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


With debate raging about critical skill shortages in our labour market and thousands of ‘hidden jobless’, the importance of improving research, understanding and policy direction on productive ageing’ is seen as a priority by National Seniors, Australia’s largest seniors’ organisation and fourth-largest in the world.

Issues such as retention or re-recruitment of mature aged workers in... Read More


COTA National Seniors welcomes the Treasurer’s paper on the “demographic challenge” in raising issues around the ageing of the Australian population. COTA National Seniors also cautions against overstating the negatives of population ageing rather than the positives.

David Deans, joint Chief Executive of COTA National Seniors welcomes the thrust of the paper in terms of the focus it... Read More


COTA National Seniors, the largest organisation for older Australians, has welcomed the Labor Party’s plan to increase dental services for healthcare cardholders and nursing home residents.

Under the proposed Australian Dental Care programme, announced today by federal Opposition leader, Mark Latham, pensioners will be entitled to free dentures, and other seniors will receive oral... Read More


All over Australia grandparents step in to raise their grandchildren when their own children are unable to do so. Although they take on the responsibility with love and courage these "heroes" would prefer that their grandchildren could live with caring parents and that they could be 'normal' grandparents again.

They told COTA National Seniors that in the meantime they are determined to... Read More


"Mature Age Month, announced today by the Government, is a significant initiative designed to increase the participation of mature aged people (45-64 years) in work.

We welcome the recognition of the talent and know-how of these workers," says COTA National seniors joint CEO David Deans.

"Mature Age Month provides the opportunity for us all to focus on the economic and social... Read More