Terri's previous local updates.
Australian politics: Is Scott Morrison powerless or duplicitous?
10 January 2021
Australian politics: Is Scott Morrison powerless or duplicitous? Why are members of his own government permitted to make outrageous statements? Is he powerless to stop them, or is he just happy for mixed messages to be sent from his government?
This week in Australian politics: more Morrison government cuts
03 January 2021
Scott Morrison is bringing in the new year by cutting crucial financial support to millions of Australians, who stand to lose up to $300 per fortnight.
Terri Butler's summer reading guide
27 December 2020
OK, confession time: I did not record an Australian politics video over Christmas. But I did pre-record this clip about some of the books I read during 2020, as a sort of summer reading guide. The first one's a bit esoteric and far from a new release but most of the books in the list were new in 2020. I like to think there's something in this list for everyone who is interested in auspol. And as usual I've picked a comment of the week - this time, from my Instagram account. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
An auspol Christmas with 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.
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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!).