Media Releases

Appointment as Shadow Assistant Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs

June 28, 2018

It’s an honour to be appointed as Shadow Assistant Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs, and to continue my appointments as Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities and Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality. I have valued the opportunity to hold portfolio responsibilities in relation to family and domestic violence since 2015.

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Federal Labor Welcomes Qld Government Response to Family and Domestic Violence

May 31, 2018

Federal Labor welcomes the Palaszczuk Government’s announcement of an additional $133 million to respond to family and domestic violence. I congratulate the Police Minister Mark Ryan and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer on the announcement of 24 new specialist Police officers across the state, to be backed with a $133 million commitment to assist victims and survivors.

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To Improve Family Law, Family Violence Must Be Addressed

May 30, 2018

The Attorney-General’s announcement today to combine the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court falls short of addressing family violence, Terri Butler said. “Family violence features in a high proportion of contested cases – 41%, according to former Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant, and any attempt to overhaul family law courts must acknowledge that,” she said.

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Who is Right, Minister Tehan or the Department?

May 28, 2018

Despite the government claiming that there have been remediation works done at the Bulimba Barracks site, the Defence Department has now said no remediation work has been done.

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Post-Budget Politics in the Pub

May 10, 2018

Terri Butler MP will be hosting a post-Budget Politics in the Pub next Friday evening for locals to hear what the Budget will mean for them.

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A Budget of missed opportunity for the Southside

May 08, 2018

This was Budget afforded the Turnbull government with a chance to bring back fairness, and reverse some of the damage done since 2014, Terri Butler said.

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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE