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About Katinka

Hi! I’m Katinka, and I’m your Greens candidate for Cooper in the 2020 Queensland State election. 

I’m a life-long local, advocate, and community-builder, with experience in administration, customer service, and personal care work. 

I grew up in this beautiful area, living and working across every suburb in this electorate. Settling into my professional working life, I've 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 I’ve also witnessed our political system work in the best interests of power-hungry politicians and their corporate donors, rather than the people I care about and the communities to which I belong. 

It doesn’t have to be like this. Politicians should work with us for the betterment of our lives, our communities, and our neighbourhoods, to deliver a Queensland that is sustainable, equitable, and progressive.

We can have world class, universal education and public health systems; accessible and robust public services like childcare and public transport; cheap, sustainable renewable energy sources; and representatives that are guided by social justice- rather than by corporate interests and the profits of the mega-wealthy.

I wish to amplify the voices of everyday people to demand an equitable future and put political decision-making back where it should be: in the hands of the people.

For more information about our history, principles, and policies, you can visit the Queensland Greens' website.

Thanks for reading, and can't wait to meet you.

Katinka.