Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Turnbull Government Dragging Its Heels on Nation Building Infrastructure

With Steven Miles MP

The Turnbull Government is dragging its heels on approving the nation building Petrie University proposal that will see hundreds of kids get a university education closer to home.  

Queensland Health Minister and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said that Queensland's Labor members, state and federal, would stand together to fight the Turnbull cuts.

"Labor will always fight for a better education for our kids. 

"Peter Dutton thinks that's juvenile. (Pine Rivers Press 18 January) "There’s nothing juvenile about demanding kids who grow up around here have the same education opportunities as other regions.

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Unsung heroes of Griffith to be honoured this Sunday

The Southside’s unsung heroes will be honoured this Sunday at the Griffith Australia Day Awards, hosted each year by Terri Butler MP.

“This year the 19th annual Griffith Australia Day Awards will acknowledge the wonderful work of our local heroes – from environmental lawyers to dedicated musicians, to keen gardeners and effective P&C leaders, the Southside has it all,” Ms Butler said.

Each year Ms Butler selects outstanding community members to form a committee, who then carefully consider who should be conferred a Griffith Australia Day Award from a large number of nominations.

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10,000 to miss out on a uni place because of Liberals' cuts

With Catherine King MP

Data released today by Universities Australia indicates that 10,000 people could miss out on a uni place this year because of Malcolm Turnbull’s $2.2 billion of cuts. 

This is a cruel blow to the thousands of Year 12 graduates who studied so hard to get into uni.  

In 2017, Labor blocked the Liberals’ uni cuts in the Senate.  But just a few weeks ago Malcolm Turnbull by-passed the Parliament and announced billions of dollars in back door uni cuts instead.

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