Local environmental lawyer, former business owner and climate change advisor to be Pittwater’s voice at state election
Environmental lawyer and corporate climate change advisor Jacqui Scruby has announced her community-backed candidacy for the state electorate of Pittwater.
Scruby’s announcement comes as the controversial issue of oil and gas drilling just kilometres off the electorate’s coastline reared its head again, with the company announcing the project is “far from over”.
Scruby, 39, lives in Pittwater with her husband and two daughters and launched her campaign saying local people need a genuine voice representing them in state Parliament.
“I’m a mum, environmental lawyer, and most recently was an advisor to our wonderful federal independent MP, Sophie Scamps,” Scruby said.
“Having just worked with Dr Scamps to improve the Climate Change Act and usher in the new National Anti-Corruption Commission, I’ve seen first-hand how independents bring their community’s voice to Parliament. But the job is far from done.”
Scruby will advocate for strong climate action, restoring integrity and trust in state politics, and ensuring NSW’s economy is managed responsibly. Having been a small business owner herself, she will work hard to make sure the state government doesn’t stand in the way of the incredible small businesses in Pittwater. She’ll also advocate for equality and acknowledges that NSW Parliament has a way to go to reflect the NSW community.