Local Media Releases

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

Statement on Kangaroo Point APOD

June 12, 2020

I'm writing from parliament because I am deeply concerned about what I have been hearing about movements at the makeshift detention facility at a Kangaroo Point hotel. As soon as I heard news of attempts to transfer people yesterday, I sought an urgent briefing from the Minister, and to more broadly inform myself as to what is happening and what can be done. I am still awaiting a positive response from the Minister.

I have been raising concerns about, and scrutinising, the facility for many months. I was not consulted before it was established. When I became aware of the facility I insisted on visiting it, to make clear to the government that it would be subjected to scrutiny.

If, like me, you believe the government should be considering community detention, and, most importantly, urgently finding permanent, safe settlement options for people who have been left in limbo for far too long, I encourage you to add your voice to mine, and to that of my colleague Jackie Trad. You can do so by contacting the Minister at (02) 6277 7790 or online 👇