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.

You can follow us on Twitter @NationalSeniors.

Media Releases


National Seniors is calling on the Federal Government to take action to prevent the exploitation of older Australians by unscrupulous operators in the hearing aid industry.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke will tell the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia, sitting in... Read More


National Seniors has urged the Federal Government to focus on inefficiencies in the Australian health insurance system, rather than allowing private health insurers to keep jacking up premiums.

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke said today the affordability of private health insurance was one of the biggest concerns for older Australians. Premiums had increased by almost 40 per cent between... Read More


National Seniors Australia has appointed Ian Henschke as its Chief Advocate. He is a former ABC Radio and TV journalist and presenter. He also served as an ABC Board Director.

National Seniors’ Chief Executive Officer Dagmar Parsons said the role of Chief Advocate will build upon the successes of the past and transform engagement with the over 50s.

“We want to raise the profile... Read More


National Seniors Australia has appointed health and ageing expert Professor John McCallum to spearhead research as the consumer lobby group’s new Research Director.

Queensland-born Prof McCallum has an extensive university career, working on major research projects, both in Australia and overseas.

These include... Read More

Consumer lobby group for the over 50s, National Seniors Australia, has today announced Chris Guille as its new Chairman.
Mr Guille has been a Board Director of National Seniors since June 2012 and brings over 30 years of experience in banking, trustee services and investment advice to the role.
He is an experienced company director and... Read More