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


Seniors from across Australia will gather in Melbourne to see Prime Minister John Howard open National Seniors Association’s (NSA) Convention in October.

With over 220,000 members NSA is the largest organisation representing Australian seniors and a powerful lobbying force on issues such as mature age unemployment, health, and retirement income.

A biennial event, the NSA... Read More


Seniors have welcomed Prime Minister John Howard’s acknowledgement of the vital role of older workers in Australia’s future at the Press Club in Canberra today.

In stressing the challenges posed by an ageing population Mr Howard said that rather than focussing on immigration more emphasis should be placed upon the valuable skills of "Gold Collar Workers" aged 55 to 70.

Welcoming... Read More


National Seniors Association (NSA), the largest organisation representing older Australians, has welcomed the federal Government’s proposal to extend pensioner concessions to self-funded retirees who are Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) holders.

According to NSA chief executive, David Deans, the move is a godsend to low income self-funded retirees who struggle with unforeseen... Read More


It doesn’t get much better for seniors than this year’s federal budget, according to National Seniors Association (NSA), the largest organisation representing older Australians.

NSA chief executive, David Deans, who attended the budget lockup in Canberra says he is delighted by the range and extent of initiatives announced for seniors.

"Most of these initiatives mirror... Read More


Economic benefits of mature age workers proven in new report say Australia’s largest seniors organisations

The new report by Access Economics Population Ageing and the Economy commissioned by Aged Care Minister, Bronwyn Bishop, will provide a valuable impetus to improving the position of mature age workers because it shows the benefits they bring both to the economy and business.

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