Environment and Water

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

Water mess of Morrison Government's own making

December 03, 2019

The under-siege Minister for Water Resources has been caught being loose with the truth on the Murray Darling Basin Plan yesterday. Yesterday Labor called for the Minister to say when the promised powers would be delivered for the currently-toothless Inspector-General for the Murray Darling Basin, Mr Mick Keelty AO PSM.

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NFF joins calls for Basin Inspector-General to get his powers

December 03, 2019

The National Farmers’ Federation has joined calls for the Morrison Government’s Murray Darling Basin Inspector-General to be given statutory powers.

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Toothless Murray Darling Inspector-General left waiting for statutory powers

December 02, 2019

The Morrison government’s new Inspector-General has been left toothless indefinitely, in the government’s latest failure to ensure integrity in water management.

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Toothless Murray Darling Inspector-General left waiting for statutory powers (1)

December 01, 2019

The Morrison government’s new Inspector-General has been left toothless indefinitely, in the government’s latest failure to ensure integrity in water management.   As a convoy of irrigators makes its way towards Parliament House, the Morrison Government must take action to provide Inspector-General Mick Keelty with statutory powers promised months ago.

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Morrison distracts from cuts to big project approvals department

November 21, 2019

The Morrison Government’s announcement that environmental law applications will be able to be submitted online is an admission that the Government’s cuts and mismanagement are at the heart of delayed environmental approvals. The Liberals are now in their seventh year of Government and it has only just dawned on them that the internet exists. Welcome to 1997.

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Bushfires are displacing koalas and native wildlife

November 20, 2019

Recent bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland are seeing native wildlife being displaced at a concerning rate. Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water Terri Butler said the growing number of displaced animals, like koalas and sugar-gliders, is putting increased pressure on local wildlife hospitals.

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OUR STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE