Michelle Rowland holds seniors meet in Blacktown

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Federal member for Greenway Michelle Rowland and Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury were joined by more than 75 local seniors – a substantial number of them from the sub continent community — at Blacktown Workers Club recently for a meeting on senior’s issues.

Ms Rowland, who hosted the event, said the meeting was a great opportunity to hear from local seniors about what is important to them.

“I regularly hold seniors meetings to keep in touch with local seniors and hear what they are concerned about, what the Government is doing and what extra help they need,” Ms Rowland said.

Ms Rowland also said the National Broadband Network was of great interest and so was the scrapping of the carbon price for an emissions trading scheme.

“Local seniors are very interested in the NBN and the application that will come about that will help them as they get older,” Ms Rowland said.

“There was also plenty of interest in the move to an emissions trading scheme, which will see households benefit from a reduction in the cost of living of around $380 next financial year,” Ms Rowland said.

David Bradbury outlined about economic performance of government in 2007 when the Labor Party came to the power. He said that the meeting was a great opportunity to speak directly with seniors about the strength of the economy and what the Federal Government is doing to reduce the cost of living.

“It was great to hear from local Blacktown seniors about the issues they care about and to talk about the strength of our economy and our plans to make it stronger in the future,” said Bradbury.

“By scrapping the carbon tax and moving to an emissions trading scheme we are reducing the cost of living for households in Blacktown and making it easier on our seniors,” added Bradbury.

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