Environment and Water

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

TRANSCRIPT - PRESS CONFERENCE - NATIONALS' EFFORTS TO TEAR UP THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN PLAN

By Senator Penny Wong, Terri Butler MP and Labor's federal SA team

24 June 2021

SENATOR PENNY WONG, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS: I'm here with my colleagues from South Australia. Every single South Australian Labor Member and Senator is here today because the Murray Darling is so important to our state. I'm also here with Terri Butler, who of course is Labor's Environment spokesperson, who will address some of the issues that happened in the House today.

BARNABY'S WATER WAR WILL DESTROY PLAN, HURT FARMERS AND HARM REGIONAL ECONOMIES

By Terri Butler MP

23 June 2021

Barnaby Joyce was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister only yesterday, but he and his party are wasting no time in trying to shred the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

MORE CHAOS AS GOVERNMENT SPLIT OVER WATER

By Terri Butler MP

22 June 2021

Nationals Senators have today voted against the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan in full and on time.

GREAT BARRIER REEF UNESCO DRAFT "IN DANGER" RECOMMENDATION; GOVERNMENT SPLIT ON MURRAY DARLING BASIN PLAN

By Terri Butler MP

22 June 2021

Well, thanks for being here, everyone. Obviously overnight, we've seen news that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has provided a draft recommendation that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as "in danger".