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Qld should stop propping up coal and invest in communities: Greens

Greens Co-Deputy Leader Larissa Waters and Queensland Greens Member for Maiwar Michael Berkman have called on the Queensland Government to rule out a delayed royalty plan for Adani after the deadline for an agreement passed.


Pedestrian and Public Transport Improvements in Fig Tree Pocket

Michael wrote to Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner in August 2019 calling for several improvements to public transport and pedestrian safety in Fig Tree Pocket, including:


Greens MP highlights school overcrowding

Michael Berkman not surprised Maiwar schools are in new list of overcrowded schools


Michael Berkman responds to Premier's comments on "dangerous devices"

Greens MP concerned over government's new laws cracking down on legitimate protest


New anti-protest laws are a dangerous stunt - Greens MP

The Labor State Government has today introduced legislation giving Police extra powers to “crack down” on peaceful protesters. 


Greens MP Michael Berkman and Senator Larissa Waters to attend climate strike

Greens representatives will join the climate strike today. Michael Berkman is closing his office for the afternoon to attend with his children and staff. 


Greens MP says Council has broken its promise on Hawken Lane

Local residents are angry at Brisbane City Council for failing to retain access to local lane.


Contribution to the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

On Wednesday 18 September, Michael spoke on the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, supporting the broader protection the proposed legislation entails but criticising those opposite him in the house who fail to accept the underpinning empiricism outlining the grim future projections of the reef's health.


Question to the Premier on Global Climate Strike

On Wednesday 18 September, Michael posed a question to the Premier concerning the Global Climate Strike, specifically whether she would openly support public servants that had decided to participate in the forthcoming Brisbane event. Her response afforded the proper credence to the direct causation of climate change and an increasing rate of natural disasters, but disappointingly opted to request that those interested in attending do so within the allotted break hours of their work schedule - highlighting an ignorance to both the principles of civil protest and the magnitude of climate change.


Community meets to discuss Centenary Motorway noise pollution

Noise from Centenary Motorway having serious impacts on local residents.


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