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 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


A new report has dispelled a common belief that older people are hoarding their wealth so they can pass it on to their children.

The National Seniors’ Australia Social Survey, in conjunction with Challenger, asked seniors about their current financial situations and what they expected in the future.

National Seniors’ Director of Research, Professor Philip Taylor, said nearly 3,... Read More


National Seniors believes urgent action is needed to address ongoing issues with accessing paper Census forms.

Chief advocate Sarah Saunders says older people have not been properly considered in the move to take the Census online.

“Census is a critical source of data for shaping national policy and the lack of public notification on the new format is not good enough” she said.... Read More