Thank you Jane Halton (COTA Australia Chair) for your warm welcome.
I acknowledge the Hon Julie Collins. Senator Rachel Siewart, it’s always good to see you. I know you often challenge me and I’ve enjoyed watching your debates in the other place. Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards; Ronda Held, who is the Executive Coordination Group Chair for COTA; Ian Yates, who I feel is like a coat - I see him so often in this place that I feel as though I should put him across my shoulder and carry him. But it’s always great to see Ian in here - he’s a champion for senior Australians and I thank you for the work that you do.