Hi! I'm Katinka.
I'm a life-long local, advocate and community-builder with experience in administration, customer service, and personal care work. I'm thrilled to be your Greens candidate for Cooper in the 2020 Queensland State election.
I grew up in this beautiful area, living and working across every suburb that encompasses Cooper. Settling into my professional working life, I have put my roots down in Bardon with my partner James, and our dog, Leo.
I've watched our community change and grow, as it has watched me grow. But, like most locals, I've also watched our political system perpetually work in the best interests of big business, rather than for you and me.
It doesn't have to be like this.
The future of Queensland should be sustainable, fair, and progressive. We can have a world-class, universal education and public health system, accessible and robust public services like childcare and public transport, cheap, sustainable renewable energy sources, and representatives that are guided by social justice and sustainability - not corporations' vested interests.
As your Cooper representative, I'll work for the interests of our community and put political decision-making back where it should be: in the hands of the people.
In 2017, the west side elected our first ever Greens representative, Michael Berkman, to the Queensland Parliament. With a Greens MP, we amplified the voices of the community to ban property developer donations. We saved the iconic Mount Cooth-tha from private development, and we showed how genuinely democratic, sustainable and fair politics works.
Imagine what we could do with Greens representatives working together in State Parliament, and next door to each other in Maiwar and Cooper.
Help us find out.