Speeches

Stones Corner Post Office: speech in the Federation chamber

By Terri Butler MP

21 October 2019

The Stones Corner post office is being shut down, and the Liberals and Nationals are just doing nothing to stop it. The Morrison government is abandoning Stones Corner, leaving businesses in the dark and leaving local loyal postal workers without jobs. Shockingly, LNP Senator Stoker and a local LNP councillor petitioned their own government to save the post office—they didn't pick up the phone to their own government colleagues—but, since the government's refusal to step in and save this vital community service, the local LNP have just given up, calling this a win for our community.

Constituency Statement - Stones Corner Post Office and NBN Scammers

By Terri Butler MP

16 September 2019

I'm afraid to say, Mr Deputy Speaker Zimmerman, that the Liberal Morrison government has abandoned the community of Stones Corner. Our local post office is closing and, instead of making sure that there is continuity of service for all of the people who have PO boxes at the post office and for all the people who use the post office at Stones Corner, all we're going to get is an agency. I think my community is rightly up in arms about the fact that we are losing this really important service from Stones Corner.

Indigenous representation on the MDBA Board

By Terri Butler MP

11 September 2019

I rise to support this bill for an Indigenous standing member on the board of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. I note this is only the first step to deeper engagement and consultation with Australia's First Nations peoples and I acknowledge the minister, who has reached out in the spirit of bipartisanship in relation to this bill. In opening my remarks in relation to this bill I also acknowledge, of course, the traditional owners and Aboriginal nations of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Senior Australians: speech in the adjournment debate

By Terri Butler MP

24 July 2019

Ms BUTLER (Griffith) (19:52): I rise to talk about the seniors of Griffith. There are close to 9,000 pensioners in the electorate of Griffith, and many have been waiting more than 4½ years for a fair go. The Liberals and Nationals were dragged kicking and screaming by pensioner groups and Labor to agree to adjust deeming rates in line with interest rates. The government's recent move on deeming rates is too little, too late for Southsiders. 

Condolence following the death of Mr Ron Monaghan

By Terri Butler MP

22 July 2019

I rise to inform the House of the death of Ron Monaghan, better known to Queenslanders as Mono, who died on Sunday, 30 June 2019. Mono was the much loved former branch secretary of the Queensland branch of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union, or 'the Missos', as we always called them, now known as United Voice. He was also the former Queensland Council of Unions general secretary and former president of the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party.