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 are broadly satisfied with the superannuation reform package in this year’s federal budget but are disappointed that the perverse outcomes of the 2015 pension changes remain unaddressed.
“The Turnbull Government has taken a measured but fairly comprehensive approach to superannuation reform,” said National Seniors chief executive Michael O’Neill.... Read More

The Reserve Bank’s decision to slash interest rates to 1.75 per cent is a further blow to older people on low, fixed incomes, National Seniors Australia said today.

The 0.25 percentage point cut is an all-time record low and the 11th consecutive cut.

“Many pensioners and self-funded retirees hold term deposits because of the security and peace of mind they represent,”... Read More


Older Australians have welcomed most of the recommendations of a Senate report into the economic security for women in retirement.

The report titled ‘A husband is not a retirement plan’ Achieving economic security for women in retirement was tabled today.

It recommended many of the measures that National Seniors has been seeking, including maintaining the present method... Read More


Older Australians have labelled as ‘baffling’ the Federal Government’s proposal to delay raising the professional and ethical standards of financial advisers.

The new timetable, announced by Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer yesterday, shifts the education and exam requirements for new advisers from 1 July 2017 to 1 January 2019.

This means existing advisers now have until... Read More


Victorian seniors have little cause for celebration despite the state government promising a $2.9 billion budget surplus for the 2016/17 financial year.

National Seniors Victorian Policy Advisory Group chair Vicki Davidson said the budget was at best neutral and at worst a disappointment for older people who were looking for a little relief from the relentless rise of living costs.... Read More