Meet Caroline Perks | The Greens (WA)

Meet Caroline Perks

By Sophie Greer
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Meet Caroline - a climate change policy expert and and a Perth local.
"I worked personally on some of the best climate change policies as part of a Federal Government department, then watched them unravel as the carbon price was repealed. That is when I realised that our old parties are not serving the interests of our community and the system is rigged towards big corporate and mining interests and that I needed to get involved politically.
I have experienced gender inequality in the workplace first hand. As a female expert in the field of climate change policy, I have had to fight against the systemic misogyny, pushing back on not being taken seriously, and being called ‘sweetheart’. Inequality for women isn’t just confined to the workplace, as your MP for Perth I would advocate on key issues that impact all women - domestic violence, the gender pay gap, and tax on tampons.
I want a world where people are not limited by where they were born or any other circumstances out of their control. I've seen our WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John face this and overcome it time and again. We need a fair and equitable society for all, and we need more people like Jordon. We need fair representation in Parliament – young women, refugees, and people from all socio-economic backgrounds – it's meant to be the Parliament of the people."