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.

Media Releases

12AM06Sep2016

A new report has dispelled a common belief that older people are hoarding their wealth so they can pass it on to their children.

The National Seniors’ Australia Social Survey, in conjunction with Challenger, asked seniors about their current financial situations and what they expected in the future.

National Seniors’ Director of Research, Professor Philip Taylor, said nearly 3,... Read More

12AM03Aug2016

National Seniors believes urgent action is needed to address ongoing issues with accessing paper Census forms.

Chief advocate Sarah Saunders says older people have not been properly considered in the move to take the Census online.

“Census is a critical source of data for shaping national policy and the lack of public notification on the new format is not good enough” she said.... Read More

12AM02Aug2016

Today’s interest rate cut is bad news for retirees, says the consumer lobby for older Australians.

The Reserve Bank has decided to lower the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent.

National Seniors chief advocate Sarah Saunders said the decision was bad news for retirees.

“This cut will be a blow to anyone living off simple, low-risk investments”.

... Read More

12AM19Jul2016

Superannuation changes are broadly fair but have been poorly communicated, says the consumer lobby for the over 50s.

Australians are still grappling with what the changes – from the $1.6 million tax-free limit to the $10,000 reduction in the concessional cap - will mean to them.

“National Seniors believes the super changes are fair,” said National Seniors’ chief advocate Sarah... Read More

12AM08Jul2016

The South Australian budget has maintained seniors’ concessions but added nothing new to help older people cope with ever increasing living costs.

National Seniors Policy Advisory Group chair for South Australia, Myrana Wahlqvist, welcomed the jobs focus of the budget handed down by Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis.

He said that up to $10,000 cash incentive would be available to... Read More