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Tricare development approval a loss for community

Greens MP says approval of Tricare development in Taringa is a sign our planning laws are broken


Letter to Premier calling for political donations and spending caps

On 5 September 2019, Michael wrote to the Premier notifying her of his intention to introduce a private members' bill to cap political donations and campaign spending, and calling on the Premier to support these reforms to get big money out of politics in Queensland. 


Cost of new ticketing system dwarfs cost of cheaper fares

Queensland Parliament will debate the Personalised Transport Ombudsman Bill 2019 this week, which deals with the new public transport ticketing system to be delivered by private company Cubic. 


Bardon locals calling for safe crossing at Macgregor Tce

After hearing from concerned locals, Greens Member for Maiwar Michael Berkman asked the Transport Minister to address this major safety issue.


Contribution to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

On Thursday 22 August, Michael commented on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, citing that although it rightfully acknowledges that detaining children is undesirable in all circumstances, it does not adequately protect the liberties of the child from neither the point of criminal justice proceedings or following.


Qld’s housing system is broken - Greens MP

Michael Berkman calls for more social housing


Greens condemn Labor’s latest attack on peaceful protesters

Queensland Labor is now going to shocking and dangerous lengths to shut down dissent and hide its hypocrisy on climate change.


Contribution to the Appropriation Bill Debate

On Tuesday 20 August, Michael spoke on the Appropriation Bill, expressing his concerns regarding a number of issues associated with the estimates hearings and voicing his dismay at the lack of accountability embedded in the process.


Estimates Hearing: New Inner West Brisbane School, NAPLAN and Transition from Fossil Fuels

On Thursday 1 August, Michael posed questions to the Hon. Grace Grace, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, on a new inner west Brisbane school and NAPLAN, and to the Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills, on transitioning away from fossil fuels.


Estimates Hearings: Great Barrier Reef, Military Use of Autonomous Drones and Adani Project

On Wednesday 31 July, Michael posed questions to the Director General of the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, the Hon. Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games, and the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Science. The points of inquiry concerned Great Barrier Reef protections, autonomous drone use by the Australian Military and source aquifer of the Doongmabulla Springs respectively.


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