Terri's media releases in her work as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
Environment and Water
Morrison government delays and denies environmental transparency
15 January 2021
Today’s reports that the Morrison Government has been increasingly blocking and delaying Freedom of Information requests about environmental decision-making further demonstrate the Government’s hatred of scrutiny.
Transcript - press conference - Great Barrier Reef
13 January 2021
Well, it is so great to be here today in Cairns, my hometown. I always come back to Cairns as much as I possibly can, having grown up here. But today, I'm here to be here in my capacity as the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
I’m in Cairns today, and we were here yesterday, to visit the Great Barrier Reef, a wonder of the natural world, such an important place for the entire globe, an important place of course for Australia, and for Queensland.
Labor welcomes late appointment of indigenous MDBA Board member
19 December 2020
Labor has today welcomed the Morrison Government’s appointment of a permanent Indigenous Authority Member for the Murray Darling Basin Authority board.
Another interim toothless water cop
16 December 2020
The Morrison Government has appointed yet another interim, toothless water cop for Australia’s environmentally unique and economically critical Murray Darling Basin, following the abolition of the previous interim role.
Ramsar boundaries must be respected
04 December 2020
Another day, another historic example of Josh Frydenberg trying to change the rules to help his mates.
Calls to list the platypus as a threatened species
01 December 2020
Another Aussie icon is at risk of extinction under the Morrison Government, as researchers and environmental groups call for the listing of the platypus to be listed as threatened.
Morrison Government is failing koalas
23 November 2020
The Morrison Government has finally announced a koala audit, ten months after Labor first called for a national ecological audit in the wake of the bushfires.
50 press releases, zero loans: Morrison's failed $2 billion water loan facility
05 November 2020
The Government wrote fifty press releases but zero loans during the four-year life of Scott Morrison’s failed $2 billion water loan facility.
Water grid election promise still not delivered
21 October 2020
The Morrison Government has still not delivered a statutory water authority, a central plank of their election commitment to drought-ravaged communities.
Morrison makes Stanthorpe wait a year for dam money
15 October 2020
Visiting Warwick and Stanthorpe, Shadow Environment and Water Minister Terri Butler has criticised the Morrison Government’s handling of critical water infrastructure in the Southern Downs.