Environment and Water

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

Water grid election promise still not delivered

By Terri Butler MP and Senator Murray Watt

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

By Terri Butler MP

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.

Budget fails the environment

By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

13 October 2020

The Morrison Government has failed the environment in its 2020 Budget.

Government must assess full impact of bushfires on native species

By Terri Butler MP

11 October 2020

The Morrison Government must comprehensively assess the full threats posed to native species in the wake of the national bushfire crisis.

EPBC reform a test for the Morrison Government

By Terri Butler MP

02 October 2020

EPBC reform is a test for the Morrison government despite Ben Morton’s attempt to pretend otherwise.

Morrison government slow on jobs once again

By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

01 October 2020

More than six months after the Covid Relief and Recovery Fund was announced, the Morrison Government has finally allocated some of it to environment and heritage jobs.

MORRISON CAUGHT OUT REHASHING FAILED ABBOTT BILL BEFORE REVIEW REPORT DELIVERED

By Terri Butler MP

16 September 2020

Explosive revelations today show that the Morrison Government started drafting the bungled Abbott 2.0 environment bill rehash before their own independent interim review report was even delivered.

MINISTER WON’T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND BLAMES STAFF FOR FAILURES OVER JUUKAN GORGE TRAGEDY

By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

11 September 2020

In a testy nothing-to-see-here interview this morning, Minister Sussan Ley attempted to absolve herself of all responsibility for failing to respond to traditional owners on the Juukan Gorge blast in a timely and proper way - by blaming her advisers.

Scott Morrison is sweeping the extinction crisis under the COVID-19 carpet

By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

08 September 2020

Scott Morrison is trying to sweep his failure to protect Australia’s native fauna and flora under the COVID-19 carpet.
 
The Morrison Government used National Threatened Species day yesterday to announce that it will bury its failed five-year threatened species strategy under the cover of a new ten-year strategy with no additional funding and no commitment to reform.

TRANSCRIPT - ABC Radio National Breakfast with Hamish MacDonald

By Terri Butler MP

04 September 2020

Topics:  Environment legislation; Samuel Review; Gagged debate; National Cabinet; Queensland borders; Murray Darling Basin