Queensland's ban on PFAS firefighting foam questioned by professor

Queensland's looming ban on firefighting foams containing toxic PFAS chemicals could falter because a lack of suitable, non-toxic alternatives, a leading chemistry academic warns.

Speech on Ipswich City Council dissolution

I spoke in Parliament on the government's bill to dissolve the Ipswich City Council. 

Customers risk scraping bums on Brisbane zipline

TOPOGRAPHICAL data of Mt Coot-tha has revealed two hills right in the middle of the route of what is proposed to be, by far, the longest zipline in Australia.

Adani under investigation by Department of Environment

Questions from Greens MP Michael Berkman in budget estimates this afternoon have revealed that the Department of Environment is currently investigating Adani over its Carmichael coal mine.

Health Minister’s “wait and hope” approach to free abortion access not good enough

31 July 2018 Greens MP Michael Berkman has called on Labor to plan for free, universal access to abortion services after the Health Minister outlined a “wait and hope” approach to reducing out-of-pocket costs.

Premier refuses to rule out public funding for Galilee Basin coal mines. Again.

During Estimates today, Greens MP Michael Berkman has again asked the Premier to rule out supporting a NAIF loan or public funding for any coal mine in the Galilee Basin.

Calls for all political donations to be banned in Queensland

Time to end the influence of big money on politics

Development and donations speech

One of the major issues Maiwar locals have been consistently raising over the past few months is rampant, inappropriate, and unsustainable development in our community. I had the rare opportunity to raise these issues with the Queensland Parliament.

Budget 2018 reply speech

We must put people before profit and stand up to the corporate donor class.

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