Australia’s oldest man inspires senator
AS TWO parliamentarians barnstormed the southwest last week, they could not go past a pit stop to Pinaroo retirement village to visit Australia’s oldest man.
Queensland Senator Amanda Stoker and Member for Warrego Ann Leahy were on the road inquiring about aged care facilities and zonal taxation in the region, but a visit to Dexter Kruger soon became the highlight of their trip.
At 108 years of age, Mr Kruger had no trouble entertaining his guests, from claiming he was arguably Kilcoy’s greatest son to sharing life values that the parliamentarians could apply in the chamber.
Senator Stoker said Mr Kruger was an inspiration.
“He is fun, smart and cheeky. Gosh, to be that switched on at that age says something pretty impressive about the life you learn doesn’t it,” Senator Stoker said.
Ms Leahy said they visited Dalby, Chinchilla, The Gums, Glenmorgan, Westmar, St George, Mitchell and Roma and could not miss the opportunity to visit the oldest man in her electorate, let alone the country.