Our strong voice for the Southside.
Terri Butler is the Federal Member for Griffith and the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water. She has represented Griffith since 2014, and she lives in Morningside, Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two primary-school-age children. She and her husband Troy both grew up in regional Queensland - Terri in Cairns, and Troy in Kingaroy - and both moved to Brisbane more than twenty years ago.
Terri helps people who live in Brisbane's inner suburbs, on the Southside, to be heard in Australian politics, by being our voice in Canberra. Her most important role is as the Member for Griffith, representing locals' interests and views.
Terri is one of two Queenslanders in Anthony Albanese's shadow cabinet, as the shadow minister for the environment and water. She has previously served in shadow ministerial roles relating to employment services, workforce participation, future of work, youth, higher education, equality, and domestic violence.
Terri has a particular interest in encouraging others to consider getting involved in politics, and standing for parliament. She wrote about the value of participating in her book Labor of Love.
Prior to being elected to the parliament Terri founded and led the Queensland employment and industrial law practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.