Terri's media releases in her work as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
Environment and Water
Labor will protect the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder of the world and one of our most significant economic assets. With three thousand coral reefs, more than a thousand islands, multiple habitats, significant biodiversity, and multiple marine animals including more than thirty species of mammals like whales, dolphins and dugong, it is a massive, complex, natural ecosystem of unrivalled beauty. The Reef is of great cultural significance, too. It is important for the cultures of more than seventy traditional owner groups, and, just like vegemite, Uluru, the koala, and the Boxing Day test, it is also part of the collective Australian identity.
E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - MOSSMAN
08 January 2022
SUBJECTS: Labor’s announcement on increasing Indigenous rangers programs; COVID cases increasing; Omicron variant; healthcare; Labor’s call for free rapid antigen testing; Labor’s policy agenda.
LABOR WILL PROTECT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
07 January 2022
An Albanese Labor Government will commit $163 million to conserve the Great Barrier Reef and support the tens of thousands of jobs that depend on it.
E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - CAIRNS - GREAT BARRIER REEF
07 January 2022
SUBJECTS: Great Barrier Reef; COVID cases increasing; Omicron variant; healthcare; Labor’s call for free rapid antigen testing; Queensland economy; Labor’s policy agenda; Federal election; Novak Djokovic.
GOVERNMENT MUST NOT REPEAT PAST MISTAKES ON HERITAGE REFORM
29 November 2021
Four years after the promised review came and went, today’s announcement that the Morrison Government will partner with the First Nations Heritage Alliance on a co-design process for considering cultural heritage reform is welcome but woefully overdue.
LABOR’S PLAN TO FIX OUR URBAN RIVERS
An Albanese Labor Government will work with community groups to fix up our local waterways - restoring precious habitat and creating valuable recreational spaces for local communities.
WATER ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOW EXTENT OF GOVERNMENT DELAY AND MISMANAGEMENT
Today’s water announcements from the Morrison-Joyce and Perrottet governments show the extent of their serious delays and mismanagement.
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.
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
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
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.