Environment and Water

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

Opinion piece: Environment law review: cuts and mismanagement at heart of Morrison government fai...

November 05, 2019

The second 10-yearly review of Australia’s most significant environmental law, which commenced last week, must not be an opportunity for misdirection.   The Liberals and Nationals have not increased the amount of environmental regulation during their time in office, but under their government, delays in project approvals have got much worse.

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Labor continues call for creation of Antarctic Marine Park

November 04, 2019

Labor shares the frustration of conservationists across Australia who have called for the creation of an East Antarctic Marine Protected Area, following last week’s failed bid.

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Great Barrier Reef protections must not be watered down

October 29, 2019

The review of the nation's environmental laws, expected to be announced today, must not lead to any watering down of protection for the Great Barrier Reef.   "The Reef is an Aussie icon. It is of central importance to tens of thousands of Australian tourism jobs, and is a World Heritage site that must be preserved for future generations," Terri Butler said.

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Environmental laws review a test for the Morrison government

October 29, 2019

The Morrison Government must use the opportunity of the EPBC Act review to restore community and industry confidence in its own environmental processes.

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Taylor's department withholds FOI documents about the Grasslands affair

October 21, 2019

Evidence has emerged in Senate estimates today that the Department of Environment and Energy has failed to publish Freedom of Information (FOI) documents relating to the investigation of a company part-owned by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor.

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MORRISON’S DAM MISTRUTHS

October 15, 2019

TERRI BUTLER MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

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OUR STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE