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Terri's Weekly Update
Women, quotas and the Liberals
28 March 2021
The Morrison Government has been in turmoil for weeks following an allegation of sexual violence on the premises at Parliament House. In the sitting fortnight that just ended that gave rose to a question about whether the Liberals and Nationals need to do more to help make sure there are more women in politics. I spoke about this issue in the parliament.
From the Gabba to Canberra
14 March 2021
With Australian politics focussed on the pandemic, the economy, and sexual violence and sexual harassment issues, the upcoming two sitting weeks will be important.
This week in Australian politics
14 February 2021
This week in Australian politics: we’re heading back to Canberra, we’ve had the anniversary of the National Apology, and Anthony Albanese has made a major job security speech.
Jobs, jobs, jobs, opposing the pay cut, and more.
07 February 2021
What happened when Parliament returned?
This week in Australian politics, parliament returns for the year.
31 January 2021
Lots to talk about this week as parliament returns for the year.
Need a dose of positivity?
24 January 2021
Australian politics can seem pretty negative so this week here's something different - a does of positivity to restore your faith in people. The Griffith Australia Day Awards recognise volunteers who perform extraordinary or outstanding voluntary work in the Griffith electorate. The former Member for Griffith, the Hon Kevin Rudd AC, established these awards in 2000. They've been announced on Australia Day ever since, though in recent years we have moved the award ceremony to a later date with a view to making sure everyone can feel included. In this video, meet some of our wonderful locals and hear what volunteering means to them.
Great Barrier Reef Update
17 January 2021
Terri visits the Great Barrier Reef.
Australian politics: Is Scott Morrison powerless or duplicitous?
10 January 2021
Australian politics: Is Scott Morrison powerless or duplicitous? Why are members of his own government permitted to make outrageous statements? Is he powerless to stop them, or is he just happy for mixed messages to be sent from his government?
This week in Australian politics: more Morrison government cuts
03 January 2021
Scott Morrison is bringing in the new year by cutting crucial financial support to millions of Australians, who stand to lose up to $300 per fortnight.
Terri Butler's summer reading guide
27 December 2020
OK, confession time: I did not record an Australian politics video over Christmas. But I did pre-record this clip about some of the books I read during 2020, as a sort of summer reading guide. The first one's a bit esoteric and far from a new release but most of the books in the list were new in 2020. I like to think there's something in this list for everyone who is interested in auspol. And as usual I've picked a comment of the week - this time, from my Instagram account. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments.