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Locations for green bridges announced: time to buy back the ABC site

Greens MP Michael Berkman has responded to Brisbane City Council’s announcement of the draft locations for four of the five new green bridges proposed in Brisbane. 


Queensland Labor must not approve new thermal coal mining at Acland Stage 3

Greens MP Michael Berkman has responded to reports today that the Queensland Labor Cabinet will soon approve the Stage 3 expansion of the Acland coal mine near Oakey on the Darling Downs. 


Calls for transport and pedestrian safety improvements for the Queensland Academy of Science, Maths & Technology

Greens MP for Maiwar Michael Berkman held a meeting on Friday 1 November with stakeholders to develop a transport strategy for QASMT after the school raised concerns about safety and accessibility for their students. 


Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade: Letter to Locals

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the notorious Indooroopilly roundabout, which can be confusing, dangerous and hostile to cyclists and pedestrians. I support making it safer and I’m glad Council is progressing this upgrade. Unfortunately, I believe Council’s two proposed options are far too narrow and don’t prioritise public transport, walking and cycling. I also don’t believe Council is offering our community enough input. 


Greens welcome Labor’s step towards removing the toxic influence of big money in politics

Greens MP Michael Berkman has welcomed Queensland Labor’s announcement today that they will cap political donations and expenditure and increase public funding, but called on them to ban all corporate donations and cash-for-access meetings. 


Submission on sale of public land at Stamford Rd Indooroopilly

On 28 October 2019 Michael made a submission to the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy about the proposed sale of a 700m2 section of Stamford Rd Indooroopilly. 


Labor’s attack on peaceful protest passes, but climate crisis remains

After Queensland Labor’s laws cracking down on peaceful protest passed the Queensland Parliament, the Greens urged the government to act on climate change rather than dragging Queensland back to the Joh era. 


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


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