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
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: email@example.com 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
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
BPiA welcomes Amanda Rishworth as Minister for Social Services. Amanda has supported our Campaign in the past.BPiA Volunteer 12022-06-07T15:58:40+10:00
BPiA welcomes the appointment of Amanda Rishworth as Minister for Social Services. Ms Rishworth supported our campaign for a fair pension by moving a motion in the House of Representatives in 2008. See here. We are confident she remains constant in her opinion of right and wrong and will use her new position as a springboard for Australian Government action on this issue.
BPiA had a successful day at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day! British Pensions in Australia Inc. (BPiA) had a stall at this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair. The Fair was held on Sunday 20th February in Victoria Park, Camperdown. The Fair was forecast to attract over 60,000 visitors and with the beautiful weather and the easing of Covid restrictions may well have attracted even more. We answered questions from dozens of people and have high expectations of an increase in membership from the event. People enquiring about our campaign included visitors from the [...]