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Councillor Kara Cook
Kara Cook has been the Councillor for Morningside since January 2018 and is committed to being a strong voice for the local community.
Kara grew up in Regional Queensland learning the value of a strong community. Kara and her husband Josh, and their two children Eden and Rita, reside in Norman Park and have been local residents for over 5 years.
Before becoming Councillor, Kara’s background in Law lead her to specialise in Domestic Violence, having founded Australia’s first expert Domestic Violence law firm, Cook Legal. Kara is also a committed volunteer in fundraising for DV Connect Pets in Crisis Program. As the former Vice President at the Queensland Law Society and Principal Solicitor of the Women’s Legal Service in Queensland, Kara will fight for her local community on the issues that are important to the Morningside Ward.
Kara completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Management in 2008. Kara has been awarded; the Women Lawyers Association of Qld Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year, one of the YMCAs 125 Leading Women, the Law Council of Australia’s Australian Young Lawyer of the Year, one of the Courier Mail 50 Best and Brightest in Qld, one of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Best Lawyers under 30 and most recently in 2017, National Mumprenuer of the Year in the Emerging Category.
As the Councillor for the Morningside Ward, Kara is a strong supporter of her local community groups and is a member of a number of local community organisations, including Beelarong Community Farm, South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and the Norman Park Playgroup.
Kara is committed to fighting for the local area of Morningside Ward on key issues like transport and traffic congestion, over-development and for better local infrastructure.
Following the 2018 by-election, Kara was appointed Shadow Chair for Council’s Lifestyle and Community Services Committee and a member of the Public and Active Transport Committee.
Contact Ward Office
|Morningside Ward Office
Councillor Kara Cook
Ground Floor, 63 Oxford Street
Bulimba Qld 4171
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
|Phone: 07 3407 8200
Fax: 07 3407 8205