Environment and Water

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


By Terri Butler MP

22 March 2021

Labor welcomes the contribution from crossbenchers today to the national discussion about the need for better environmental protections.

Labor has been consistently calling for a strong cop on the beat to ensure our nation's environmental laws are upheld. We're pleased to see parts of the cross bench agree.

Water Rorts must be Explained

By Terri Butler MP Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water

17 March 2021

The Prime Minister must explain why the Government paid at least $13 million more for water than an independent valuation advised it to, following explosive revelations today. 

Minister Susan Ley is on Notice - The Construction of a Go-Kart Track at Wahluu, Mt Panorama

By Linda Burney MP, Terri Butler MP, Senator Patrick Dodson, Josh Wilson MP

04 March 2021

The Morrison Government must ensure the construction of a go-kart track at Wahluu, Mt Panorama, in NSW does not go ahead until there is a proper determination on any impacts for potentially significant First Nations’ heritage.  

National Environment Reform - Morrison's Low Standards

By Terri Butler MP

25 February 2021

Scott Morrison’s low standards are on full display yet again, with the introduction of a second tranche of environment legislation which is inconsistent with the Samuel Review.

Productivity Commission Slams Morrison Government on Water

By Terri Butler MP

11 February 2021

The Productivity Commission has slammed the Morrison Government on water, including a project that is projected to deliver water at almost 45 times the cost of existing water. 


By Terri Butler MP and Josh Wilson MP

05 February 2021

report on Australia’s chronic and savage cat problem issued by the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy provides a sad window into the damage being done to our biodiversity, and the shortcomings in the government’s response.

World Wetlands Day: 50 Years of Ramsar

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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

By Terri Butler MP

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.