Independent for Yerrabi

My name is David Pollard and I’m running as an Independent for Yerrabi for the Legislative Assembly in 2024. Join me during the campaign to make sure your voice is represented in our government.

During my campaign I will be demanding the things that our community has been calling out for, that have gone unanswered for years. An Independent crossbench ensures the people always have a voice in our government.  I promise to work for the benefit of the people, not a political machine or their major donors.

I will continue to develop policy positions with the community, so reach out online, at my various public engagements, or follow me on social media to be part of the conversation.

– David Pollard


Do you trust the ACT Government? More importantly, do you feel they trust you? I believe the government and the people should be able to trust each other, and I believe that trust has broken down. One of us has to start to mend that trust, and I believe that should be the government. If they can demonstrate that they trust the people, then the people might start trusting the government again. Once we have established this mutual trust, we can work together for the betterment of our community – that’s what a democracy should be.


These are the key things that Canberrans should have. Happiness comes from having a secure roof over our heads, food on the table, connectedness to our community, and more. Our healthcare system needs to be a wholistic approach to our physical and mental wellbeing. Education at all ages and levels improves personal and societal outcomes. From preschool, we should be striving to be life-long learners, and have the opportunity for excellence. Finally, we should be an informed population. We should be told what our government is doing, is planning, and is considering. Nothing the government does should be a surprise to the people.


The major parties present their values and policy platforms every four years, and we have to choose one to implement their plan without question until the next election. Independents ask questions and refine the ongoing work of the Assembly to ensure that outcomes are community-focussed. Independents answer only to the community, on every single issue.