Senator Ruston's letter
You can buy an awful lot of hospital beds for $110 million a year. In her reply to Sen Eric Abetz, Sen Anne Ruston, Minister for Social Services, says that the estimated indicative cost to Australia of the UK policy of not indexing British Pensions is $110 million annually Sen Ruston's reply to Sen Abetz
A BPiA member asked her MP (Milton Dick) what action the Australian government was taking concerning "frozen" UK Pensions. It was nice to see that he forwarded the question to George Brandis (Australian High Commissioner to the UK), and to Marise Payne (Minister for Foreign Affairs) Milton Dick's letter to George Brandis, and Marise Payne Marise Payne's reply was, of course, the standard reply that it is long standing UK policy, which is regularly raised with the UK Government. Marise Payne's reply
The SMH Tribute to Jim is here
Dated: 11th August 2021 Unfortunately Julian Lesser's speech was cut short due to the time for member's statements expiring. The video is here, and the full transcript, from Julian's Newsletter is below. Jim Tilley OAM British Pensioners in Australia will be saddened by the death of Jim Tilley OAM. I was pleased to say a few words about Jim in the House this week: Jim Tilley, who passed away recently, was a warrior for a just cause, the leading light in the British Pensioners in Australia organisation. Jim fought hard for the rights of Australia’s British Pensioners, determined to see [...]
A Livestream Of Jim Tilley's Funeral service will be available for 90 days. Click here to view it: Funeral service for Jim Tilley You may need to enter the PIN: 8932
Sadly, our founder, Jim Tilley OAM, passed away today, 29th July 2021, at 4.00am, Sydney Time Jim Tilley the tireless campaigner for UK pensioners in Australia, has left a powerful legacy. Incensed at the UK Government’s arbitrary and unjust frozen pension policy which sees the pensions paid to Australian residents frozen, Jim established British Pensions in Australia Inc. (BPiA) in 2003. From small beginnings, BPiA now boasts over 3,600 members. Its membership consists of migrants from the UK and Australians who worked in the UK and returned to Australia. Over the years, Jim has helped guide many Australians through the [...]
Senator Eric Abetz asks Senator Anne Ruston the cost to Australia of the UK Frozen Pension Policy. Senator Eric Abetz has written to Senator Anne Ruston (Minister for Families & Social Services) requesting any information available on the cost to Australia of the UK Frozen Pensions Policy. You can see the letter here.
Our President Patrick Edwards, has received two more letters from Politicians, confirming the ALP's, and the Federal Governments's positions regarding our UK Frozen Pensions campaign. Here is the Letter from Federal Assistant Minister Ben Morton MP. Here is the Letter from NSW Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill.