Terri Butler

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Terri Butler
MP
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Griffith
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 February 2014
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Personal details
Born Terri Megan Butler
(1977-11-28) 28 November 1977 (age 37)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Troy Spence
Alma mater University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology
James Cook University
Profession Lawyer
Website www.terributlermp.com

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.[1] Prior to the by-election, she was an industrial lawyer for the firm Maurice Blackburn.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Kevin Rudd
Member for Griffith
2014–present
Incumbent