Terri's local media releases, and media releases from previous shadow ministerial portfolios.
Local Media Releases
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.
Labor calling for an end to the Morrison government's pension freeze
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
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
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
30 August 2020
Terri Butler MP looks back at the first week of the Spring sittings as parliament returns.
Statement: Kangaroo Point Detention Sit-in
07 August 2020
Community heroes need urgent help
15 July 2020