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Ms Terri Butler MP

Ms Terri Butler MP

Former Member

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Griffith, Queensland at by-election 2014, vice the Hon. K Rudd (resigned). Re-elected 2016 and 2019. Defeated at general elections 2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 15.9.2016 to 10.9.2018.
  • Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 2.10.2014 to 25.6.2015; Trade and Investment Growth from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 18.3.2014 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue from 18.3.2014 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue from 15.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; Employment, Education and Training from 15.9.2016 to 10.9.2018 (Deputy Chair from 19.10.2016 to 10.9.2018); Procedure from 15.9.2016 to 10.9.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Child Safety and Prevention of Family Violence from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Family Violence and Child Safety from 23.7.2016 to 28.6.2018.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities from 23.7.2016 to 21.8.2018.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality from 23.7.2016 to 18.2.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Preventing Family Violence from 23.7.2016 to 28.6.2018.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs from 28.6.2018 to 21.8.2018.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work from 21.8.2018 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs from 21.8.2018 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party Brisbane Federal Electorate Council.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party Moreton Federal Electorate Council.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Moreton Federal Electorate Council.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Yeronga Branch.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Rules Committee (Qld.).
  • Chair of the Australian Labor Party Rules Committee (Qld.).
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Qld.) from 2003.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2004.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Policy Forum from 2008.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Qld.) from 2011.
Personal
  • Born 28.11.1977, Cairns, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Queensland University of Technology).
  • LLB(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology).
  • Organiser, 1999.
  • Communications officer, 2000.
  • Articled Clerk from 2000 to 2003.
  • Lawyer from 2003 to 2014.
Electorate
  • Name: Griffith
  • Location: The Division of Griffith consists of part of the Brisbane City Council.
  • Area: 57 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 111,937 (at 6.6.2019)
  • Industries: The area is mostly residential with some food processing and light industry. It is also the location of the world famous Brisbane Cricket Ground known as The Gabba.

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