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Adani under investigation by Department of Environment

Questions from Greens MP Michael Berkman in budget estimates this afternoon have revealed that the Department of Environment is currently investigating Adani over its Carmichael coal mine.


Premier refuses to rule out public funding for Galilee Basin coal mines. Again.

During Estimates today, Greens MP Michael Berkman has again asked the Premier to rule out supporting a NAIF loan or public funding for any coal mine in the Galilee Basin.


Calls for all political donations to be banned in Queensland

Time to end the influence of big money on politics


Development and donations speech

One of the major issues Maiwar locals have been consistently raising over the past few months is rampant, inappropriate, and unsustainable development in our community. I had the rare opportunity to raise these issues with the Queensland Parliament.


Budget 2018 reply speech

We must put people before profit and stand up to the corporate donor class.


Speech on Pig N Whistle pokies application

A couple of days ago I gave this speech in Parliament about the proposal for 45 pokies at the Pig N Whistle, Indooroopilly. The pub is a few metres from my office, close to childcare, schools, churches, and is part of the Indro shopping centre, a family-friendly hub. Community sentiment is absolutely opposed to this. Like me, the vast majority of people want the Pig to remain a place where people can gather to socialise in a fun and safe environment, not fall victim to addictive, dangerous gaming machines. I'm hopeful that we can defeat this proposal. Stay tuned.


Speech on Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2018

I spoke in support of the bill to address discrimination against transgender people. There is still work to be done but this is a step in the right direction.


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