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

12AM29Jun2016

The consumer lobby for older Australians, National Seniors, has responded with caution to the Coalition’s announcement of a $2.3 billion crackdown on welfare payments.

The crackdown, which will also extend to pensions, is described as: enhancing integrity and compliance through income data matching; improving recipient engagement to ensure obligations are met; ensuring accurate assets... Read More

12AM16Jun2016

National Seniors has welcomed the Coalition’s announcement that if re-elected, it will commit $11.4 million to help support people living with dementia, their carers and communities.

The funding includes $3.9 million to support ‘dementia-friendly’ communities and $7.5 million for specialist dementia care units for dementia sufferers with severe behaviours and who are unable to be... Read More

12AM15Jun2016

Seniors have welcomed the Coalition’s announcement of a national action plan to protect the rights of older Australians.

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis told a National Seniors Australia forum in Brisbane’s south today that if re-elected, the government would invest $15 million in a platform for recognising and safeguarding the rights of older people.

Brandis said the... Read More

12AM14Jun2016

Queensland seniors welcome today’s announcement of cheaper fares public transport fares and funding for mental health programs as part of the state’s 2016/17 budget.

National Seniors Australia’s Queensland Policy Advisory Group chair Vera Somerwil said older people could travel more often with the cost of a trip from Beenleigh to Brisbane CBD, for example, falling from $7.27 to $5.96... Read More

12AM07Jun2016

Candidates for the marginal seat of Brisbane copped some heated questions from more than 100 older people in a spirited start to National Seniors’ election campaign today.

Labor’s Pat O’Neill, The Greens’ Kirsten Lovejoy and Liberals’ Trevor Evans were each keen to lay out how their parties were deserving of seniors’ votes for the House of Representatives, while former rugby league... Read More