Media Releases

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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Butler to attend the Change the Rules rally

November 20, 2018

Working people want to know that they'll be able to pay the bills. Parents want to know that their kids will have decent living standards in the future. Real progress on these issues requires a change to the rules - such as the rules on labour hire and the need to introduce a same job, same pay principle into Australian law. Labor has a policy based on that principle. Changing the rules will take a change of government.

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Butler congratulates school awards recipients

November 19, 2018

Ms Butler will tomorrow morning attend the school awards ceremony at Narbethong State Special School, Woolloongabba, where she will congratulate students and present two Terri Butler Outstanding Effort and Achievement awards.

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Butler to host youth forum

November 16, 2018

Whether it’s slashing uni and TAFE funding, failing to make housing more affordable, or forcing young jobseekers into the exploitative PaTH program, the Liberals don’t represent young people. “I’m committed to engaging with young people, on the Southside and across Australia, to hear what they’re passionate about, and what matters to them.

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Labor's Foodbank commitment

November 12, 2018

Cutting $323 000 from an organisation which provides groceries and meals just six weeks before Christmas shows just how out of touch the Liberals are. This is all about priorities. The Liberals care more about a tax giveaway to the big banks than helping Australians in need.   Labor urges Scott Morrison to acknowledge his government has made a big mistake and reverse this decision. This is not an issue to be stubborn and arrogant about.

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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE