• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00561

Scott, Barbara Mary

(1939 – )
  • Born 21 July, 1939, Merredin Western Australia Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


Barbara Scott was elected to the Thirty-fourth Parliament of Western Australia as the Liberal Party member of the Legislative Council for South Metropolitan Region on 6 February 1993 for term commencing 22 May 1993. She was re-elected in 1996, 2001 and 2005 (for term commencing 22 May 2005). She retired 21 May 2009.


Barbara Barnett was born in Merredin, Western Australia, in 1939, to Lesley Barnett and his wife Eileen. She attended Sacred Heart High School in Mount Lawley, then Claremont Teachers’ College, graduating in 1958. She married Michael Scott in 1969. Barbara Scott joined the Claremont branch of the Liberal Party of Australia in 1984, and was elected to the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia for the South Metropolitan Region in1993. She was re-elected in 1996, 2001 and 2005, and retired on 21 May 2009.


Published resources

  • Resource
  • Book Section
    • Making a Difference: Women in the West Australian Parliament 1921-1999, Black, David and Phillips, Harry, 2000

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