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

12AM07Jun2017

National Seniors has welcomed today’s commitment by the ACT government to increase access for seniors to public transport.

The government will continue to offer free off-peak travel on bus services for seniors and concession card holders. It will also conduct a six-month trial in the inner north of flexible bus services for people with mobility impairment.

National Seniors’ ACT... Read More

12AM31May2017

National Seniors has rejected Federal Government moves to scuttle the energy supplement for new Age Pension recipients from September 20.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today the government’s plan to cut the supplement in a bid to save almost $1 billion over four years was misguided.

Full and part pensioners were consistently being targeted for savings when their incomes were... Read More

12AM25May2017

Tasmanian seniors have welcomed record health spending announced in today’s state budget, but they were disappointed that ageing was overlooked again in a ministerial portfolio.

National Seniors’ Tasmanian Policy Advisory Group’s Mary Parsissons said the $7 billion in health spending over the next four years would help deliver 106 new hospital beds, construct and upgrade health... Read More

12AM10May2017

National Seniors Australia says the Budget is a mix of good and bad for older Australians.

The government introduced a downsizing policy to allow people aged 65 and over to sell the family home and roll up to $300,000 ($600,000 couples) into superannuation.

But National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the initiative had not gone far enough, particularly for seniors on... Read More

12AM09May2017

Australia’s peak lobby group for over 50s says the Federal Government’s downsizing initiative has positives for some Australians but hasn’t gone far enough.

But National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said more detail was needed about the initiative announced in the Federal Budget tonight.

Mr Henschke said the changes would allow couples over 65 to downsize and divert up to... Read More