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Local residents vindicated by Department’s damning zipline assessment: Greens

Tues 23 October 2018 Local residents vindicated by Department’s damning zipline assessment: Greens


Queensland MP calls for rental increase cap of 1 per cent per year

Queenslanders should only face rent hikes of up to 1 per cent a year and evicting tenants for "no grounds" would be banned, under a Greens push for renters' rights legislation.


Speech on the latest IPCC report

I spoke in Parliament about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent report calling for urgent action.


Question Time: raising the age of criminal responsibility

On Thursday 20 September 2018 Michael asked the Minister for Youth Justice (Di Farmer) whether Labor will support the call to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years old. 


Speech on Termination of Pregnancy Bill - second reading

Decriminalising abortion - second reading speech on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018


Speech against private women's prison

Speech opposing the new privatised women's prison at Gatton.


Speech in support of Larissa Waters' Senate appointment

My speech commending Larrissa Waters' appointment to the Senate.


Regulator knocked back shopping centre pokies 20 years ago

THE state’s gaming machine regulator knocked back an application for pokies at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s Pig N Whistle pub in 1998, a local MP says.


No more second chances: Greens call for Qld Labor to Stop Adani

Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman has called on Queensland Labor to scrap Adani after reports that Adani has illegally started work on the Carmichael mine.


Speech on Disability Services and Other Legislation

Here are a few thoughts on the rollout of the NDIS which is currently underway here in Brisbane.


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