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.

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Media Releases

12AM08May2018
National Seniors Australia has described the Federal Budget 2018-19 as a mix of pluses and minuses for older Australians, with key initiatives foreshadowed by the government falling short of expectations and needs.
 
Chief Advocate Mr Ian Henschke said National Seniors welcomed aged and home care initiatives, along with others to allow seniors opportunities to boost... Read More
12AM30Apr2018

A major report by National Seniors Australia released today found most seniors receiving aged care at home thought workers treated them with respect, met their personal care and support needs, and were well trained.

However, about 50 per cent of people qualified their positive views by saying better coordination between home care and health services was required, along with improvements... Read More

12AM12Apr2018

National Seniors Australia said today the Federal Government needed to rethink its downsizing policy introduced in last year’s Budget to allow Australians aged 65 and over to sell their home and divert up to $300,000 per person into superannuation.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the policy, which will come into effect on 1 July this year... Read More

12AM10Apr2018

National Seniors Australia has voiced its support for a partnership announced yesterday between the NSW Government and Airbnb to encourage more seniors to sign up to the home sharing platform.

But Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said involvement as hosts could have some serious impacts for retirees and pensioners, who should seek detailed advice before opening their homes to paying guests... Read More

12AM04Apr2018

National Seniors is calling on the Federal Government to raise the Work Bonus for Age Pensioners to $10,000 a year without them losing any of their benefits.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today, according to its research, the key issue confronting the majority (51%) of full age pensioners was its adequacy to cover the cost of living.... Read More