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


Older Australians have welcomed the first moves to enshrine into law the objective of superannuation.

Launching the public consultation process with a discussion paper yesterday, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer said a legislated objective would guide policymakers, consumers and industry.

National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill, agreed that the exercise, through... Read More


On International Women’s Day, National Seniors is highlighting the need for more support for older women who give up work to care for their grandchildren.

National Seniors research shows grandmothers are sacrificing their own incomes so their daughters and daughters-in-law can return to the labour force, which often has a financial impact on their retirement savings.

“As we... Read More


Older Australians have dismissed a conservative think tank report that calls on government to raise the pension age and include the family home in the assets test.

Claiming that younger people are increasingly bearing the costs of their elders, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) report, The myths of the generational bargain, makes five policy recommendations to tighten... Read More


Older Queenslanders have welcomed moves by the state government towards giving them greater financial safeguards.

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the Parliamentary Inquiry into the adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland seniors had made a number of recommendations and the government was responding to most.

Michael O’Neill, chief executive of National... Read More


National Seniors has welcomed the announcement of Australia’s first major national inquiry into elder abuse.

Attorney General George Brandis QC today said the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) would conduct an inquiry into laws and frameworks in an effort to put the rights of older people on the national agenda.

National Seniors has called for a national elder abuse... Read More