Environment and Water

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

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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Meeting of Environment Ministers is a reminder that this government has no plan for our country

November 08, 2019

The tired third-term Morrison Government has no plan for our country and nowhere is that more evident than in environment policy. It has been more than a month since Scott Morrison lectured the UN general assembly about recycling and said waste exports would be banned from 2020.

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Morrison and Marshall Governments must now release 7-months overdue desalination report

November 07, 2019

The Commonwealth and South Australian governments must now release their 7 months overdue feasibility study, following today’s announcement that the Adelaide Desalination plant would be used to make up to 100GL of water available in the southern connected Murray-Darling Basin.

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ACCC water inquiry kicks off but you won't find "fairness" in the terms of reference

November 07, 2019

With water prices skyrocketing under the Morrison Government’s watch, it’s no wonder there are a lot of people expected at today’s water inquiry public forum in Mildura.

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Head of water market inquiry confirms Coalition failure on drought

November 06, 2019

In an interview on ABC Radio National on Wednesday morning, ACCC Deputy Chair and head of the Murray Darling Basin water markets inquiry Mick Keogh confirmed what farming communities have known for some time: that the Coalition Government has done nothing to prepare farming communities for drought since 2013.   We are in the midst of the most extreme drought on record, towns are running out of water and the Government has failed to take any...

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