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


Tasmanian seniors have welcomed record health spending announced in today’s state budget, but they were disappointed that ageing was overlooked again in a ministerial portfolio.

National Seniors’ Tasmanian Policy Advisory Group’s Mary Parsissons said the $7 billion in health spending over the next four years would help deliver 106 new hospital beds, construct and upgrade health... Read More


National Seniors Australia says the Budget is a mix of good and bad for older Australians.

The government introduced a downsizing policy to allow people aged 65 and over to sell the family home and roll up to $300,000 ($600,000 couples) into superannuation.

But National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the initiative had not gone far enough, particularly for seniors on... Read More


Australia’s peak lobby group for over 50s says the Federal Government’s downsizing initiative has positives for some Australians but hasn’t gone far enough.

But National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said more detail was needed about the initiative announced in the Federal Budget tonight.

Mr Henschke said the changes would allow couples over 65 to downsize and divert up to... Read More


National Seniors Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to maintain concessions to tens of thousands of aged pensioners in today’s state budget.

National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said the state government’s move would ensure many older Victorians continued to have access to cheaper utilities, including electricity, gas and water.

The... Read More


A proposal to change superannuation concessions for older Australians who downsize their homes would not be effective on its own, National Seniors Australia said today.

Ahead of the 9 May Federal Budget, the Federal Government is rumoured to be considering tax concessions for retirees who downsize by selling the family home.

But National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate Ian... Read More