Media

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.

You can follow us on Twitter @NationalSeniors.

Media Releases

12AM09Nov2017

Older Australians are selling themselves short when it comes to their own cognitive health, according to a new report from National Seniors Australia.

Research Director Professor John McCallum said an unintended consequence of a growing awareness of dementia was leading some people to believe their cognitive ability was declining when it wasn’t.

Conversely, the same study... Read More

12AM01Nov2017

National Seniors Australia is coming to Albury to help older people improve their knowledge about how to better fund their retirement.

Basil La Brooy, from National Seniors Financial Information Desk, will present a seminar next Wednesday, 8 November, for those thinking of giving up paid... Read More

12AM30Oct2017

National Seniors Australia today supported moves for a more effective flu vaccine for the elderly, after what it called a “dreadful winter” that claimed the lives of numerous aged care residents.

National Seniors’ Chief Advocate Ian Henschke welcomed news that Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy was working on ways to... Read More

12AM26Oct2017
National Seniors Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to make unannounced audits of the nation’s residential aged care facilities, describing the move as “a huge step forward” in protecting some of Australia’s most vulnerable older people.
 
National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the advocacy group had called for a much greater focus on... Read More
12AM26Oct2017

New laws passed by the Queensland Government last night will deliver greater certainty and security for seniors signing up for retirement villages and other types of accommodation, according to National Seniors Australia.

National Seniors Research Director Professor John McCallum said today the new laws would strengthen protections for older Queenslanders, who were often confused and... Read More