On Tuesday 22 October 2019, Michael gave a speech on the government's Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill. Michael had separately introduced his own Private Members Bill called Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse) Amendment Bill 2018. On 22 October 2019, just before debate on the government's bill commenced, the government announced that they would amend their own Bill to include some key changes which Michael had proposed in his Bill. This was a significant win for survivors and advocates, and it's thanks to their hard work over many years. You can read the speech below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard), or watch it HERE.