Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

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The Bille Brown Theatre project

Above: Queensland Theatre Executive Director Amanda Jolly, Terri Butler MP, and Venue & Operations Supervisor Julian Messer.

Queensland deserves its fair share of federal arts funding.

Queenslanders pay nearly 20 per cent of the nation’s individual taxes but receive only around 6 per cent of core arts funding. We don't get our fair share when it comes to Australia Council grants, either.

The Commonwealth should make a direct financial contribution to Queensland Theatre’s remodelling of the Bille Brown Studio, right here on the Southside.

The Bille Brown Studio project is a milestone for Queensland Theatre, and will provide a more versatile theatre space for local and visiting productions. It's exciting to have the Theatre in our local area, and it's wonderful to see such great locally-developed and produced shows, like My Name is Jimi, and The Longest Minute, telling stories that matter to Queenslanders. The Commonwealth should show its support for our homegrown Queensland talent.

Congratulations to World Wellness Group

Member for Griffith Terri Butler MP will attend tonight's thank you function for individuals and businesses that have helped World Wellness Group move into a bigger clinic.

Since opening in 2012, World Wellness Group has provided essential health services to refugees, and to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

The organisation has been so successful in scaling up that it has relocated to a larger clinic.

A number of individuals and businesses have donated support for the relocation. 

"I congratulate World Wellness Group on their success in supporting the community, and on scaling up the services they provide," Terri Butler said.

"I join with World Wellness Group in thanking those who supported the recent relocation through donations of time, in-kind support, and effort," she said.

Terri Butler MP will assist in performing the formalities at tonight's WWG function to thank those who have supported the organisation.



Butler Urges Passage of Abortion Law Reform

Terri Butler MP has commended the Palaszczuk government for today's decision to accept the Queensland Law Reform Commission's report on abortion decriminalisation.

"It is well past time that these 19th century laws, criminalising abortion, be removed from the statute books," Terri Butler said.

"I urge each member of the Queensland parliament to favourably consider the Law Reform Commission's report, and to support the Palaszczuk's proposed legislation," she said.

MONDAY, 16 JULY 2018

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