Environment and Water

Terri's media releases in her work as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.

NEW AIRPORT LAND DEAL SHOWS WE NEED A NATIONAL INTEGRITY COMMISSION NOW

By Terri Butler MP, Mark Dreyfus MP and Catherine King MP

07 May 2021

Further revelations around land deals in Western Sydney by the Coalition Government again highlights the need for a national anti-corruption commission.

MORRISON GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT THE REEF

By Terri Butler MP

06 May 2021

Yesterday’s Australian National Audit Office report shows the Morrison Government’s catastrophic failure to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT ENVIRONMENTAL “OFFSETS”

By Terri Butler MP

29 April 2021

Labor is deeply troubled by reports in the Guardian Australia yesterday that the federal Department of Infrastructure has purchased environmental offsets associated with Western Sydney Airport from organisations and individuals who have consulted for government on those very same projects. 

HAWKESBURY SUFFERS WHILE $4BN DISASTER FUND SITS IDLE

By Terri Butler MP, Senator Murray Watt, Susan Templeman MP

20 April 2021

More than $4 billion of federal disaster funding still remains untouched by the Morrison Government, despite much of New South Wales suffering a “once in a generation” flood last month.

MORRISON GOVERNMENT IS FAILING ENVIRONMENTAL REFORM

By Terri Butler MP

22 March 2021

Labor welcomes the contribution from crossbenchers today to the national discussion about the need for better environmental protections.

Labor has been consistently calling for a strong cop on the beat to ensure our nation's environmental laws are upheld. We're pleased to see parts of the cross bench agree.

Water Rorts must be Explained

By Terri Butler MP Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water

17 March 2021

The Prime Minister must explain why the Government paid at least $13 million more for water than an independent valuation advised it to, following explosive revelations today. 

Minister Susan Ley is on Notice - The Construction of a Go-Kart Track at Wahluu, Mt Panorama

By Linda Burney MP, Terri Butler MP, Senator Patrick Dodson, Josh Wilson MP

04 March 2021

The Morrison Government must ensure the construction of a go-kart track at Wahluu, Mt Panorama, in NSW does not go ahead until there is a proper determination on any impacts for potentially significant First Nations’ heritage.  

National Environment Reform - Morrison's Low Standards

By Terri Butler MP

25 February 2021

Scott Morrison’s low standards are on full display yet again, with the introduction of a second tranche of environment legislation which is inconsistent with the Samuel Review.

Productivity Commission Slams Morrison Government on Water

By Terri Butler MP

11 February 2021

The Productivity Commission has slammed the Morrison Government on water, including a project that is projected to deliver water at almost 45 times the cost of existing water. 

BI-PARTISAN CAT INQUIRY REVEALS GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO PROTECT THREATENED SPECIES

By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

05 February 2021

report on Australia’s chronic and savage cat problem issued by the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy provides a sad window into the damage being done to our biodiversity, and the shortcomings in the government’s response.