Speeches

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.

Vale Dr Bonita Mabo AO

28 November 2018