Media Releases

Butler to host renewable energy and climate change forum

November 08, 2018

The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government has spent the last five years propping up fossil fuels and ignoring our international obligations to reduce emissions.   Mark and I believe in creating a clean energy future and tackling climate change.   A Labor Government will take real action on climate change and increase investment in renewable energy.

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Statement to the Guardian - ParentsNext

November 06, 2018

Labor supports having a pre-employment program aimed at helping parents stay in touch with the world of work but we have reservations about the design and implementation of the current version of ParentsNext. We are far from persuaded that the government’s targeted compliance framework is suited to a pre-employment program of this type.

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TPG moves proposed Taylor St tower

October 31, 2018

Increasing urban densification means that we need to build more infrastructure, but that infrastructure must be properly thought out and fit for purpose.

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Butler welcomes Queensland arts consultation

October 24, 2018

The Member for Griffith, Terri Butler MP, has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Palaszczuk Government that it has opened consultation on Creating Queensland’s Future: 10-year Roadmap for the arts, cultural and creative sector.

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Statement - Morningside State School fire

October 16, 2018

The Morningside State School fire is a great shock to the tight-knit local community. I have spoken to the Acting Principal and P&C President from Morningside State School this morning, to offer support following the fire at the school. The school has been such an important part of our community for nearly 100 years. My heart goes out to the whole school community today. I know that the school will be able to rebuild. As always I w...

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World Mental Health Day - A Reminder to Do Better for Young People Experiencing Mental Ill Health

October 10, 2018

With the Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, and Senator Deborah O'Neill, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme – ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’ – is aimed at bringing attention to the issues our young people are facing in the world today. Labor acknowledges, values and respects the tireless work undertaken by youth menta...

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