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Question Time: raising the age of criminal responsibility

On Thursday 20 September 2018 Michael asked the Minister for Youth Justice (Di Farmer) whether Labor will support the call to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years old. 


Speech on Termination of Pregnancy Bill - second reading

Decriminalising abortion - second reading speech on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018


Safe, legal and free: Greens welcome abortion win and push for universal access

17 October 2018 Greens MP Michael Berkman has welcomed the passage of the bill to decriminalise abortion in Queensland.


Greens support safe, legal and free abortion as Committee Report released

5 October 2018 Greens MP Michael Berkman, a member of the Health Committee considering the bill to decriminalise abortion, has supported the Committee’s report adding further comments.


Speech against private women's prison

Speech opposing the new privatised women's prison at Gatton.


Speech in support of Larissa Waters' Senate appointment

My speech commending Larrissa Waters' appointment to the Senate.


Regulator knocked back shopping centre pokies 20 years ago

THE state’s gaming machine regulator knocked back an application for pokies at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s Pig N Whistle pub in 1998, a local MP says.


No more second chances: Greens call for Qld Labor to Stop Adani

Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman has called on Queensland Labor to scrap Adani after reports that Adani has illegally started work on the Carmichael mine.


Speech on Disability Services and Other Legislation

Here are a few thoughts on the rollout of the NDIS which is currently underway here in Brisbane.


Speech on fixing Estimates

On 22 August 2018 I spoke in Parliament calling for reform of the Budget Estimates process to increase accountability and transparency.


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