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The Liberal-National party’s pledge to relax criteria for two new casinos in regional Queensland is more proof they’re putting the interests of big donors before the community, says Michael Berkman, Greens candidate for Maiwar and state spokesperson. “Queensland already has the highest number of casinos in Australia, and the LNP are bizarrely promising to put… Read more »

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The Queensland Greens say they will stay and fight to give progressive voters a voice in Brisbane’s inner west after the Queensland Environment Minister abandoned the electorate to be parachuted into a safe seat. Former Queensland Senator and Queensland Greens convenor Andrew Bartlett said: “People in the inner west of Brisbane deserve a progressive voice… Read more »

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Environment Minister Steven Miles reached new heights of hypocrisy this morning calling for the coal industry to pay back millions of dollars it was supposed to spend on research but instead spent on advertisements lauding coal. Greens state spokesperson and candidate for Mount Coot-tha, Michael Berkman, says if Steven Miles is truly concerned about undue… Read more »

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Queensland Greens candidate and state spokesperson Michael Berkman says Queensland Labor must revoke Adani’s suitable operator status after a brief detailed the company’s disastrous ethical and environmental track record. “Bribery, corruption, power price rip-offs, diamond laundering, worker abuse, environmental destruction, tax evasion and sinking coal ships is all in a day’s work for Adani”, said… Read more »