Terri's media releases in her work as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
Environment and Water
World Wetlands Day: 50 Years of Ramsar
02 February 2021
World Wetlands Day 2021 is an important reminder of the environmental legacies that Labor governments have delivered for Australia, but also the unprecedented threats our environment now confronts.
Transcript - ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas - EPBC Act Review Final Report and Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle
29 January 2021
PATRICIA KARVELAS, HOST: A once in a decade review of environmental legislation is calling for urgent reforms to prevent the continued extinction of Australia's plants, animals and ecosystems. Former head of the competition watchdog Graeme Samuel handed his review to government in October last year, but it was quietly released late yesterday afternoon. The report backs the federal government's decision to hand environmental approvals to the states but says National Environmental Standards must be legally binding. Terri Butler is the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water. Welcome back to the program.
Labor welcomes release of Samuel Review final report
28 January 2021
Labor has welcomed today’s release of the final report from the independent Samuel Review into Australia’s national environment laws, after the Morrison Government sat on it for months.
Transcript - ABC Radio Brisbane Drive with Steve Austin
28 January 2021
Topics: Shadow Cabinet reshuffle; Mark Butler; Richard Marles; Jobs, Jobs, Jobs; Scott Morrison is bad for Queensland; COVID -19; Vaccines; Federal Labor Queensland Team; JobKeeper; Climate Change; Samuel Review; Photo op, follow up; Renewables; Gas; Manufacturing.
Morrison hypocrisy on dams knows no depths
25 January 2021
Reports today that Scott Morrison is complaining about dam delays reveal a startling level of hypocrisy after eight years of Coalition inaction on water security.
Morrison government delays and denies environmental transparency
15 January 2021
Today’s reports that the Morrison Government has been increasingly blocking and delaying Freedom of Information requests about environmental decision-making further demonstrate the Government’s hatred of scrutiny.
Transcript - press conference - Great Barrier Reef
13 January 2021
Well, it is so great to be here today in Cairns, my hometown. I always come back to Cairns as much as I possibly can, having grown up here. But today, I'm here to be here in my capacity as the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water.
I’m in Cairns today, and we were here yesterday, to visit the Great Barrier Reef, a wonder of the natural world, such an important place for the entire globe, an important place of course for Australia, and for Queensland.
Labor welcomes late appointment of indigenous MDBA Board member
19 December 2020
Labor has today welcomed the Morrison Government’s appointment of a permanent Indigenous Authority Member for the Murray Darling Basin Authority board.
Another interim toothless water cop
16 December 2020
The Morrison Government has appointed yet another interim, toothless water cop for Australia’s environmentally unique and economically critical Murray Darling Basin, following the abolition of the previous interim role.
Ramsar boundaries must be respected
04 December 2020
Another day, another historic example of Josh Frydenberg trying to change the rules to help his mates.