Media

Our Media and Communications team works hard to ensure that issues concerning Australians over 50 are on the national news agenda. The media releases we produce contain the latest news and announcements on National Seniors' lobbying activities and campaigns.

Just as National Seniors Australia gives a voice to older Australians, our Media and Communications team works hard to ensure that they are heard on the national news agenda. In our media mentions area is a selection of news coverage where National Seniors Australia and its lobbying priorities have been reported.

National Seniors' Media and Communications team members are happy to talk to journalists about issues affecting older Australians at any time.

Please direct media enquiries to Media and Communications Manager, Lynda Schekoske, on 07 3233 9134 or 0488 047 380, or Media Officer Rosemary Desmond on 3233 9106, or email us. You can also follow us on Twitter @NationalSeniors.

Media Releases

12AM03Jul2017

Deregulation of retail electricity prices has led to a proliferation of offers that was confusing and misleading, especially to older consumers, according to National Seniors Australia.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today many consumers had lost faith in the current system, given major retailers had been fined for false and misleading... Read More

12AM03Jul2017

National Seniors Australia has welcomed today’s news reports that the ACCC will investigate retirement village giant Aveo, following what Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt labelled “alarming allegations” about contracts and fees.

ACCC chairman Rod Sims reportedly told The Australian Financial Review the investigation would look into the more serious matters raised in relation to Aveo,... Read More

12AM27Jun2017

National Seniors has repeated its long-standing calls for uniform legislation governing retirement villages to protect vulnerable seniors from exploitation.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the Four Corners/Fairfax program on ABC TV last night and other news reports had shown the sector was in dire need of a makeover to overcome piecemeal state laws that left older people locked into... Read More

12AM20Jun2017

The New South Wales budget has held public transport fares at $2.50 but added little to help older people cope with ever-increasing living costs, National Seniors Australia says.

The cost of Gold Opal travel for pensioners and Seniors Card holders will stay at $2.50 from 3 July 2017 for the 2017-18 financial year.

“This is good news but we can only hope the government restricts... Read More

12AM13Jun2017

National Seniors Australia has welcomed the Queensland Government’s budget commitment today to invest in new social housing.

National Seniors spokesperson Ms Vera Somerwil said the government’s allocation of $1.8 billion over 10 years to build more than 5,500 social and affordable homes, along with a boost to electricity concessions, would go some way to helping older Queenslanders cope... Read More