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.

Please direct any media enquiries to 07 3233 9106 or email us. You can also follow us on Twitter @NationalSeniors

Media Releases

12AM08Mar2016

On International Women’s Day, National Seniors is highlighting the need for more support for older women who give up work to care for their grandchildren.

National Seniors research shows grandmothers are sacrificing their own incomes so their daughters and daughters-in-law can return to the labour force, which often has a financial impact on their retirement savings.

“As we... Read More

12AM02Mar2016

Older Australians have dismissed a conservative think tank report that calls on government to raise the pension age and include the family home in the assets test.

Claiming that younger people are increasingly bearing the costs of their elders, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) report, The myths of the generational bargain, makes five policy recommendations to tighten... Read More

12AM02Mar2016

Older Queenslanders have welcomed moves by the state government towards giving them greater financial safeguards.

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the Parliamentary Inquiry into the adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland seniors had made a number of recommendations and the government was responding to most.

Michael O’Neill, chief executive of National... Read More

12AM24Feb2016

National Seniors has welcomed the announcement of Australia’s first major national inquiry into elder abuse.

Attorney General George Brandis QC today said the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) would conduct an inquiry into laws and frameworks in an effort to put the rights of older people on the national agenda.

National Seniors has called for a national elder abuse... Read More

12AM17Feb2016

Until they start planning for encore careers, mature age Australians will continue to experience high long term unemployment rates, a new report has found.

A National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre report entitled Change is inevitable, so plan for it, A survey of career planning among mature age Australians studied the experiences, perceptions and likelihood of career... Read More