Terri Butler is the shadow minister for the Environment and Water, and the Member for Griffith. Her first priority is to be a strong voice for the Southside, calling for better access to early learning, congestion-busting infrastructure, proper funding for hospitals, and serious action on climate change.
As a shadow minister her priority is holding the Minister to account for the current government’s failures in environmental protection and water management.
Terri has been a shadow Minister since September 2018, having served as a shadow assistant minister since 2015. In parliament she has championed a diversity of causes including marriage equality, the importance of tourism, and whistleblower protection. She co-founded a bipartisan innovation and enterprise parliamentary group, and was a co-founder of the parliamentary friends group for the AFLW.
Terri was first elected to parliament in 2014, succeeding Kevin Rudd as the Member for Griffith at a by-election. Prior to entering parliament, Terri led a practice within the national law firm Maurice Blackburn. She and her husband Troy both grew up in regional Queensland – Terri in Cairns, and Troy in Kingaroy – and both moved to Brisbane more than twenty years ago. They are raising their two children in Morningside.