Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

Local mum Jacqui Scruby is standing up for us this state election

Hi Northern Beaches Mums, I’m Jacqui Scruby – a local mum, former small business owner, and environmental lawyer who’s running as an independent candidate for Pittwater at the upcoming state election. 

My husband, two wonderful girls and I love living in this incredible corner of the world. From the beaches to the bush, it is our home and I will do everything I can to protect it. My parents live here and my grandfather was one of the first principals of Pittwater High.

Throughout my career I’ve always looked for ways to prepare our community, our economy, and our country for a carbon-free future. I’ve worked as an environmental lawyer at the Environmental Defenders’ Office, and have also advised governments and major companies on climate risk and decarbonisation.

Most recently, I worked with our local MP, Dr Sophie Scamps, to improve the new Climate Change Act and usher in the new National Integrity Commission. Sophie’s leadership has launched a bright new era of local representation which puts people before parties. Backed by the community that was tired of politics as usual, Sophie has quickly become our authentic voice in federal Parliament. 

For too long, Pittwater has been taken for granted by the Liberal Party, and it’s time to give our community a voice in state Parliament. As a community-led independent, I will always vote in the interests of our community, not in a party’s best interests. 

From our beaches to our forests, I will vote to protect Pittwater. We are blessed with the best renewable energy resources in the world, so we should step up as a leader on climate action and enact a 75% by 2030 emissions reduction target. I will fiercely fight any proposal — like PEP-11 — that would see oil and gas mining right off our coastline.

I will also work to save our koalas from extinction by calling for the end of native forest logging. 

I will work to restore trust and honesty in NSW politics and ensure taxpayer money is spent responsibly. The NSW ICAC shouldn’t be this busy. The Liberal/National coalition should be focused on creating clean energy jobs, not creating jobs for mates like John Barilaro. They should be focused on voting to help those suffering from gambling addiction — not the gambling industry. And with state debt repayments spiralling, they simply must stop wasting taxpayer money on rorts that serve party interests and not ours. 

As a previous small business owner, I can appreciate how hard the small business owners in our community have worked, particularly over the past few years. Prices are rising, and times are tough. It’s in times like these that we need community representatives in Parliament who know what it’s like to run a business and get things done.

It would be a privilege to represent Pittwater.

Join Jacqui Scruby and host Amelia Phillips at 8.00pm on Wednesday, 22 March – just days out from the election – to hear a local mum’s plans to give our community a voice in state politics. Event details here.