Growing up in a family of teachers inspired Elizabeth Scully to become an activist from a young age.
Working at the Parramatta Catholic Education Office as a part time communications officer, Elizabeth will stand for the ALP in Parramatta at next year’s state election.
“Being the child of two primary school teachers gave me a strong appreciation of the role of education and social change,” IEU member Elizabeth said.
“It’s part of my story and it wasn’t long before I joined my local (Labor) party.”
Elizabeth’s brother is also a teacher and IEU member in the independent system.
Elizabeth has three children, two of whom attend St Patrick’s Primary School, just around the corner from the CEO.
“I am passionate about education. It will be a strong part of my platform during the campaign.
“We’re about schools not stadiums,” Elizabeth said.
Pam Smith, a long time Parramatta based IEU officer, former Parramatta councillor and local activist, is a mentor and friend.
“Being an IEU member, it is very reassuring to know there’s someone at the end of the phone who I can get great advice from.”
Elizabeth is also a big supporter of ACTU Secretary Sally McManus, another Parramatta local.
“Obviously, being a member of a union, I support fairness in our industrial system.”