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 [...]
Tendo UK Press Release on rising prices
Canadian MP Brad Vis recently presented a Frozen pensions petition to the Canadian Parliament. This Video is from CABP, our partner in the ICBP
BPiA has sent a Chinese New Year card to all our representatives in Canberra with the message: 请做点什么来结束英国政府冻结养老金的政策。 目前有超过 200,000 名澳大利亚人受到该政策影响。澳大利亚纳税人每年因此损失 1.1 亿美元。 澳大利亚政府在结束这种对澳大利亚人的不公平待遇方面做得还不够。 我们只能依赖你们去促成改变。 祝虎年快乐! In English this says: “Please do something to end the British Government policy of frozen pensions. There are over 200,000 Australians affected and it is costing the Australian taxpayer $110 million a year. The Australian government is not doing enough to end this unfair treatment of Australians. We are relying on you. Best wishes for the year of the tiger.”
There is a New E-Petition to UK government asking for equal treatment of Pensioners abroad! Let's try for 100.00 signatures to force another Parliamentary Debate! Please Sign and Share on this Link
UK MPs David Linden, Margaret Ferrier, and Andrew Rosindell recently put separate written questions, concerning UK Frozen Pensions, to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and the Secretary of State for Defence. The replies from the Ministers are, of course, the usual.... "long standing policy for 70 years..." "moving overseas is a personal choice..." .etc. The exchange of letters is below David Linden MP, written question, 22nd November 2021 “To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to resolve the matter of frozen overseas pensions [...]