Title Biography for BUTLER, Terri Megan
Database Biographies
Date 14-10-2020 11:32 AM
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member Yes
State Qld
Electorate Griffith
System Id handbook/allmps/248006


BUTLER, Terri MeganBiography for BUTLER, Terri Megan

Member for Griffith (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



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.


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.

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.


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 Occupations 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.