Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Mr Abbott has his priorities wrong on paid parental leave

Member for Griffith Terri Butler says Mr Abbott has his priorities wrong with his expensive and inequitable paid parental leave scheme.

“There’s much to be done to make quality childcare, that meets parents’ and children's needs, affordable and accessible,” Ms Butler said in a speech to the Parliament on Wednesday night.

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Abbott government has no plans to reduce aircraft noise

Member for Griffith Terri Butler says many Griffith residents will be disappointed by the decision of the Abbott Government not to trial a night-time curfew at Brisbane Airport.

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Speech about the importance of community language schools in maintaining heritage and language

It’s a pleasure to be here to support the Ethnic Schools Association Queensland as you mark 17 years. As always, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we gather, and I pay my respects to elders past and present.

I understand that our country has more than 1,000 community language schools, which provide language maintenance in 69 languages to in excess of 100,000 school age children. That’s a remarkable achievement, and an important one.

Australia is a truly multicultural and diverse society. Our nation is richer for its multiculturalism.

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