Environment and Water

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

Morrison and Marshall Governments must now release 7-months overdue desalination report

November 07, 2019

The Commonwealth and South Australian governments must now release their 7 months overdue feasibility study, following today’s announcement that the Adelaide Desalination plant would be used to make up to 100GL of water available in the southern connected Murray-Darling Basin.

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ACCC water inquiry kicks off but you won't find "fairness" in the terms of reference

November 07, 2019

With water prices skyrocketing under the Morrison Government’s watch, it’s no wonder there are a lot of people expected at today’s water inquiry public forum in Mildura.

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Head of water market inquiry confirms Coalition failure on drought

November 06, 2019

In an interview on ABC Radio National on Wednesday morning, ACCC Deputy Chair and head of the Murray Darling Basin water markets inquiry Mick Keogh confirmed what farming communities have known for some time: that the Coalition Government has done nothing to prepare farming communities for drought since 2013.   We are in the midst of the most extreme drought on record, towns are running out of water and the Government has failed to take any...

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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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OUR STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE