In June, Sir Roger Gale, Chair of the UK All Party Parliament Group on Frozen Pensions wrote to the New Australian Social Services Minister, Amanda Rishworth congratulating her, and making her aware of the scandal of the British frozen pensions policy. No reply has yet been received. The letter is here
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Liz Trus has sacked long serving UK Pensions Minister Guy Opperman, and replaced him with Alex Burghart MP. Neither has shown any sympathy for the Frozen Pensions cause over past years. You can Email him here: firstname.lastname@example.org Or write to: Mr. Burghart at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Alex represents the Brentwood and Ongar Constituency, so this is of special interest to anyone who used to live there!
Our President urges Anthony Albanese to discuss Social Security Agreement with Liz Truss while in UKBPiA Volunteer 12022-09-27T20:15:55+10:00
Our President wrote to PM Anthony Albanese, and received an acknowledgement, urging him, while in UK, to speak to UK PM Liz Truss about the Frozen Pension scandal, and the need for a social services agreement with the UK. The letter is here
Sarah Olney UK MP Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Trade, and Wendy Chamberlain UK MP Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Work & Pensions recently supported our campaign by writing to the Secretary of State for International Trade, pressing for the frozen pensions issue to be part of reciprocal agreements linked to free trade agreements. As you will see, from DIT's response, they effectively passed the buck to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whose position we know only too well. Nevertheless, the MP's efforts will continue, spurred on by the fact that under the Triple Lock policy, state pensioners in the [...]
The BBC Obituary for HM Queen Elizabeth II is here. For those who wish to sign a Condolence book(s), there are official UK, and Australian books: UK (Obituary and Condolence book) Australian
Peter Dowd MP, in UK Parliamentary Question Time, raised the debacle of Canadian Frozen Pensioner's "End of Life" forms that never arrived from UK DWP. There was no satisfactory answer to the question. Additionally (and not asked for) there was the usual blah blah "the situation for 70 years has been....." Video is here
Updated Fact Sheet 1: Frozen Pensions Fact Sheet 3: Why the the UK Frozen Pensions Policy is Wrong. Added Fact Sheet 21: Life Certificates Fact Sheet 22: Notifying Change of Address to UK Pensions Service.
Amanda Rishworth, Minister for Social Services has responded to our President's congratulation letter on her appointment, by pledging Government support for UK Frozen Pensioners in Australia. Here
The BBC recently aired a program featuring Sir Roger Gale requesting that Frozen Pensions be included on the upcoming CHOGM agenda. It includes interviews with John Duffy, and Anne Puckridge. BBC video is here