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Extinction crisis - a referendum on the future

On Tuesday 14 May 2019 Michael gave a speech in Parliament about the extinction and climate crisis.


Second reading speech on Greens bill to ban corporate political donations

On Tuesday 14 May 2019, Michael gave a second reading speech on his bill to ban all corporate donations in Queensland, the Electoral Legislation (Political Donations) Amendment Bill.


Planning for better public and active transport on the west side

On 3 May 2019, Michael wrote to the State government outlining his priorities for public and active transport planning for the west side. 


Celebrating our zipline win

On Wednesday 1 May 2019 Michael gave a speech in Parliament celebrating the community's win against the Mt Coot-tha zipline proposal.


Voting for people in prison a step forward, but practical barrier remain

Thursday 2 May 2019 In response to the government’s announcement yesterday that people in prison will get the right to vote in State and local government elections, Greens MP Michael Berkman said: 


Speech on the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

On Wednesday 1 May, Michael spoke on the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, raising a number of concerns about the dangerous, unintended consquences this bill may have.


Qld Labor and LNP on a unity ticket supporting Adani

Thursday 18 April 2019 A Labor-dominated Queensland Parliamentary committee has recommended that the Greens Bill to stop all coal mining in the Galilee Basin, including Adani, should not be passed. Labor and LNP members were unanimous in opposing the Bill.


Question Time: New School for the West Side

On Wednesday 3 April 2019 Michael asked the Minister for Education, Grace Grace, about planning for a new school for the west side. The Minister's answer that "all options are on the table" was encouraging, but still a long way from real investment.


Speech on Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

On Wednesday 3 April 2019, Michael spoke on the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.


Speech on Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

On Tuesday 2 April 2019, Michael Berkman spoke on the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.


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