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

12AM26Nov2015

The Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer has launched an independent financial information service for older Australians at Parliament House.

The National Seniors Financial Information Desk (FID), launched yesterday, was resurrected from the ashes of the respected National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) which closed this year after losing government funding.

At... Read More

12AM20Nov2015

Tax incentives such as stamp duty exemption and quarantining the proceeds of the sale of the family home in the pension assets test would help older Australians needing to downsize, according to a new National Seniors report out today.

The research coincides with reports that the government is considering giving downsizing retirees a one-off exemption from stamp duty and quarantining... Read More

12AM19Nov2015

Older Australians who do not use the internet are being unfairly penalised by telco giant Telstra as it announced monthly paper bill charges would increase from $2 to $3.20.

National Seniors chief executive Michael O'Neill said the increase was discriminatory toward vulnerable sections of the community, particularly older Australians.

“The fee hike blatantly penalises those who... Read More

12AM04Nov2015

Seniors have hit out at unfair claims that the older generation are to blame for being the biggest drain on the health system.

A new report released today by the University of Sydney's BEACH research program found people aged 65 years and over used twice as many GP health services as the average population.

But National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said... Read More

12AM02Nov2015

Older Australians are welcoming a national debate on increasing or broadening the GST as part of a major rethink of the whole tax system.

National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said tax reform was imperative for system simplicity, sustainability and relevance in the rapidly evolving digital economy.

“Australians want a serious debate about tax revenues and efficiencies... Read More