Media Releases

Butler Urges Passage of Abortion Law Reform bill

July 16, 2018

"It is well past time that these 19th century laws, criminalising abortion, be removed from the statute books," Terri Butler said. "I urge each member of the Queensland parliament to favourably consider the Law Reform Commission's report, and to support the Palaszczuk's proposed legislation," she said.

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Butler wishes all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders a happy NAIDOC week

July 13, 2018

This year’s theme - Because of Her, We Can – invites reflection on, and celebration of, the active and significant role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

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Butler Supports Rally to Save the ABC

July 13, 2018

Time and time again, Mr Turnbull and the Liberals have shown contempt for the Australian people and the ABC services on which they rely.

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Turnbull government fails young people on jobs

July 04, 2018

The Turnbull government’s atrocious record when comes to youth unemployment and youth underemployment has been exposed by a report from the Reserve Bank of Australia.  The RBA’s research shows how tough it is for young people when it comes to jobs.

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Gay Conversion Therapy

July 03, 2018

I am deeply concerned by recent comments made by the new head of the Australian Christian Lobby, Martyn Iles, in relation to gay conversion therapy. Gay conversion therapy is a practice which is not only outdated, but completely discredited and dangerous.

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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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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE