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


Many older Australians were struggling to maintain even a modest standard of living because of spiralling power, health and other costs, National Seniors Australia said today.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the impacts of rising costs were exacerbated by government rules that prevented seniors from earning more than $6500 a year without losing part of their Age... Read More


By National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate Ian Henschke

The ALP needs to listen to older Australians and reconsider its policy, announced yesterday by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, to claw back $59 billion from dividend payments.

While the policy has been framed in traditional Labor language as a means of ‘taking from the rich to give to back to the poor’, in... Read More

National Seniors Australia has warned proposed ALP changes that would end cash refunds to retirees claimed through share dividend imputation could backfire.
Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today the plan, designed to claw back $59 billion over 10 years from wealthy retirees, could hurt many full and part aged pensioners who had been encouraged to diversify by... Read More

Older people may be at risk of serious illness from dehydration and heat stress as Queensland swelters under a summer heatwave, National Seniors Australia says.

With the weather bureau forecasting temperatures to remain in the mid to high 30s - and even top 40 degrees in some inland areas, National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke called on Queenslanders to look out for elderly... Read More


National Seniors Travel has picked up top spot in the Online Travel Agency category at Scenic’s annual Night of Stars awards.

The black-tie event, held in Sydney at the weekend, recognised the achievements of Scenic’s top performing travel agencies and consultants in Australia and New Zealand.

National Seniors’... Read More