Who We Are
Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) Coalition Victoria Incorporated was established in Victorian in 2007. It is an independent volunteer not-for-profit coalition of community-based organisations, unions, faith groups, peace groups and individuals advocating for social justice for pensioners, single parents and their children, unemployed people, affordable housing for renters in all housing types, especially public housing tenants and other low-income groups marginalised by financial hardship, poverty and inequality. FGFP is non-party political.
What we do
FGFP advocates for and mobilises pensioners, single parents and their children, unemployed people and other low-income groups and their supporters to gain significant improvements in income and related services for those living in poverty or in financial hardship.
Our work includes direct action, advocacy, community organising, building the coalition, media, public education and research and is underpinned by human rights and activism. We work towards a just society where everyone counts and gets a fair go at life.
Representative organisations on FGFP Victorian Steering Committee include Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (Retired Members Division), Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament, Council of Single Mothers and their Children, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria, Friends of Public Housing Victoria, Democritus Greek Workers League,Housing for the Aged Action Group, Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian Veterans), Independent Peaceful Australia Network, Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Polish Community Council of Victoria, Rail Tram and Bus Union Victoria, The Pen, Les Twentyman Foundation, Victorian Trades Hall Council. FGFP joins other community groups including churches, faith groups and peace groups on a single issue or a range of issues and/or endorse our annual activities. FGFP also has an individual section established in December 2013
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Contact us for further information
John Speight – President
0425 753 754
Ann Davies –Public Officer
0409 192 668
Joe Montero – Vice President
0448 482 892
George Zangalis – Vice President
0417 777 542
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C/o AMWU, 1st Floor Reception
251 Queensberry St
Carlton South Vic 3053
FGFP coalition acknowledges the owners of the land on which we meet the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We wish to pay our respect to their Elders -past, present and future.
Authorized by FAIR GO FOR PENSIONERS (FGFP) COALITION VICTORIA INCORPORATED A0061591N – 2019
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