Media Releases

Terri Butler and Labor Commit Funds for Local Footy

February 02, 2019

Terri Butler MP has today announced a commitment of $450 000 to upgrade local football facilities at Coorparoo’s Giffin Park.

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Liberals Fail to Equip Young People with Secure Work and the Skills for the Future

January 30, 2019

With the Hon Brendan O'Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations. Under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government, many young people are facing a double blow of precarious work combined with inadequate skill training for the jobs of the future, according to a report released today by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).

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Opinion Piece: We should make this broken jobs system redundant

January 08, 2019

The employment services system Jobactive has cost more than $6 billion across four years. It's a lot of public money, and there's growing evidence that the system is hardly working well.

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BUTLER WELCOMES PLANS TO PUT TELSTRA CELL IN LOCAL PARK ON HOLD

December 21, 2018

I welcome Telstra's advice to me today that they are putting on hold their plans to install a small cell at Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point. I wrote to Telstra expressing my firm view that the company must take into account the community's wishes in determining where to install small cells.

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Liberals Must Not Sign New Employment Services Contracts Before the Election

December 14, 2018

Today’s employment services report release demonstrates that an extensive overhaul is needed.   For the sake of providers, employers, and unemployed Australians, the government must commit to refrain from signing new employment services contracts before the election.   Whoever wins the election and forms government can then make sure any changes can be managed in a considered manner. This is too important to be rushed.

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Community needs certainty on Barracks sale

November 20, 2018

Prospective purchasers of the Bulimba Barracks must be left in no doubt of the masterplan requirements and contamination on the site, local representatives have said.

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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE