Scot MacDonald

Press Releases

Please find Scot's press releases below. Click the year for archived material.

Hunter Region Selected as a Joint Organisation Pilot

Thu 13th Nov 2014

Thursday 13 November 2014     Hunter Region Selected as a Joint Organisation Pilot        Scot MacDonald MLC today announced the Hunter was one of five successful Joint Organisation pilots to be rolled out across the State, as part of the NSW Liberal & Nationa... more details

Bowraville Take Note Debate

Thu 06th Nov 2014

  6 November 2014    Bowraville – Take Note Debate   Mr President, I begin by paying my respects to Gumbaynggirr people and their elders present and past; to Aunty Elaine who was such a dignified leader in the community and the families and friends of Colleen, Evelyn a... more details

Media Release: Public Libraries

Fri 19th Sep 2014

Scot MacDonald, Liberal Member of the NSW Upper House today encouraged local councils in the Hunter region to apply for funding under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s new Public Library Infrastructure Grants program. “The NSW Government has increased public library funding... more details

Media Release: Graffiti Laws Tough on Vandals

Mon 01st Sep 2014

  1 September 2014      GRAFFITI LAWS TOUGH ON VANDALS New laws will combat emerging graffiti threats such as acid etching, making it easier for police to deal with graffiti crime and paving the way for more graffiti offenders to clean up vandalism in the Hunter Comm... more details

Media Release: Rebuilding NSW

Fri 15th Aug 2014

 MEDIA RELEASE Friday 15 August 2014   COMMUNITIES URGED TO HAVE A SAY ON THE $20 BILLION PLAN TO TRANSFORM NSW   Guyra based Liberal MLC Scot MacDonald is today inviting the community to have its say on the NSW Government’s plan to unlock $20 billion in infr... more details

ABC Radio Interview - Poles and Wires Privatisation

Wed 11th Jun 2014

Poles and wires and local politicians 11/06/2014 The deal’s been done. The Premier says the Coalition will seek a mandate to partially privatise the electricity network business. Mike Baird received the go ahead from Coalition MPs to go to voters next March with a plan to lease 49% pe... more details

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services holds first field day at Little Llangothlin Reserve Guyra

Wed 05th Feb 2014

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services holds first field day at Little Llangothlin Reserve Guyra   Scot MacDonald Liberal MLC today attended the first field day held by the new Northern Tablelands Local Land Services at Little Llangothlin Reserve, north of Guyra. Mr MacDonald said "it was a... more details

Scot MacDonald MLC congratulates UNE VC Professor Jim Barber on his services to the Education Sector

Fri 31st Jan 2014

Scot MacDonald MLC congratulates UNE VC Professor Jim Barber on his services to the Education Sector 31 January 2014   Earlier today Professor Jim Barber of the University of New England announced his resignation from the Vice Chancellorship. Jim has been a tremendous asset to the University... more details

NSW Legislative Council Commends the University of New England on its 75th Anniversary (2013)

Thu 30th Jan 2014

NSW Legislative Council Commends the University of New England on its 75th Anniversary (2013) 30 January 2014   The first formal business of 2014 in the NSW legislative Council was consideration of a Motion by NSW Liberal Party Member, Scot MacDonald MLC.The Legislative Council unanimously s... more details

University of New England Zoe's Law Forum - 3rd Feb 2014

Tue 14th Jan 2014

Zoe's Law Forum for Armidale  Scot MacDonald MLC has commended the University of New England, Armidale and its Law School for hosting a forum on the proposed Zoe's Law.  Zoe's Law is a proposed amendment to the NSW Crimes Act to extend the offence of Grievous Bodily Harm for the unlawful... more details