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


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


National Seniors has welcomed the hearing health inquiry report, Still waiting to be heard, released late yesterday, calling on the Federal Government to adopt its key recommendations without delay.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said after two investigations of the industry in a decade, the government needed to clean up problems the ACCC had labelled scams.

Mr Henschke said one in... Read More


National Seniors is helping older people boost their financial literacy with two seminars in Tasmania where nearly one in five people are aged 65 and over.

Basil La Brooy from National Seniors Financial Information Desk said 2016 Census figures show 19.4 per cent of the Tasmanian population is aged 65 and over, up from 16.3 per cent in 2011.

“The number of older Tasmanians is... Read More


National Seniors Australia is supporting moves to make flu shots compulsory for aged care workers following the deaths of nursing home residents in several states.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today it was fact that flu shots saved lives, particularly those of vulnerable older people, and not... Read More


Seniors could be forced to downgrade their level of cover or drop their health insurance altogether, if premiums continue to rise unchecked.

As health insurers prepare submissions supporting their case for a hike next April, National Seniors Australia is raising concerns about issues driving seniors away from health cover at a time when they need it most.

In a submission to the... Read More