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


Older Australians have welcomed the federal Opposition's climate change plan announced by Bill Shorten and Mark Butler in Brisbane today.

The plan, which emphasises jobs and lower power prices, commits Labor to a 50% renewable energy (such as solar- and wind-generated) target by 2030 should it win government.

Michael O’Neill, chief executive of the over-50s consumer lobby... Read More


Australia’s seniors have welcomed statements by Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens highlighting the impact of record low interest rates on their retirement nest eggs.

Stevens warned that the rates were exerting pressure on superannuation funds to continue delivering returns for those on low fixed incomes.

“Bringing this problem to the national agenda for discussion is a positive... Read More


National Seniors has welcomed a project to help older South Australians find and keep jobs.

The state’s Minister for Ageing, Zoe Bettison, said the Mature Economy Business and Jobs Strategy will focus on new economic opportunities for mature age workers.

The strategy will be a joint initiative of Flinders University Business School and the Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer IAO, which... Read More


Michael O’Neill has announced he’s stepping down as National Seniors chief executive from the end of May.

O’Neill, who has been at the helm of the over-50s lobby for almost a decade, believes it is time for ‘fresh blood and fresh ideas’.

“When I commenced this role in 2006, I received a legacy of 30 years of growth and development,” said O’Neill.

“I leave at the 40 year... Read More


Older Australians have welcomed the first moves to enshrine into law the objective of superannuation.

Launching the public consultation process with a discussion paper yesterday, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer said a legislated objective would guide policymakers, consumers and industry.

National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill, agreed that the exercise, through... Read More