Western Australia has been Robin Scott’s home for 48 years. Born near Glasgow in Scotland, Robin came to Australia with his parents in 1970 and served a five-year electrical apprenticeship in Fremantle. In 1980 Robin started working in the mining industry in the Murchison area and since 1984 Robin operated his own electrical contracting business with workshops and offices in Mount Magnet, Meekatharra and Canningvale. Through hard work, the business became very successful and Robin will always be grateful to the employees and clients who contributed to his success.
Robin has two adult children and six grandchildren, a powerful motivation for Robin to maximise his contribution as a parliamentarian. “I have been interested in politics for the last thirty years and have been forced to vote at every election for the best of a bad bunch. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has now given me the opportunity to help repair our political system, defend our Australian way of life and maximise opportunities for fellow West Australians. The major parties have condoned the deterioration of our manufacturing industries and are slowly strangling our mining, agriculture and pastoral industries. We have every natural resource the world wants and we still can’t eliminate poverty in Australia, due to poor management by politicians.”
Hon Robin Scott MLC was sworn-in on 22 May 2017 as a Member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia, representing Mining and Pastoral Region for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Since then Pauline Hanson’s One Nation WA has earned its reputation as the party for jobs and the party for apprenticeships.
Highlights of the work of Hon Robin Scott MLC include:
- Moved the Disallowance Motion defeated the Government’s attempt to raise the Gold Royalty by 50%.
- Jointly persuaded the Government to retain the Exploration Incentive Scheme.
- Convinced Diggers and Dealers to re-instate the ‘Welcome to Country’.
- Strongly opposed the State Government’s Payroll Tax increase which was carried with the support of the Liberal Party.
- Still campaigning for an MRI for the Kalgoorlie Hospital with strong support from Senator Peter Georgiou.
- Advocating the PHON plan to subsidise apprenticeships by 75% in the first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year.
- Promoting reform of payroll tax for small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Businesses 100 km from Perth get 50% discount of payroll tax. Business 1,000km from Perth pay no payroll tax.
- Seeking improved health of residents of remote communities through access to clean water free of contaminants such as arsenic and uranium.