Local Media Releases

Terri's local media releases, and media releases from previous shadow ministerial portfolios.

JobSeekers surge on the Southside

By Terri Butler MP

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.

Labor calling for an end to the Morrison government's pension freeze

By Terri Butler MP

23 September 2020

This September, for the first time in almost a quarter of a century, pensions will not be increased through indexation.

JobKeeper cuts will hurt more than 27,000 workers on the Southside

By Terri Butler MP

22 September 2020

New numbers reveal that more than 27,000 workers on Brisbane’s Southside could be worse off and more than $24 million will be ripped out of the local economy every fortnight if the Morrison Government goes ahead with its cuts to JobKeeper at the end of September.

When MPs get death threats

By Terri Butler

20 September 2020

An international survey found that more than 44 % of women in politics have been threatened with murder, rape, beatings or abduction.

The week in review: parliament returns for Spring

By Terri Butler MP

30 August 2020

Terri Butler MP looks back at the first week of the Spring sittings as parliament returns.