Terri is the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water and has been the Member for Griffith since 2014.
Terri stood for parliament to fight for secure jobs, universal healthcare, quality education for all, dignity in retirement, and climate action. Before standing for parliament, Terri had long called for the election of more women.
She is proud of her parliamentary record which has included fighting the Liberal-Nationals’ proposed GP Tax, pension cuts, and uni fee increases. She was one of Labor’s leading voices for marriage equality.
Most of all, Terri loves having the privilege of representing the people of Griffith, which spans South Bank, the Gabba, Kangaroo Point, urban villages like West End and Bulimba, and friendly & liveable inner suburbs.
Terri has lived in Brisbane for more than twenty years. She and her husband Troy are raising their two kids in the inner south-eastern suburbs, with her daughter starting high school and her son still at primary school.
Terri was born and raised in Cairns, and is a proud graduate of Cairns State High. Growing up, her dad Larry was a shiftworker, before joining the family business that her mum, Alison, had founded. More recently, Terri’s parents have worked as a teachers’ aide and a hospital wardie.
Terri holds tertiary qualifications in journalism, law and economics.
Before becoming an MP, she was a partner at Maurice Blackburn, a national law firm. She established and led the firm’s Queensland employment & industrial law team, and was one of the firm’s first two female partners in that state.