Beware of opening a scammer's con these holidays

Consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning people to be wary of scammers trying to ruin their Christmas holidays.

The ACCC’s Delia Rickard said that scammers often try to take advantage of people during the busy Christmas period and prey on their vulnerabilities.

“For example, they may take advantage of you looking for a good deal on a family holiday, searching for a loved one’s present at an online store, or even that you’re expecting a present from someone through the post,” Ms Rickard said.

Wheat a kick in the guts for fighting diseases

Australian scientists have helped develop a new type of wheat with 10 times the amount of fibre than normal wheat, helping to improve gut health and fight bowel cancer and Type 2 diabetes.

The new wheat strain, created by an international team including Australia’s CSIRO, is high in the resistant starch amylose and could provide millions of people with a lot more fibre without having to change their eating habits, the CSIRO’s Dr Ahmed Regina said.

Have you ever applied for an exemption from paper billing fees?

Estate Planning Workshop

Join us for an Estate Planning Workshop in Brisbane, presented by National Seniors and HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (including morning tea)
Venue: Level 7, Waterfront Place
            1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost:  Non-Member price $123.00 each or $154.00 per couple
            Member price $79.00 each or $99.00 per couple
            (save $44 each or $55 per couple)

 

Car Buying Service

National Seniors Australia members can now access a car buying service powered by leading Australian car broker
Auto Advantage. Auto Advantage uses its independent buying power to find and negotiate the best prices possible from
a nationwide network of dealers and car sellers.

  • Best price

Auto Advantage specialises in finding great deals on new and used cars of all makes and models with no charge to the member.

Frequently Asked Questions

The car buying process with National Seniors Australia and Auto Advantage explained:

1. Members call 1300 76 50 50 or make contact online.

2. The enquiry is passed directly to the Auto Advantage team where a personalised car buying needs analysis is undertaken to establish type and style of car, new or used, resale values and trade disposal, pricing and servicing and new versus used vehicles etc. This might also include Auto Advantage making arrangements for members to visit local dealers to compare options without sales pressure.

The ABBA Show

Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute - The ABBA Show - is coming to Melbourne in December!

Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

CHOICE, the consumer champion

Buy with confidence every time! CHOICE magazine was established in 1959 and has been helping consumers to make better purchasing decisions and get value-for-money on products and services such as health insurance, whitegoods, and technology ever since.

For a limited time we’re offering CHOICE magazine annual membership for 15% off the regular price plus a BONUS issue. This is an exclusive offer for National Seniors and CHOICE members.

This offer is available until 31 January 2018.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are offering National Seniors members the chance to feel the earth move at the Sydney Lyric Theatre with a very special ticket and cocktail offer! Purchase tickets to see the show for $95 plus receive a complimentary cocktail*.

Featured Article