Media Releases

Government Must Respond on Water Entitlement Speculation

June 13, 2019

News that international companies speculating on water entitlements are driving up prices for farmers battling drought raise serious questions about whether the water entitlement system is serving the public interest.

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Congratulations to the Hon Kevin Rudd AC

June 10, 2019

I congratulate the Hon Mr Kevin Rudd AC on being made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the highest of the levels of honour.

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Barnaby Joyce Must Now Tell The Truth

June 07, 2019

Barnaby Joyce must now tell the truth, following his earlier claims that the Queensland Government had recommended the purchase of low reliability water entitlements from Eastern Australia Agriculture.

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Statement on Appointment as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water

June 03, 2019

I am honoured to have been appointed as the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water in Anthony Albanese’s Labor shadow cabinet. I look forward to working with Mr Albanese and my colleagues to demonstrate Labor’s capacity as the alternate government. I thank them for the trust they have placed in me in this role.

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Congratulations to Queensland Theatre and Trent Dalton

May 27, 2019

Labor Member for Griffith Terri Butler MP has congratulated Queensland Theatre for securing the rights to commission and present the world premiere of the stage version of Trent Dalton’s hit novel Boy Swallows Universe.

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Labor Will Restore Young People's Faith in Politics

May 07, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will put an independent voice for Australia’s youth at the centre of Australia’s public life by restoring funding to the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition.

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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE