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Scott Farlow, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (Leader of the House) in the Legislative Council

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Scott Farlow was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in March 2015.

Born and bred in Sydney’s Inner West, Scott was educated at Homebush Public School and Sydney Technical High School.

Scott became the first person from his family to attend university, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Following a great love and interest in Liberal politics, Scott joined the Sydney University Liberal Club on his first day of University and the Liberal Party soon after. With a strong commitment to Liberal policies and beliefs, Scott was the longest-serving President of the NSW Young Liberal movement and served as an Urban Representative on the NSW Liberal Party’s State Executive.

stood and was elected to Strathfield Council at the age of 20. He later became the youngest mayor in the nation at the age of 23 and served as the President of the Inner Metropolitan Region of Councils.

In business, Scott has worked across a range of companies in the private sector in the communications, public affairs, finance, legal and accounting professions. In this work he has provided advice to CEOs and executives of some of Australia’s largest companies and well-known global multinationals.

Within the political arena, Scott also has served as a political adviser to a State Liberal leader, frontbenchers and Federal Members of Parliament.

Scott lives in Lindfield and is married to Penny with a young son, Christian.