Greens MP tables bill to scrap Ellis defence in Queensland to open up churches to legal action

Queensland would follow other states and abolish a legal loophole used by churches to evade lawsuits by child sexual abuse survivors, under a bill introduced by the state's sole Greens MP, Michael Berkman.

Second Reading Speech - Crime and Corruption Bill 2018

On Friday 1 November 2018, Michael gave the second reading speech on the Crime and Corruption Bill 2018. 

Question Time: Galilee Basin Bill, Adani and IPCC

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Michael asked the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy about the IPCCs climate projections with reference to Adani and the Galilee Basin.

Introductory speech - Civil Liaibility (Institutional Child Abuse) Bill 2018

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Michael spoke on the Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse) Amendment Bill.

Greens introduce emergency bill to stop all Galilee coal mines, including Adani

31 October 2018 In the wake of the IPCC Special Report this month, the Queensland Greens will today introduce an emergency bill to ban any coal mining in the Galilee Basin, including cancelling Adani’s mining lease and prohibiting the grant of any other mining leases.

Greens introduce a bill to implement urgent Royal Commission recommendations including reversing the Ellis Defence

31 October 2018 The Greens will today introduce a Bill to implement urgent recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to make sure survivors can hold institutions liable in court.

Protecting the Bicentennial Bikeway at Queens Wharf

In October 2018, Michael Berkman wrote to three State Labor Ministers seeking their help to protect the Bicentennial Bikeway from the Queens Wharf mega-casino project. 

Speech on the Mt Coot-tha zipline proposal

On Tuesday 30 October Michael spoke in Parliament about the inspiring community campaign to stop the Mt Coot-tha ziplne. 

Local residents vindicated by Department’s damning zipline assessment: Greens

Tues 23 October 2018 Local residents vindicated by Department’s damning zipline assessment: Greens

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