On 13 May 2015, Terri spoke in the debate on a bill that would have the effective of reducing legal rights for people in privately-run detention centres.Read more
Labor has announced a policy that will ensure Australia’s retirement savings system is fair and sustainable into the future, Terri Butler MP said.
“Saving $14.3 billion over 10 years, these changes are good for fairness and they are good for the Budget,” Terri Butler said.Read more
Every day, households around Australia grapple with cost-of-living pressures. Labor believes the Federal Government should do what it can to help ease those pressures. But last year's Federal Budget - the Abbott Government's first - contained measures that would make it even harder for people to maintain their living standards.
The changes to pensions, the cuts to family payments, the cuts to child care, family day care and outside school hours care, the proposal to uncap university fees, the petrol tax and the GP tax were all surprise measures in the Abbott Government's first Budget. And they were all measures that would affect middle-class and more vulnerable households' ability to meet their cost-of-living.Read more
Reports of an arson incident at a Queensland mosque yesterday are deeply concerning, Terri Butler MP said.
“My office has been in touch with the Holland Park Islamic Society, to express my concern and support for the Muslim members of our local community,” she said.
“Freedom of religion, and support for multiculturalism, are Australian values.
“Thankfully, in our community, there is vastly more support for religious freedom and multiculturalism, than opposition to those values.
“Hate and vilification have no place in our modern and welcoming society,” she said.
Local Representatives Call on Abbott Government to Fund Local Infrastructure for Barracks Development
TERRI BUTLER MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH
DI FARMER MP
STATE MEMBER FOR BULIMBA
CR SHAYNE SUTTON
COUNCILLOR FOR MORNINGSIDE WARD
Local elected representatives Councillor Shayne Sutton, Di Farmer MP and Terri Butler MP have called on the Federal Government to allocate 10 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of the Bulimba Barracks towards local infrastructure improvements.
The representatives said this is only way to ensure local roads and community infrastructure is upgraded in a timely manner to cope with the population increase expected from the site’s conversion.Read more