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Katie Gompertz is the Labor candidate for Berowra in NSW for the 2019 federal election. Katie is an author and a regular writer on women's equality. She believes that one person can make a difference. For the last three years, she has been writing a week column for the South Sydney Herad. The column focuses on issues such as womens rights, financial abuse, the way society and the media treat women among many others. Katie has just released her debut novel None So Blind which explores the ramifications of a hard right conversative government in Australia. She has three young children and she feels they deserve to be left with a better world than we currently offer them. She is proudly pro choice and feels passionately about de-stigmatising women's rights, abortion rights, mental health and violence against women and feels the best way to do that is to engage in meaningful debate and by putting up good policy at every level of government. Katie is a passionate supporter of the arts and she engages across the arts sector for better art policy with a special interest in education and diversity. She holds a Master of Arts and currently works in the Digital Media and Insurance sector.
Katie is being mentored by Susan Templeman, the current Member for Macquarie.
"In order to tackle violence against women we have to stop rewarding men for surface behaviour. Like having morning teas or men only panels only International Women’s Day to talk about how to stop violence. Men shouldn’t be rewarded for a) turning up and b) just doing the right thing. We need more than tokenism and piecemeal help."