Bob Scott (politician)

Robert William Scott (28 September 1931 – 19 January 2011) was an Australian politician.

Bob Scott
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cook
In office
12 November 1977 – 2 December 1989
Preceded byEric Deeral
Succeeded bySteve Bredhauer
Personal details
Robert William Scott

(1931-09-28)28 September 1931
Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia
Died19 January 2011(2011-01-19) (aged 79)
Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Jennifer Helen Forster (m.1954)
Alma materQueensland Institute of Technology
OccupationElectrical engineer

He was born in Gordonvale to Robert William Scott and Ina Mary, née McClosky. After attending local state schools he studied for an Associate Diploma in electrical engineering at the Queensland Institute of Technology. As an electrical engineer he worked with the North Queensland Electricity Board in Cairns and Giru. A member of the Labor, he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1977 as the member for Cook. From 1983 he was Opposition Spokesman on Northern Development and Aboriginal and Island Affairs, stepping down in 1986. He retired from politics in 1989, and died in Caboolture in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Eric Deeral
Member for Cook
Succeeded by
Steve Bredhauer