Research and advocacy


Learn about the latest research results, and advocacy wins and campaigns.

Autumn 2022


Why do some of us live to be over 100?

Why do some of us live to be over 100?

The average life expectancy for the average Australian is 82.8 years old—but some of us exceed this by 20 years or more. So, what can we learn from the centenarians among us?

Our top 2022 federal election priorities

Our top 2022 federal election priorities

The election may be won or lost on the back of seniors, and National Seniors Australia is working hard to ensure the issues that matter most to you get heard by our politicians.

Let pensioners work and pay tax

Let pensioners work and pay tax

Our campaign to let pensioners work is gathering momentum. Here’s why we are fighting for changes to allow pensioners help solve crippling labour shortages.

Government home equity win for seniors

Government home equity win for seniors

More seniors who own their own homes will now benefit from changes to the Pension Loans Scheme, championed by National Seniors Australia.

Summer 2021


Winning isn’t everything, but it sure helps!

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure helps!

As we head to polls once again, we look back at the wins National Seniors has secured for older Australians and their families over the past three years.

A healthy social life: The benefits of human connection

A healthy social life: The benefits of human connection

We all know that social engagement is important, especially as we get older—but did you know there are health benefits as well? Let’s see what the research has to say.

Making seniors a priority during the federal election

Making seniors a priority during the federal election

With the 2022 federal election fast approaching, National Seniors Australia's Chief Advocate Ian Henschke explains what the biggest issues are for seniors and how we’re getting them heard.

Royal Commission: Aged care reforms update

Royal Commission: Aged care reforms update

Where is the government up to with implementing reforms from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety? We take a closer look at some of the activities now underway.

Spring 2021



Winter 2021


Super reforms set to boost retirement income
  • Winter 2021
  • Advocacy
  • Read Time: 4 mins

Super reforms set to boost retirement income

Capturing your voices
  • Winter 2021
  • Research
  • Read Time: 5 mins

Capturing your voices


Autumn 2021


The long and winding road: Where is aged care heading?
  • Autumn 2021
  • Royal Commission
  • Read Time: 5 mins

The long and winding road: Where is aged care heading?

Royal Commission - what are the four key phases?
  • Autumn 2021
  • Royal Commission
  • Read Time: 4 mins

Royal Commission - what are the four key phases?

Royal Commission - our call to restore faith now
  • Autumn 2021
  • Royal Commission
  • Read Time: 8 mins

Royal Commission - our call to restore faith now


Summer 2020


Taking up the fight
  • Summer 2020
  • Advocacy
  • Read Time: 5 mins

Taking up the fight

Are you missing out on the stimulus?
  • Summer 2020
  • Advocacy
  • Read Time: 3 mins

Are you missing out on the stimulus?

Shaping the future
  • Summer 2020
  • Research
  • Read Time: 8 mins

Shaping the future

Super - how you decide who gets it and when
  • Summer 2020
  • Partners
  • Read Time: 2 mins

Super - how you decide who gets it and when