Press & Media

Our team of dedicated journalists work to ensure that seniors issues are on the national news agenda. The media releases we produce contain all the latest news and announcements on National Seniors' lobbying activities and nationwide media campaigns.

Just as National Seniors Australia gives a voice to issues that affect older Australians, our public affairs team work hard to ensure that seniors are heard on the national news agenda. In our media mention area is a selection of news coverage where National Seniors Australia and its lobbying priorities have been reported.

National Seniors' public affairs team are happy to talk to news media about issues affecting seniors at any time.

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Media Releases


National Seniors has urged the Federal Government to focus on inefficiencies in the Australian health insurance system, rather than allowing private health insurers to keep jacking up premiums.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today the affordability of private health insurance was one of the biggest concerns for older Australians. Premiums had increased by almost 40 per cent between... Read More


National Seniors Australia has appointed Ian Henschke as its Chief Advocate. He is a former ABC Radio and TV journalist and presenter. He also served as an ABC Board Director.

National Seniors’ Chief Executive Officer Dagmar Parsons said the role of Chief Advocate will build upon the successes of the past and transform engagement with the over 50s.

“We want to raise the profile... Read More


National Seniors Australia has appointed health and ageing expert Professor John McCallum to spearhead research as the consumer lobby group’s new Research Director.

Queensland-born Prof McCallum has an extensive university career, working on major research projects, both in Australia and overseas.

These include... Read More

Consumer lobby group for the over 50s, National Seniors Australia, has today announced Chris Guille as its new Chairman.
Mr Guille has been a Board Director of National Seniors since June 2012 and brings over 30 years of experience in banking, trustee services and investment advice to the role.
He is an experienced company director and... Read More

Older residents of the ACT are calling on political parties to outline their plans on a range of issues in the lead-up to the Territory’s 15 October election.

National Seniors ACT Policy Advisory Group Chair Dr Bill Donovan said vulnerable over 50s were looking for a clear commitment from political parties on seniors-related issues.

“These include maintaining all concessions to... Read More