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


It was the easy gusto of National Seniors Association chairman, Everald Compton, which stole the show at their Melbourne convention in October.

Compton jostled with the Prime Minister for coverage in the front pages of the national dailies with his impromptu comment: "As a result of your announcement of the baby bonus yesterday, there are a few of the older blokes here who’ve got a... Read More


Prime Minister, John Howard, has promised to allocate $1 million towards a new ageing research centre to be based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, if the Coalition is re-elected.

Speaking at the biennial National Seniors (NSA) convention, Mr Howard committed $20 million to several initiatives enhancing community participation of seniors.

The Productive Ageing Centre (PAC), to be... Read More


The largest organisation representing older Australians, National Seniors Association (NSA), today welcomed the extension of some pensioner rail travel concessions to many self-funded retirees.

According to chief executive, David Deans, the Commonwealth’s agreement with Great Southern Railway is the first step towards reciprocal seniors’ travel concessions which NSA has advocated for... Read More


National Seniors Foundation, the charitable arm of the largest organisation representing older Australians, will donate over $1000 to local charity, Osteoporosis SA, next week.

The grant is the result of an application made by the Adelaide branch of National Seniors Association to the Foundation in support of the innovative "Osteoporosis Goes West – Let’s Educate Seniors" project.

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Seniors from across Australia will gather in Melbourne to see Prime Minister John Howard open National Seniors Association’s (NSA) Convention in October.

With over 220,000 members NSA is the largest organisation representing Australian seniors and a powerful lobbying force on issues such as mature age unemployment, health, and retirement income.

A biennial event, the NSA... Read More