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Speech against private women's prison

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


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 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.


Speech in Support of National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

On Wednesday 19 October 2018, Michael spoke in support of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018.


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.


Greens condemn shocking double standard for Adani protestors

Greens MP Michael Berkman has condemned the double standard of clamping down on peaceful protesters while the clock runs out to prosecute Adani for knowingly breaking the law.  


Greens welcome Adani prosecution - time to scrap it

5 September 2018 Greens MP Michael Berkman has welcomed the government’s decision to prosecute Adani for knowingly spilling toxic coal sludge in the Great Barrier Reef and is urging Labor to scrap the project.


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