Terri Butler MP calls on Mr Hockey to come clean on cuts in Griffith

Member for Griffith Terri Butler MP today wrote to Treasurer Joe Hockey calling on him to immediately release the 900 pages of the Government’s Commission of Audit Report.

Ms Butler said the Abbott Government had been sitting on the final report for weeks and Mr Hockey owed it to the people of Griffith to come clean on what cuts are contained in the report.

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Ben Quilty - After Afghanistan - exhibition opening

The official war artist commissions, the longest running and largest art commissioning in Australia, provides us with an understanding of Australia’s experience in and at war. Each artist who spends time with the men and women of our defence force contributes to that understanding. Since the First World War, these artists have added their representation, their impressions of war adding to the array of interpretations of our wartime history.

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Abbott’s hospital tax another broken promise on health

Tony Abbott’s tax on hospital visits will mean Australians face greater out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, Terri Butler MP said today.

“First a GP tax, now Tony Abbott wants to introduce a Hospital tax,” she said.

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Abbott’s hospital cuts coming to the PA Hospital in Griffith

New analysis shows the Abbott Government has delivered a major blow to the PA Hospital and local health services in Griffith.

Tony Abbott has already shown his priority is to cut health funding and force every Australian to pay more.

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Dutton should pull Springborg into line

The Federal Member for Griffith, Terri Butler MP, today hosted a Health Stakeholders meeting in her electorate with Hon. Catherine King MP.

“Making sure everyone has access to healthcare is an important issue for everyone in Griffith, so I really appreciated Ms King taking time to meet with local stakeholders,” Ms Butler said.

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Abbott government cuts to legal services will hurt the most vulnerable

Cuts to community legal services will hurt society’s most vulnerable people, Member for Griffith Terri Butler MP said.

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Abbott government gives the green light to racism

Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act announced by the Abbott Government will significantly water down protections against racist hate speech in Australia. 

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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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