"... we released a policy that's costed at delivering $1.9 billion in revenue over the forward estimates. And that was about a series of measures in respect of multinational tax evasion. The primary one, I think you mentioned before, was actually about thin capitalisation - which is, in other words, about how much debt a company can load up to their Australian businesses versus how much debt they have globally. And as you probably know, you can get some tax breaks on up to 60% of your Australian debt, so if you look at the world-wide gearing ratio, then that's going to be a much more accurate way of working out how much tax people should be paying here in Australia."Read more
Terri's submission to the data retention bill enquiry: http://www.terributlermp.com/submission_to_the_data_retention_bill_inquiry
The parliamentary advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014: http://goo.gl/tWvPnU
Terri's speech to Parliament on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014.
You can watch this speech on Youtube: https://youtu.be/UDzjXFWugx4Read more
The Member for Griffith, Terri Butler MP, today called on the Abbott Government to celebrate National Playgroup Week, by restoring funding to vital families and children services such as playgroups.
“The Week’s theme is Connecting Communities through Play, highlighting the contribution playgroups make to Australian communities and the importance of play for children in the vital early years,” Terri Butler said.Read more
TERRI BUTLER MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH
DI FARMER MP
STATE MEMBER FOR BULIMBA
CR SHAYNE SUTTON
COUNCILLOR FOR MORNINGSIDE WARD
Local representative team meets Parliamentary Secretary for Defence over Bulimba Barracks site
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.Read more
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.
“Households are already struggling to make ends meet. The Abbott Government’s unfair policies make the situation even worse,” Terri Butler said.Read more
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.Read more
The Health Minister’s back down on changes to Medicare rebates is a win for patients and doctors but the fight for Medicare is not over, Terri Butler MP said.
“The community will welcome the Abbott Government’s sudden back down on their savage cuts to the Medicare rebate. However, the Prime Minister is still committed to taxing families when they visit the GP,” Terri Butler said.Read more
South Siders are just now discovering the impact Tony Abbott’s GP tax will have on their household budgets and their health, Terri Butler MP said.
“The community rejected the government’s GP tax so Tony Abbott has moved to undermine Medicare by sneaking regulations through the backdoor,” Terri Butler said.Read more
Federal MPs Craig Laundy (Liberal), Terri Butler (ALP), Adam Bandt (Greens) and Zhenya "Dio" Wang (PUP) as well as ACTU President Ged Kearney may hold a range of political opinions, but they share a simple message: racism and hate have no place in Australian politics, or Australian life.
These leaders from across the political spectrum share the desire of all Australians to affirm the value of inclusion following the Sydney siege tragedy.Read more