Mr David Anthony Edward Scaife MLA BA (Hons); LLB; LLM;
Acting Speaker, Western Australian Legislative Assembly
David Anthony Edward Scaife was elected as a Labor member for Cockburn in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly at the 2021 state election. He has been the Acting Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 4 May 2021.
David Scaife is a former IR lawyer and small business operator turned advocate for his local community Cockburn. He is always keen to chat and support others pursuing progressive change. In opening Day 2 of the 2022 WA Wetlands Conference, the minister, in his address spoke about the power of partnerships in safeguarding and rehabilitating wetlands:
"Partnerships—people working together—brings expertise and knowledge, brings skills and opinions to the table and makes any community or campaign more resilient in the face of any setbacks (such as those faced in the fight to preserve the Beeliar wetlands), and ultimately succeed. We have to be mindful to hang on to the progress that has been made. This conference will help expand the efforts of these groups to protect and enhance all of our wetlands around Perth and Western Australia. We have to get better at the science of managing wetlands for our future. I hope that this conference for all of you is a shot in the arm and I hope you come out of this reinvigorated, inspired and reconnected. Let's use it not only to learn new things but also to strengthen or reconnect relationships and partnerships because it's only by working together that we can make and protect the type of lasting change that we've achieved in the Beeliar Wetlands and enhance the environment and all of our wetlands for future generations "