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    Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focus on particular aspect of retirement including:
  • Baby Boomers
  • Self Managed Super Fund
  • 410 Retirement Visas Advocacy
  • Commonwealth, State and Defence Forces Superannuants

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working for Australians in retirement


Who is A.I.R.?

  • A.I.R. is a national not-for-profit, non-party political volunteer organisation, formed in 1990
  • More than 3574 members across 41 branches right throughout Australia
  • Members are Australian residents who intend to be or are fully or in part self-fund their retirement

What A.I.R. does?

  • Aim to advance and protect the interests and independent lifestyle of Australians in or approaching retirement
  • We share information to help you plan and enjoy your retirement
    • Retirement planning
    • Financial education
    • Healthy lifestyles
    • Aged care
    • Many other issues which are relevant to retirees

How do we communicate?

  • Monthly branch meetings
  • This website
  • Branch and national newsletters and publications
  • Media releases
  • Special Interest Groups
    • Baby Boomers
    • Self Managed Superannuation
    • 410 Visas Advocacy

Presidents of the Association since 1992


In 1990 the Association was called Retired Citizens of Queensland.
Following work by a committee including Maureen Kingston the Association was formed as the Association of Independent Retirees.

The first meeting being held in 1992 and Maureen was elected National President.

The first branch under the new name was Noosa, formed on 1 May 1992.


AIR Presidents 1992-

1992-1996 Maureen Kingston AM

1997-1998 Ray Trestrail

1999-2001 Maureen Kingston AM

2001-2004 Joan Heard AM

2005 Robert Swords

2006 Robert Lind

2007-2009 Theresa Kot

2010-2011 John Wenban

2012-2015 Max Barton OAM

2015-2017 Charles O’Donnell (June 2017)

2017- 2017 Robert Curley (from June to Nov AGM)

2017- 2018 Alan J Marshall

2018            Acting Wayne Strandquist

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A.I.R. is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that represents fully or partially self funded retirees. Sponsors who financially support A.I.R. are acknowledged by way of the services and/or products they provide. Services and/or products relevant to retirees can be given national exposure. Sponsorship is offered on an annual basis and by arrangement can be renewed annually.

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