Launch of Australian Pensioners Voice
Today is a celebration of the Launch of the Australian Pensioners Voice. Great things can be achieved when we stand together, as many of us know from our experiences as members of unions. I am sure that APV will be an effective and united group who will work hard to have the concerns of pensioners addressed at the local, state and federal government level.
The issues facing pensioners include cost of living pressures, the difficulty of paying rates and other expenses on a fixed income, and the accessibility of public health services.
I have had the privilege of meeting many of you during my campaign for the seat of Brunswick and in the time that I have been elected.
I look forward to working closely with APV, and in particular I congratulate Vic Guarino, and Gino Iannazzo for their vision and hard work.