House debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Statements by Members

Safety and Security Rebate

1:34 pm

Photo of Sam LimSam Lim (Tangney, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Community safety has always been a high priority for my constituents. Having been a police officer, I take it very seriously. This is because crime is a concern that transcends age, gender, race and religion, as well as electorate boundaries. Last year, the WA Labor government brought back the safety and security rebates for WA seniors card members, which had been ripped out by the previous Liberal government. The $400 rebate has benefited so many of the pensioners in my electorate.

I came to learn last year that the idea to reinstate the rebate was credited to a constituent of mine in Leeming—his name is Bob Taddeo—who pushed and campaigned for its return. Bob, thank you for coming to contact me. I want to express my deepest gratitude because this is what community activism is all about—sharing ideas to benefit the people. To my constituents, I want to let you know that you can do the same: write to my office, come to my coffee catch-up and share with us what you want to see happen in the government. I'm here to serve you. Together, for Tangney, we can make things happen.