Welcome

Thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you will find some useful information about what’s happening in the Port Adelaide electorate, local media releases, and links to the latest news from Canberra and my parliamentary speeches. 

While Federal Parliament meets in Canberra for around 20 weeks a year, I believe it is important to be active in the local community, to know what is going on, and to find out what's important to people living in the electorate. 

If you would like to let me know about a community event, or suggest a location for a street corner meeting, please give my office a call. 

COMMUNITY CONTACT FORM 

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LABOR TO EXTEND WATER TRIGGER

Labor recognises the importance of, and the community concern about the extraction of gas from shales and tight formations.

That's why a Shorten Labor Government will extend the current Water Trigger to include shale and tight formation gas projects.

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LABOR'S CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN

Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan plan will provide the ambitious pathway for an orderly transition to a low pollution economy that Australia needs.

A Fact Sheet for Labor's plan is available here.

You can read the full policy document here.

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LETTER TO SA MINISTER FOR HEALTH, JACK SNELLING

There have been some concerns raised in our community about the impact of the “Transforming Health” reforms on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I have written to SA Minister for Health, Jack Snelling setting out those concerns and proposing some action.

View Letter

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STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANTS NOW OPEN

To apply email at Mark.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au or post: Mark Butler MP, PO Box 2038, Port Adelaide SA 5015.

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LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPION GRANTS

Round 3 Local Sporting Champion Grants are now open. 

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VOLUNTEER GRANTS NOW OPEN

Community organisations in the Port Adelaide electorate can now apply for Australian Government grants worth up to $5000 to support their volunteers.

I would like to encourage local community organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants worth between $1000 and $5000. Local organisations can use the funding to buy much-needed small equipment items, reimbursement for volunteers' fuel and transport costs and contributions towards the cost of training and background screening checks.

These grants provide a valuable opportunity for your organisation to support its volunteers. Applications for Volunteer Grants 2015 close at 2pm on Wednesday, 9 December, 2015.

For more information visit www.dss.gov.au/grants

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MARK BUTLER HIGHER EDUCATION INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP  

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - 1 NOVEMBER, 2015

I'm really pleased to again offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the electorate of Port Adelaide to continue their education after high school.

I believe education is vitally important and I am passionate about doing what I can to encourage young people in our community to take up further education.

Applications open 1 November, 2015 and close 30 April, 2016. The scholarship amount is $2500.

APPLICATION FORM

GUIDELINES

REFEREE FORM

For more information contact my office on 8242 0733 or email Mark.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au.

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News from Mark Butler

LABOR TO DELIVER BOOST TO ST CLAIR COMMUNITY

Posted: 18th June 2016

A Shorten Labor Government would build a brand new indoor recreation centre in St Clair, Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, announced today.

LABOR SEEKS WORLD HERITAGE LISTINGS

Posted: 16th June 2016

Labor will support the investigation and nomination of 3 key iconic areas for future World Heritage listing: Cape York Peninsula; the West Kimberley region; and the Daintree Rainforest (cultural values).

LABOR WILL PROTECT AUSTRALIA'S PARKS

Posted: 16th June 2016

The Abbott-Turnbull Government has spent the last three years undermining the protection of Australia's environment and Labor won't let it continue.

STRONGER ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

Posted: 14th June 2016

Labor has a proud and solid record of environmental achievement.

LIBERALS' GREAT BARRIER REEF STUNT JUST A POLITICAL CON JOB

Posted: 13th June 2016

Malcolm Turnbull claims he has made the biggest ever investment in the Great Barrier Reef. But it is really just the biggest ever con job.

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