Scott is deeply committed to representing the people of Wright and believes in hard work and a fair go for everyone.
These values continue to underpin every endeavour he undertakes as Federal Member for Wright – a position he has held since he was elected to the newly-created seat in 2010.
Scott understands the unique issues faced in rural and outer-suburban communities. He lives rurally in the electorate and was born and raised in regional Queensland.
Scott knows the value of money along with the pressures of making good financial decisions without waste. He worked in the agri-finance sector, spending years in the banking industry with a focus on agricultural and commercial industries.
While working to build his own transport business, Scott served in the community as a Director of Lifeline Community Care. This gave him a deeper understanding of the difficulties and challenges of raising a family – especially with increasing costs and pressures.
Scott’s business background has made him a staunch advocate for local small businesses. He founded the Parliamentary Friends of Small Business to give small business issues a higher priority and he is Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Works.
He is Secretary of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Agriculture and has long campaigned for a better deal for local dairy farmers, truck drivers and horticulturists
Scott understands that getting the economy right is crucial to delivering vital services, lower taxes and a safety net for those who need it.
He serves as Secretary on the Coalition Backbench Committee on Economics and Finance. He is also serving his third term on the House Joint Standing Committee on Economics. This committee has oversight over the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Reserve Bank, the Foreign Investment Review Board, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Securities Exchange and other review bodies.
In August 2018, Scott was appointed to the Morrison Ministry as Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport. He brings his diverse experience in the transport business sector and his deep understanding of regional issues to the role.
Like most local residents, Scott’s work ethic means getting up early and going to bed late – it’s what helps him meet as many people as possible and continue to make a meaningful contribution to Government policy initiatives.
As an active voice in Parliament, Scott takes every opportunity to highlight the achievements of local residents and fight for the things that really matter.