Federal Budget 2019-20
National Seniors Response


The 2019-20 Federal Budget failed to adequately recognise the important role played by older Australians in this country. We were disappointed that no or little action was taken to address important issues such as the increased cost of living, pension poverty or the huge waiting list for home care. National Seniors Australia remains committed to helping seniors help themselves through practical, viable solutions that benefit all Australians.

Check out our response below. You can also read this summary.

Our Response


National Seniors Media Release

Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ for older Australians.

4BC with Mark Braybrook

"Disappointing" budget ignores seniors.

A Current Affair

Chief Advocate Ian Henschke says pensioners were forgotten in the Budget.

Money News with Ross Greenwood

Money News: Federal Budget Full Show Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Chief Advocate Ian Henschke appears at 2:12:15.

6PR Perth Live with Oliver Peterson

Perth LIVE Budget wrap-up. Chief Advocate Ian Henschke appears at 2:50.

ABC Radio Brisbane with Rebecca Levingston

We must do more to support people living in poverty. Chief Advocate Ian Henschke appears at 1:11:43.

The Senior

2019 Budget: No huge windfall from Josh Frydenberg for Australia's seniors.