It was all things Greek on Sunday at the Hermes-Ilion Club in Sydney where Labor spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians and Member for Barton, Linda Burney, launched her re-election campaign in an event hosted by the Hellenic Caucus – Greek Friends of Labor.
Among the 180 attendees were NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Property and Multiculturalism Steve Kamper and state parliamentarians Courtney Houssos, Mark Buttigieg MLC and Rose Jackson along with local government representatives Bayside Mayor Christina Curry and Councillors Bill Saravinovski, Joe Awada and Ann Fardell.
Speaking about the event President of the Greek Friends of Labor, George Houssos said that the electoral division of Barton is home to a big Greek community and reiterated that if re-elected, Ms Burney will focus on the wellbeing of the elderly citizens in line with the Party’s pledge for $2.5bn extra for the struggling aged care system.
“The budget is about funding aged care better, making sure there are nurses available 24 hours in nursing homes and aged care facilities and higher wages for the carers. For the Greeks this is a big issue,” Mr Houssos said.
“Children and elderly are important in our community and these are Labor’s priorities for this election.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to call the federal election any day now with available dates narrowed down to May 7, 14 or 21.