The latest instalment of Central Coast Newspapers’ video news features the Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald.
Mr MacDonald talks about how he was drawn into politics after being a small business person and surviving Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating’s “recession we had to have”. He entered the Liberal party and eventually made it to the NSW parliament’s upper house, the Legislative Council.
He has a broad-ranging portfolio including Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning. Mr MacDonald told Central Coast Newspapers ’ journalist, Jackie Pearson, that as a Parliamentary Secretary he can be completely focused on his specific regions whereas a Ministerial portfolio means resources and attention would have to be spread across the whole state. Mr MacDonald also reveals his thinking about the controversial Wallarah 2 coal mine and about the changes afoot for agricultural land on the Coast.
Source: Video Interview Scot MacDonald Tuesday, January 30 – Offices of Central Coast Newspapers – production Community News Partners