Pay cut for front line public servants is stupid and short-sighted

The Queensland Greens have condemned the Labor government’s real pay cut for front line public servants. 

Greens support speedy legislation to implement Health Committee’s recommendation on VAD

In response to the Queensland Parliamentary Health Committee’s recommendation supporting legislation to allow Voluntary Assisted Dying, Michael Berkman is calling on Queensland Labor to legislate before the next election, starting with recalling Parliament: 

Let us get to work: Greens say recall Parliament to protect renters

In response to the National Cabinet decision to impose an eviction ban, Michael Berkman is calling on Queensland Labor to recall Parliament to protect renters. 

Cancelling Parliament is a health risk: we must protect renters and homeowners

Responding to Labor’s decision to advise the Speaker to cancel Queensland Parliament until 28 April, which was announced at 5.45pm today Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman said Parliament must sit, and that he is seeking to move amendments to protect renters as soon as possible: 

Greens say enough: time to close Qld schools

Queensland Green MP Michael Berkman has called for schools to be closed to students from Wednesday this week in light of serious safety concerns for teachers and staff, and the uncertainty caused by other States abandoning a national approach. 

Sale of Pig n Whistle is an opportunity to ditch the pokies

Local Greens MP Michael Berkman has responded to news that the Mantle Group is planning to sell the Indooroopilly Pig n Whistle where 45 pokies have been approved, after financial difficulties and underpayment scandals.  

Greens to introduce a bill for a state Big Bank Levy

In the lead-up to the Queensland State Budget, Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman has announced he will introduce a private member’s bill to establish a Big Bank Levy to raise $4.7 billion over four years to pay for health, education, public infrastructure and jobs.

Auditor General’s report shows that fracking companies getting a free hand

The Queensland Greens have responded to the Queensland Auditor General’s report exposing serious deficiencies in the regulation of coal seam gas fracking companies by the Queensland government. 

Massive missed opportunity as Labor fails on cannabis legalisation

Greens MP Michael Berkman responded to Labor’s Friday afternoon announcement that they would not adopt the expert recommendation to legalise cannabis and MDMA. 

Fixing the 375 and 475 Buses in Bardon

Brisbane’s west side is notoriously poorly served by Translink’s bus network, meaning many locals choose to drive and peak hour traffic is significant. I'm supporting local residents in the western part of Bardon advocating for better buses on the 375 and 475 routes, including a direct connection with Toowong train station. 

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