Terri is the Shadow Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs, the Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work, and the Member for Griffith. She has served in the parliament since 2014, when she was elected in a by-election after former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd left parliament.
As an MP, Terri co-founded the Parliamentary Friends of Innovation and Enterprise, co-chaired parliamentary friends groups for Tourism, the AFLW, and Meals on Wheels. She has previously served as a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary and Shadow Assistant Minister in the fields of domestic violence, universities, and equality. In the latter capacity she worked closely with the LGBTIQ community in relation to attaining marriage equality. Terri has also served on parliamentary committees for employment, education and training, corporations and financial services, social policy, and parliamentary procedure. In 2014, as a new backbencher, she led Labor’s cost of living committee.