Environment and Water

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

NFF joins calls for Basin Inspector-General to get his powers

December 03, 2019

The National Farmers’ Federation has joined calls for the Morrison Government’s Murray Darling Basin Inspector-General to be given statutory powers.

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Toothless Murray Darling Inspector-General left waiting for statutory powers

December 02, 2019

The Morrison government’s new Inspector-General has been left toothless indefinitely, in the government’s latest failure to ensure integrity in water management.   As a convoy of irrigators makes its way towards Parliament House, the Morrison Government must take action to provide Inspector-General Mick Keelty with statutory powers promised months ago.

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Morrison government clueless about water transparency

November 29, 2019

A disastrous lack of water transparency is paralysing farmers in the Murray Darling Basin, damaging our economy and crushing confidence, in the middle of one of the worst droughts on record.

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Morrison distracts from cuts to big project approvals department

November 21, 2019

The Morrison Government’s announcement that environmental law applications will be able to be submitted online is an admission that the Government’s cuts and mismanagement are at the heart of delayed environmental approvals. The Liberals are now in their seventh year of Government and it has only just dawned on them that the internet exists. Welcome to 1997.

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Bushfires are displacing koalas and native wildlife

November 20, 2019

Recent bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland are seeing native wildlife being displaced at a concerning rate. Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water Terri Butler said the growing number of displaced animals, like koalas and sugar-gliders, is putting increased pressure on local wildlife hospitals.

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Meeting of Environment Ministers is a reminder that this government has no plan for our country

November 08, 2019

The tired third-term Morrison Government has no plan for our country and nowhere is that more evident than in environment policy. It has been more than a month since Scott Morrison lectured the UN general assembly about recycling and said waste exports would be banned from 2020.

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