Terri Butler has been the Federal Labor Member for Griffith, in Queensland, since February 2014. Prior to being elected as the member for Griffith in 2014, Terri was a lawyer and a principal of the national law firm Maurice Blackburn, where she established and led the Queensland Employment and Industrial Law Section. While working as a lawyer, Terri was listed as one of Queensland’s top workplace relations lawyers in the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession.
Terri has long been involved with organisations supporting those in the community. She has served on leadership groups of Children By Choice and the YWCA. Terri has also been involved in Labor’s policy development, having served two previous terms on Labor’s National Policy Committee, and a term on the new National Policy Forum.
Terri is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, the Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities, and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality. She is the Deputy Chair of the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education & Training, and a member of the House Standing Committees on Procedure, and Tax and Revenue. She's on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services. She is co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Innovation and Enterprise group, and convener of Labor Friends of Tourism.