Environment and Water

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

E&OE TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC - SUBJECTS: Morrison-Joyce Government failures on climate, Barnaby Joyce running the country, COP26, Net-zero by 2050, Convention on Biological Diversity COP15.

By Terri Butler MP and Patricia Karvelas (Host)

20 October 2021

PATRICIA KARVELAS, HOST: Terri Butler is the shadow environment and water minister. She's also my guest, Terri Butler. Hello. 
 
TERRI BUTLER, SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER: Hi, Patricia. How are you? 

STATEMENT ON BIODIVERSITY COP15

By Terri Butler MP

12 October 2021

The Morrison-Joyce Government's woeful track record on biodiversity conservation does not stand Australia in good stead for the Conference of the Parties (COP15).

SCOTT MORRISON DOWNGRADES THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY

By Terri Butler MP

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

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.