Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Local representative team meets Parliamentary Secretary for Defence over Bulimba Barracks site

With Di Farmer MP and Cr Shayne Sutton

The future of the Bulimba Barracks site was under discussion at meeting of local Labor representatives, the federal Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, and Defence Department officials today.

Local members Terri Butler MP, Federal Member for Griffith, Di Farmer MP, State Member for Bulimba, and Cr Shayne Sutton, Councillor for Morningside ward, met the parliamentary secretary, officials, and the site’s commanding officer, at the Barracks site this afternoon.

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High Household Debt Hits Household Budgets

Abbott Government Budget measures would put further cost of living pressure on households already struggling with high levels of household debt, Terri Butler MP said.

New research by finder.com.au has found that household debt on credit cards and personal loans has reached over $101 billion.

“Households are already struggling to make ends meet. The Abbott Government’s unfair policies make the situation even worse,” Terri Butler said.

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Submission to the data retention bill inquiry

The data retention bill is controversial. It's proposed that carriers and carriage service providers retain all customers' metadata for two years. The government hasn't pinned down the exact dataset which will determine the data to be retained, and it doesn't have a clear idea of how much this will all cost. I've made a submission to the inquiry into the bill, raising these and other issues.

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