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


Until they start planning for encore careers, mature age Australians will continue to experience high long term unemployment rates, a new report has found.

A National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre report entitled Change is inevitable, so plan for it, A survey of career planning among mature age Australians studied the experiences, perceptions and likelihood of career... Read More


The federal government has slashed the amount of time pensioners can spend outside Australia without having their age pension cut.

Currently, pensioners can stay overseas for 26 weeks and receive their full pension.

But from January 2017, pensioners will have their pension reduced after just six weeks.

National Seniors chief executive... Read More


Raising the daily cap on the Gold Opal Card used by older people on public transport in NSW would bring hardship to many, National Seniors said.

The state’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has proposed the daily cap would be set at 40 per cent of the concession weekday cap.

This would mean the current $2.50 daily cap would rise to $3.60 in 2016-17, to $3.80 in... Read More


News that more Australians are turning 100 than ever before highlights the need to capitalise on the growing opportunities and talents of older people, National Seniors said today.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today released data showing the number of centenarians rose by 550 to 4,440 over the year ending June 2015.

It was also the fourth year of Baby Boomers reaching 65... Read More


National Seniors is urging Australians to look out for their older neighbours, friends and family members this holiday season, when social isolation can be anything but festive.

That’s when a check on older people and maybe a small gift of some food can mean the difference between loneliness and cheerfully staying connected, National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill said.

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