 26 Mar 2011
Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter 05 Apr 2017
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 2 - Health and Community Services 22 Jun 2017
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 - Industry and Transport 14 May 2015
Member, Public Works Committee 28 Mar 2018
Deputy Chair, Select Committee on Landowner Protection from Unauthorised Filming or Surveillance 22 May 2018
Member, Select Committee on Landowner Protection from Unauthorised Filming or Surveillance 17 May 2018
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Parliamentary Secretary 01 Feb 2017 05 Apr 2017 2 months 5 days Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Central Coast
Parliamentary Secretary 24 Apr 2015 23 Jan 2017 1 year 9 months Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 2 – Health and Community Services 22 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 1 day
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety 02 Jun 2015 11 Aug 2016 1 year 2 months 10 days
Member, Joint Select Committee on Companion Animal Breeding Practices in New South Wales 13 May 2015 27 Aug 2015 3 months 15 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 21 Oct 2014 06 Mar 2015 4 months 14 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 17 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 18 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 24 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 11 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 14 May 2014 06 Mar 2015 9 months 21 days
Member, Select Committee on the supply and cost of gas and liquid fuels in New South Wales 11 Nov 2014 25 Feb 2015 3 months 15 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 06 Aug 2013 21 Oct 2014 1 year 2 months 16 days
Member, Select Committee on the sale of the Currawong property at Pittwater 27 Mar 2014 26 Jun 2014 3 months
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General 22 Jun 2011 15 May 2014 2 years 10 months 24 days Deputy Chair.
Member, Select Committee on the agistment of horses at Yaralla Estate 27 Jun 2013 24 Oct 2013 3 months 28 days
Member, Select Committee on the closure or downsizing of Corrective Services NSW facilities 12 Sep 2012 14 Jun 2013 9 months 3 days
Member, Select Committee on the partial defence of provocation 21 Jun 2012 23 Apr 2013 10 months 3 days
About the Electorate

Biography
Political Party Activity

Country Vice-President, Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division), 2001-2011. Chair State Platform Committee, Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division), 2001-2011. Chair NSW Rural and Regional Committee, Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division), 2001-2011. Member, Federal Rural and Regional Committee, Liberal Party of Australia, 2001-2011. Previous Parliamentary seats contested: Parliament of Australia, Senate, 2001; House of Representatives seat of New England, 2004. Parliament of New South Wales, Legislative Council, 2007.

Community Activity

Rotary Club of Guyra, 1990-current.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary, 2011.

Personal

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Masters of Environmental Management, University of New England, 2012. Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources, University of New England, Armidale, 2006. Bachelor of Financial Administration, University of New England, Armidale, 1985. Associate Diploma in Farm Management, Qld Agricultural College, Gatton, 1980.
Executive Officer, Riverina Citrus (NSW Government Statutory Authority), Griffith July 2009-December 2010. Partner, Guyra Rural Services, November 1989-current. Manager, Guyra Rural Services, November 1989- July 2009. Director, Dolken Pty Ltd, current. Division Accountant, Rural Press Limited, June 1986- October 1989. Trainee Manager, Auscott Cotton Farms, 1980-1984.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 24 May 2011: