Barbara Mary Scott (nee Barnett) born 21 July 1939 in Subiaco, Western Australia is an Australian politician. She currently is the member of the Western Australian Legislative Council representing the South Metropolitan Region. Elected to Parliament in the 1993 state election and subsequently re-elected in the 1996, 2001 and 2005 state elections, she is a member of the Liberal Party. Scott grew up in the wheatbelt town of Walgoolan and after completing her teaching qualification she returned to the country as a teacher. After entering parliament Scott has acted as the shadow minister for Culture and the Arts (March 2005 - April 2006), shadow minister for Censorship and Children (March 2005 to present) and shadow minister for the Arts (April 2006 to present). In February 2008 Scott announced that she will retire from politics at the next state election and would not seek preselection.

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