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 is calling on the Federal Government to raise the Work Bonus for Age Pensioners to $10,000 a year without them losing any of their benefits.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today, according to its research, the key issue confronting the majority (51%) of full age pensioners was its adequacy to cover the cost of living.... Read More


National Seniors Australia has welcomed Labor’s exemption of full and part age pensioners from its policy to axe tax-credit refunds for retirees.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the original policy, announced two weeks ago by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to claw back $56 billion over 10 years, was misguided.

The changes, called “a Pensioner Guarantee” by Labor... Read More


National Seniors Australia has renewed its appeal to the Federal Government to focus on inefficiencies in the health system, saying average out-of-pocket expenses had increased by three times the inflation rate over the past decade.

National Seniors’ Chief Advocate Ian Henschke today said revelations at the weekend in a News Corp report that the Australian Medical Association was... Read More


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