Speeches - Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Everyone Deserves to Enjoy Sport

I recently spoke in relation to the Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content And Other Measures) Bill 2017 in the House of Representatives.

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Life Insurance in Australia

I recently spoke in the Federation Chamber in relation to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ report on the Life Insurance Industry.

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The child support system must be in children's best interests

I spoke on the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2017 in February.

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Griffith locals are concerned about education funding

I spoke in the Federation Chamber about Mr Turnbull's cuts to education on the 26th of March.

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Against the government's most recent attacks on higher education

Speech given in the House of Representatives on 26 March 2018.

Ms BUTLER (Griffith) (13:13): I rise to contribute to the debate on the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018. This is an unfair bill which attacks students and puts up further barriers to getting a university education in this country. It's not driven by reform principles; it's merely an attempt by the government to make budget savings. Consequently, I move:

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"the House declines to give the bill a second reading because it attacks students and would undermine the fairness of Australia's world-class student loans scheme".

This bill is yet another example of the Liberals' war on young people. Since they came to office, we've seen repeated attacks on universities and students through funding cuts and attempts to increase fees. It's always been part of the Liberals' agenda: cut unis and make students pay more. If it weren't for the strong opposition of Labor and the crossbench, as well as the community across this country, we would already have $100,000 degrees and real interest applied on student loans. This bill is yet another example of how the government is going after students.

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We must support Australian apprentices

I spoke on the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 and Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017 in the House of Representatives earlier this year.

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This Government is failing in its obligations

This speech was given in 2017. Read the full speech below.

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Education is an investment in our country's future

This speech was given to mark Public Education Day in August 2017. Read the full speech below.

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We need meaningful penalties for financial services breaking the law

 

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The Turnbull gov finally listens to what we've all been saying about crowdsourced equity funding

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