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

National Seniors Australia has urged the Federal Government to implement urgently key recommendations of the ACCC investigation into retail energy pricing.
Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the ACCC... Read More

The Centrelink application process for the Age Pension needs an urgent overhaul, according to the key advocacy group for older Australians.

National Seniors Australia Interim CEO Professor John McCallum said today Age Pension applicants had described the process as “too hard, too complicated and too long”.

Prof. McCallum said the Centrelink application process demanded immediate... Read More


A new energy market report has reinforced the need for regulated power prices for older consumers unable to shop around for a better deal, National Seniors Australia said today.

National Seniors’ Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) report found higher prices combined with complex and confusing energy offers had driven consumer confidence to... Read More


National Seniors Australia has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement in today’s budget of a 50 per cent discount on stamp duty for eligible seniors who downsize their homes.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the concession was a big win for the advocacy group, which had been campaigning for cuts to stamp duty for older Australians for years.

Delivering... Read More


Queensland’s budget contained a little joy for older people, with continued funding of elder abuse prevention measures on the plus side offsetting the demise of a dedicated job skilling program, National Seniors Australia said today.

The 2018/19 state budget contained $900,000 for the previously announced roll-out of seniors’ legal and support services to Gladstone, Rockhampton, Gold... Read More