Terri's media releases in her work as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
Environment and Water
SCOTT MORRISON DOWNGRADES THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY
19 September 2021
The Morrison-Joyce Government has decided to downgrade threatened species recovery, with a move to drop recovery plans for 157 threatened species, after they failed to meet statutory deadlines in almost every case.
Morrison Reef Envoy’s hollow words on climate about election, not action
01 September 2021
The latest report from the Morrison-Joyce Government’s Great Barrier Reef Envoy, Warren Entsch, reads more like a desperate plea for credibility with disillusioned voters in Leichhardt than a serious attempt to change the climate wrecking policies of Tony Abbott from six years ago.
Government controlled committee slams maladministration of environmental decisions
The powerful Joint Statutory Committee on Public Accounts and Audit has said it is “unacceptable” that an audit found multiple deficiencies in the Morrison Government’s environmental decision-making.
REEF CHAOS: MORRISON/JOYCE GOVERNMENT SPLIT ON REEF SAVING LAWS
18 August 2021
The Morrison/Joyce Government’s Great Barrier Reef management is in chaos yet again, as a worrying split has emerged on laws critical to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.
Closing the Gap: Labor will deliver Treaty and Truth; strengthen First Nations economic opportunities; repair land and water.
05 August 2021
Labor will deliver on a national process for Treaty-making and Truth-telling; strengthen economic and job opportunities for First Nations people; and empower First Nations people in caring for land and water.
LABOR CALLS ON MORRISON TO EXPLAIN JOBKEEPER PAYMENTS TO GREAT BARRIER REEF FOUNDATION
The Morrison Government must explain why the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has reportedly been receiving JobKeeper, despite its revenue more than doubling.
MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST HEED THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE WARNING TO ACT ON REEF PROTECTION
28 July 2021
The Morrison Government needs to heed the warning from last week’s World Heritage Committee consideration and dramatically improve its efforts to protect the Reef.
MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST LIFT ITS GAME AFTER REEF NARROWLY AVOIDS "IN DANGER" LISTING
23 July 2021
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee's decision to defer its consideration of the Great Barrier Reef is an indictment on the Morrison Government.
E&OE TRANSCRIPT - GREAT BARRIER REEF DRAFT "IN DANGER" RECOMMENDATION / COVID DISASTER PAYMENTS / MORRISON'S VACCINE ROLLOUT SHAMBLES / MORRISON QUARANTINE FAILURES / LOCKDOWNS / STRANDED AUSTRALIANS / KATE HOPKINS
19 July 2021
KELLY HIGGINS-DEVINE, ABC RADIO BRISBANE DRIVE PRESENTER: Terri Butler is the Federal Member for Griffith and the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water. Terri, good afternoon.
GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP FOR THE REEF
11 July 2021
The Morrison Government must assure Australians it has taken all reasonable efforts to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed as World Heritage “in danger”, ahead of the upcoming World Heritage Committee meeting.