Robin Scott (politician)

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Robin Scott

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Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Preston
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded byMichael Leighton
Minister for Finance
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Preceded byRobert Clark
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Preceded byMatthew Guy
Personal details
Born (1973-01-23) 23 January 1973 (age 46)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Shaojie Scott

Robin David Scott (born 23 January 1973) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006, representing the seat of Preston.

Early life[edit]

Scott was born in Melbourne, Victoria, and received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics from La Trobe University.

While at La Trobe, Scott was involved in student politics and was one of the alleged conspirators of the SRC ballot rigging incident. Along with three other candidates facing charges, Scott withdrew his nomination.[1] Three of the accused, Larocca, Donnelly and Scott were subsequently hired in 1996 as electorate officers for the Australian Labor Party, with Scott becoming secretary of the party's Preston Branch.

Political career[edit]

In 2006, Robin Scott was selected as the Labor candidate for Preston, a safe seat being vacated by sitting member Michael Leighton. Scott has represented the seat since. Scott served as Victorian Labor's Shadow Minister for Finance and WorkCover after their loss at the 2010 state election. On 4 December 2014 he was sworn in as Minister for Finance and Minister for Multicultural Affairs in the first Andrews Ministry. Following the 2018 state election, Scott became Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Veterans in the second Andrews Ministry.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deputy Returning Officer's Report 1995" (PDF). Karsten Haley. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ Daniel Andrew’s new ministry list for his government’s second term

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Leighton
Member for Preston
2006–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Clark
Minister for Finance
2014–2018
Incumbent
Preceded by
Matthew Guy
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
2014–2018