Terri's Shadow Ministerial Media Releases

World Mental Health Day - A Reminder to Do Better for Young People Experiencing Mental Ill Health

October 10, 2018

With the Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, and Senator Deborah O'Neill, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme – ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’ – is aimed at bringing attention to the issues our young people are facing in the world today. Labor acknowledges, values and respects the tireless work undertaken by youth menta...

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Appointment as Shadow Minister

August 21, 2018

Young people deserve a voice in government, and I am grateful to Bill Shorten for elevating this portfolio. I am also very pleased to be succeeding my friend the Hon Ed Husic MP in the employment services, workforce participation and future of work portfolio. We are at a time of great change in the Australian economy, and coming to grips with the future of work is of crucial importance.

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Diversity Isn't Garbage, Senator Anning's Speech Is

August 15, 2018

Last night, Senator Anning showed what he and Katter’s Australia Party really stand for. Not only did he advocate for a return to the White Australia policy, and emulate Nazi dogma, he attacked gender diverse and young LGBTIQ Australians.

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Anniversary of Mr Turnbull's Divisive Postal Survey

August 07, 2018

Today marks one year since the government party room decided to conduct a damaging, expensive, and divisive postal survey on the rights of LGBTIQ Australians. Labor blocked the marriage plebiscite in the Senate because we knew that a public vote on human rights would be wasteful, and more importantly, harmful.

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Turnbull Government Fails to Address Youth Homelessness

August 01, 2018

Today’s release of Mission Australia’s 2017 Youth Survey results is a reminder of the Turnbull Government’s failure to address housing affordability and homelessness for young people.    According to the report, nearly 1 in 6 young people surveyed have experienced a type of homelessness. This includes time with no fixed address, living in a refuge or transitional accommodation, and time spent couch surfing.

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UA Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault

July 20, 2018

Terri Butler MP welcomes the release of Universities Australia’s guidelines for university responses to sexual assault and harassment as part of the Respect.Now.Always. initiative.   “Labor welcomes the release of these guidelines which will help universities across Australia better respond to sexual harassment and assault,” Ms Butler said.

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A STRONG VOICE FOR THE SOUTHSIDE