Terri's Weekly Update

Terri's weekly video update. Published every Sunday morning from 8 am. Subscribe to Terri's YouTube channel: 

An auspol Christmas with Terri Butler MP

By Terri Butler MP

20 December 2020

It's Christmas in Australian politics but not everyone's happy.

This week in Australian politics: ten things to know as parliament finishes for the year.

By Terri Butler MP

13 December 2020

The Australian parliament has risen for the year and the Morrison Liberal National Government has limped to the finish line. They have shown time and again that they're all about the photo-op and never about the follow-up. The Australian Labor Party has been holding Scott Morrison to account.

This video gives you ten things to know about the last sitting fortnight of the year in Australian politics.

Isn't Australian politics rigged anyway?

By Terri Butler MP

06 December 2020

I make weekly videos on Australian politics and for this video I put out a call to my Instagram followers, asking what topics they would like covered. Someone suggested "Does democracy still matter" and so I have made not one but three videos on the topic. This week's video is the third of the three. Spoiler alert: yes, I think democracy does still matter. Even in 2020, or maybe especially in 2020.

I'm a Labor politician so I'm predisposed to think that it actually matters who forms executive government in Australia. As an Australian Labor politician it is important to me to expose some of the underlying issues that support the entrenchment of conservative rule, and to discuss why it actually serves the Liberals and Nationals' agenda when government isn't being run so well.

Australian politics: why bother?

By Terri Butler MP

29 November 2020

Welcome to video 2 in this series. I make weekly videos on Australian politics and for this video I put out a call to my Instagram followers, asking what topics they would like covered. Someone suggested "Does democracy still matter".

Does democracy still matter?

By Terri Butler MP

22 November 2020

For this video I put out a call to my Instagram followers, asking what topics they would like covered. Someone suggested "Does democracy still matter" and so I have made not one but three videos on the topic. 

This week in Australian politics: koalas, shadow cabinet, & the $615,986 question

By Terri Butler

15 November 2020

It has been a big week in Australian politics. Parliament was sitting and the Liberal government had quite a few challenges to face. With all the high profile stories going on this week, there were a few things you might have missed. 

This week in Australian politics: climate, environment, water and integrity

By Terri Butler MP

08 November 2020

It's a busy time in Australian politics. I'm hoping that a Biden win will lead to international leadership for more action on climate change. In this update I have a few things to say about that, about the Queensland election, and about the coming sitting week in the Australian parliament. As a Member of Parliament I'm interested in your thoughts about the Morrison government's covid and economic response, as well as about their proposal for a national integrity commission (such as it is!).