Barbara Scott

Barbara Mary Scott OAM (née Barnett; born 21 July 1939) is a former Australian politician. She was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council representing the South Metropolitan Region from 1993 to 2009. Elected to Parliament in the 1993 state election and subsequently re-elected in the 1996, 2001 and 2005 state elections, she served as a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

Barbara Scott

Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council
In office
22 May 1993 – 22 May 2009
ConstituencySouth Metropolitan Region
Personal details
Born (1939-07-21) 21 July 1939 (age 81)
Merredin, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party

Scott grew up in the wheatbelt town of Walgoolan and after completing her teaching qualification she returned to the country as a teacher.[2]

After entering parliament Scott acted as the shadow minister for Culture and the Arts (March 2005 - April 2006), shadow minister for Censorship and Children (March 2005 to present) and shadow minister for the Arts (April 2006 to present).

In February 2008 Scott announced that she would retire from politics at the next state election and would not seek preselection.[3]


  1. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Barbara Scott- Inaugural speech" (PDF). 1993. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  3. ^ "ABC Online - Barbara Scott to retire from politics". 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008.

External linksEdit

"Barb's Home - Hon Barbara Scott MLC". Archived from the original on 22 July 2008.