Scott McLean

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Scott McLean, the state secretary of the forestry division of the Tasmanian branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, announced in June 2009 that he would seek Labor Party pre-selection for the seat of Bass.[1]

The Examiner's chief political reporter, Peter Wells, reported that McLean "said he would be hoping to provide a stronger voice for timber workers if elected to State Parliament, and would be running a campaign based on 'jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs'. 'There's no doubt that forestry and wood product workers want as much representation as they can get,' he said."[2]

Labor Premier David Bartlett welcomed McLean's bid for pre-selection, issuing a media release stating that "Scott is perhaps best-known for the high-profile role he has played in representing our timber workers and I’m sure his decision to nominate for pre-selection will be well-received among those for whom he has advocated so strongly ... He is a quality candidate who has a lot to offer and I believe many people in the community will identify with Scott’s blue-collar values and commitment to representing people at the ‘coal face’."[3]

Contact details

237 Wellington Street
Launceston TAS 7250
Tel: (03) 6331 7955
Fax: (03) 6334 2935

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  1. "Union boss turns to politics", ABC News, June 28, 2009.
  2. Peter Wells, "Two join the line for Labor preselection". The Examiner, June 27, 2009.
  3. David Bartlett, "Potential Bass Candidates Welcomed", Media Release, June 27, 2009.

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