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 Association, the largest organisation representing older Australians, has welcomed the allocation of funding towards seniors travel concessions and a new Australian think tank in this year’s budget.

Following up on last year’s election promise, the Government has set aside $25.5 million for interstate travel concessions for state Seniors Card holders.

However the... Read More


Australian seniors have welcomed the allocation of additional funding towards aged care while expressing disappointment in a prescription drug price hike and new Disability Support Pension restrictions in last night’s federal budget.

National Seniors Association (NSA) chief executive, David Deans, said the organisation’s response to this year’s budget initiatives was mixed.

"We’... Read More


National Seniors Association (NSA), the largest organisation representing older Australians, has welcomed the government’s National Strategy for an Ageing Australia, released on Sunday.

Tthe Strategy sets a national framework from which to respond to the challenges and opportunities of an older Australia.

NSA chief executive, David Deans, says that with the UN Second World... Read More


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