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.
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."
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’."
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Media Releases by McLean
- Scott McLean, "Scott McLean … Labor for Bass", Media Release, June 27 2009.
- Annie Guest, "Labor still smarting after CFMEU rift over forestry policy", The World Today, ABC Radio National, October 12, 2004.
- Felicity Ogilvie, "Greens call for timber inquiry", The World Today, ABC Radio National, July 26, 2007.
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