Terri's local media releases, and media releases from previous shadow ministerial portfolios.
Local Media Releases
COMMUNITY CONGRATULATES SOUTHSIDE HEROES
26 January 2021
A number of locals are being recognised by the community on Australia Day as the Southside’s unsung volunteer heroes, for their outstanding work to make our community a better place.
Butler calls for expressions of interest in community grants
19 January 2021
Terri Butler MP is now taking expressions of interest for Stronger Communities grants, which support local not-for-profits with minor capital projects.
Asbestos hazard to be fixed in win for Greenslopes community
After years of lobbying, petitioning and fighting, our community has today had a win in relation to an asbestos hazard and wasted community resource -- the old Red Cross Hall at Greenslopes.
Local students and staff now feeling effects of Morrison government's uni cuts
09 December 2020
University students, teachers and staff in the Griffith electorate are feeling the effects of the Morrison Government’s failure to support Australian universities.
Southside Heroes recognised at Griffith Australia Day Awards Ceremony
30 November 2020
Terri Butler MP was honoured to be able to acknowledge Griffith’s unsung local heroes at the 21st annual Griffith Australia Day Awards ceremony on Sunday.
Griffith Community to celebrate Southside heroes at Griffith Australia Day Awards Ceremony
27 November 2020
Terri Butler MP is recognising Griffith’s unsung local heroes this weekend at the 21st annual Griffith Australia Day Awards ceremony.
Queensland Police must act immediately following Kangaroo Point Incident
26 October 2020
I have this morning seen footage tweeted by a refugee protest group, in respect of an incident appearing to involve a Queensland Police officer at Kangaroo Point.
612 ABC Brisbane - interview about the Kangaroo Point detention centre
26 October 2020
REBECCA LEVINGSTON: Terri Butler is the federal member for Griffith. Terri Butler, good morning.
TERRI BUTLER: Good morning.
LEVINGSTON: You've just tweeted that you've seen the video footage of the Queensland police officer engagement with the refugee advocate. Can you give me your response to that?
BUTLER: Yeah. Look, I just saw the footage on Twitter. I saw that one of the protest groups had tweeted it out and people who have seen it will see that it looks like a very concerning incident. The Queensland Police need to really swiftly investigate it and respond as quickly as possible. Because of course, Australians want to know that the Queensland Police are going to be respecting the fact that people have got a right to protest. And they also want to know that we can trust the hierarchy of the police service, I should say, who investigate when something like this does happen.
Sexist slurs: Greens Party must hold its officials accountable
10 October 2020
Greens party leader Adam Bandt must hold his party's officials accountable for the sexist slurs levelled at the Hon Jackie Trad MP.
JobSeekers surge on the Southside
24 September 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has seen the number of locals relying on unemployment payments increase from 3,947 in December 2019 to more than 9,800 in August 2020 – up by more than 5,800 people or 249 per cent.