Environment and Water

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

Morrison Reef Envoy’s hollow words on climate about election, not action

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP and Julian Hill MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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.

By Anthony Albanese MP, Linda Burney MP, Terri Butler MP, Senator Patrick Dodson, Warren Snowdon MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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.

MORRISON'S WATER CHAOS HAS PITFALLS FOR AUSTRALIA

By Terri Butler MP

27 June 2021

The Nationals have been exposed as hypocrites, yet again, after trying to blow apart the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin plan last week then sacking the Water portfolio from the Cabinet late today.