Environment and Water

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

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

MURRAY DARLING BASIN: MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS, BUT WILL THE GOVERNMENT DELIVER?

By Terri Butler MP

04 September 2020

Labor looks forward to hearing, in greater detail, what the Morrison Government intends to do about the overwhelming lack of progress in relation to the 450GL upwater target.

TRANSCRIPT - Doorstop Interview - Parliament House

By Terri Butler MP

03 September 2020

Topics: Government shut down of debate on Tony Abbott 2.0 environmental law changes; Queensland borders; Recession

Labor will oppose failed Abbott environment bill rehash

By Terri Butler MP

01 September 2020

Labor will oppose the Morrison Government’s attempt to rehash Tony Abbott’s failed 2014 environment bill, which would harm Australia’s natural environment and put jobs and investment at risk. 

Failed Abbott environment bill rehash puts environment, jobs and investment at risk

By Terri Butler MP

27 August 2020

The Morrison Government has introduced an environment bill which is a rehash of Tony Abbott’s failed 2014 approach putting the environment, jobs and investment at risk. 
 
The Samuel Review is the most significant opportunity for reform in the last 20 years – the Government must get it right.

Reef envoy confirms tens of thousands of reef jobs at risk from Morrison's climate inaction

By Terri Butler MP, Mark Butler MP

14 August 2020

In a startling turn around from his last report the Morrison Government’s Reef Envoy, Warren Entsch, has confirmed his Government’s inadequate climate policies are focused on politics not the health and protection of the Great Barrier Reef, nor the 64,000 jobs and 6.4 billion dollars in income reliant on the Reef.