Councillor Kara Cook - Morningside Ward

As your local councillor, I care deeply about our local area and the people living here.  We live in one of the best parts of Brisbane and I will be a strong voice for our community.

 

I want to know about the issues impacting you and I will always do my best to help wherever I can.

 

I also love to support our local schools, sports clubs and community organisations.

 

I’m here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kara Cook

Today is Domestic Violence Remembrance Day.

I took time tonight to reflect and remember all of the women and children that I have personally heard stories from who have suffered and survived abuse in so many forms; physical, emotional, sexual, financial.

I also remember those who have been murdered by current or former partners.

Sometimes the task of ending Domestic Violence feels overwhelming but we must not lose hope and keep fighting every day to ensure women and children can live free from violence.
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During May Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is running a 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Campaign.

Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic respiratory disease. Children are diagnosed at birth and face life-long relentless physiotherapy and daily treatment of what is sadly, often a short life. There is no cure.

Any donations to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland are critical to ensure their ongoing work to support cystic fibrosis sufferers, their families and their careers. Please support them if you can at 65rosescfqld.raisely.com/ #65roses
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Today is historic. It’s the first hybrid Council meeting of Brisbane City Council. I was so proud to initiate this change last year and thank the community for supporting me to get this change made. Today, I asked Council to go one step further and introduce parental leave for Councillors. Unfortunately the LNP Mayor and LNP Councillors did not support my motion. I’ll keep up the fight to make Council more accessible and diverse not just because it’s the right thing to do but because a more diverse Council will make our City a better place. ... See MoreSee Less

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