|Member of the Australian Parliament
8 February 2014
|Preceded by||Kevin Rudd|
|Born||Terri Megan Butler
28 November 1977
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology
James Cook University
Terri Megan Butler (born 28 November 1977) is an Australian industrial lawyer, politician and member for the Division of Griffith in the Australian House of Representatives. She was preselected to represent the Australian Labor Party in the 2014 Griffith by-election triggered by the resignation of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. She won the seat with a 51.8 (−1.2) percent two-party vote against Liberal National Party candidate Bill Glasson. Prior to the by-election, she was an industrial lawyer for the firm Maurice Blackburn.
In July 2015, Butler along with Labor colleague Laurie Ferguson, Liberal MPs Warren Entsch and Teresa Gambaro, independents Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan and Greens MP Adam Bandt co-sponsored a bill to introduce same-sex marriage in Australia.
- 2014 Griffith by-election result: AEC
- "Griffith by-election: Bill Glasson, Terri Butler vie for Kevin Rudd's old seat as voters return to polls". ABC News. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "Cross party plan reached on same sex marriage". Sky News Australia. 1 July 2015.
- Stephanie Peatling & James Massola (1 July 2015). "Multi-party same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in August". Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Same-sex marriage: Coalition MPs Warren Entsch, Teresa Gambaro to co-sponsor private member's bill". ABC News. 1 July 2015.
- "Why I'm co-sponsoring a marriage equality bill". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Official website
- Personal blog
- Ms Terri Butler MP (Parliamentary profile page)
- Terri Butler on Twitter
- Summary of parliamentary voting for Terri Butler MP on TheyVoteForYou.org.au
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Griffith