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

12AM14Sep2017

National Seniors has welcomed the hearing health inquiry report, Still waiting to be heard, released late yesterday, calling on the Federal Government to adopt its key recommendations without delay.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said after two investigations of the industry in a decade, the government needed to clean up problems the ACCC had labelled scams.

Mr Henschke said one in... Read More

12AM11Sep2017

National Seniors is helping older people boost their financial literacy with two seminars in Tasmania where nearly one in five people are aged 65 and over.

Basil La Brooy from National Seniors Financial Information Desk said 2016 Census figures show 19.4 per cent of the Tasmanian population is aged 65 and over, up from 16.3 per cent in 2011.

“The number of older Tasmanians is... Read More

12AM04Sep2017

National Seniors Australia is supporting moves to make flu shots compulsory for aged care workers following the deaths of nursing home residents in several states.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today it was fact that flu shots saved lives, particularly those of vulnerable older people, and not... Read More

12AM31Aug2017

Seniors could be forced to downgrade their level of cover or drop their health insurance altogether, if premiums continue to rise unchecked.

As health insurers prepare submissions supporting their case for a hike next April, National Seniors Australia is raising concerns about issues driving seniors away from health cover at a time when they need it most.

In a submission to the... Read More

12AM13Aug2017

The Federal Government’s consumer-directed home care program has a risk of failing, despite almost universal support for it among older people, according to National Seniors Australia.

National Seniors Research Director Professor John McCallum said today 98 per cent of its members believed choice of home care services was important, regardless of their age, with those living on the Age... Read More