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 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

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

The ACCC’s preliminary report on electricity prices has highlighted the serious failings of the national market and revealed consumers have little opportunity to reduce their bills, according to National Seniors Australia.
National Seniors’ Chief Advocate Ian... Read More

National Seniors Australia has welcomed the federal government’s reforms to health insurance, including the Prostheses List for devices that it said had been priced too high for too long.

The government today unveiled the changes aimed at bringing stability to a health insurance sector that is under pressure from falling membership.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke... Read More


Seniors are being encouraged to look hard at how they will finance their retirement, rather than give away lump sums to help their children.

The latest research report from National Seniors Australia, Seniors more savvy about retirement income, shows the vast majority of older people are saving for their retirement, including aged care and medical expenses. Read the report ... Read More