Environment and Water

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

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


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.


By Terri Butler

21 July 2020

SUBJECTS: EPBC Act Review Interim Report.
LEON DELANEY, HOST: Well, yesterday the much anticipated interim report of the Graeme Samuel review of Australia's environmental laws was released. Yesterday I spoke with Kelly O'Shanassy, the CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation. The interim report finds that our protection, our environmental protection laws are outdated, inefficient and too weak. One of the key recommendations of the report is that there should be an independent watchdog body set up. That seems to be a recommendation that the federal government has already rejected. Joining me now the Shadow Environment Minister Terri Butler. Good afternoon.