BPiA Chairman, Brian Owles, has sent a copy of Broken Faith to Scott Morrison to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day. In his covering letter, Brian pointed out the unfair treatment of veterans by the British Government. He asked the Prime Minister to raise the issue with the British Government. Two of our members, Patricia Coulthard and Robert Haley, who are themselves veterans of WW2, have also written to the Prime Minister. Broken Faith documents the stories of 26 brave veterans of the Second World War, all of whom have frozen pensions. The booklet shows how ungrateful [...]
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In July, our Chairman, Brian Owles made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the frozen pension issue. He pointed out that 228,000 pensioners who live in Australia were affected. He also said that the issue of frozen pensions did not only affect the pensioners but that an estimated $500 million per annum is lost in foreign currency transfers into the economy and that it results in around $180 million in extra payments by Centrelink. A copy of his submission can be found here: FTA submission 2020