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AIR Active Preview

AIR Active is the National publication produced monthly for distribution to Members.
It contains updates on issues and advocacy initiatives currently being undertaken by AIR as well as services and benefits available to members. Join Here

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AIR Active No. 49 May 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Advocacy Wins for AIR
  • New Members: 14 Months for the price of 12 Beginning Now!!!
  • PUBLIC TRUSTEE - Some More Information - Neil Birdsall
  • AGED CARE Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Australian Passports - Rod Carter
  • SERVICES AUSTRALIA: Resources for those Impacted by Floods - Terry O'Callaghan
  • Social Media Update - Vivienne Forbes
  • RETIREMENT - Bill Kendall
  • Special Interest Group - SMSF - Ken Johnston
  • News from Around the Branches - WA Branches Host Minister Hume - Margaret Walsh
  • National Positions Vacancies - Administrative Secretary to the Board
  •  Branch ZOOM Meetings Information & ZOOM Links
  • - (a) Sydney Hills 06 May 22 
  • Take a Musical Break! - Schubert's #8 "Unfinished" with Leonard Bernstein

 AIR Active No. 48 April 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Minimum DRAWDOWN Rates
  • AGED CARE Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • News Flash on the AGE PENSION
  • Four Corners Program:  THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE - Cynthia Wagner
  • Australian BOND EXCHANGE Offer - New Income Investment Opportunity
  • Retirement Income Covenant Legislation - Rod Carter
  • Take a Musical Break! - Yuja Wang Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op 18 with Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • LiveUp - Free Online Healthy Ageing Guide - Margaret Walsh
  • New Opportunities To Grow Your SUPER from 1 July 2022 - Carl Carlton
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Sydney St George - SUPER Funds Are Merging, etc - Neil Birdsall
    - Mandurah Regional - Always Use HTTPS:// When Browsing to Buy Online - Eva Ilett
  • Reminder to All Branches - New Members 15 Months for the Price of 12 begins 1 April 2022 - No Fooling!!!
  • AGED CARE Reform - Margaret Walsh
  • AIR National Positions Vacancies - Administrative Secretary to the Board
  • On The Lighter Side
  •  Branch ZOOM Meetings Information & ZOOM Links
    - (a) Sydney Hills 01 April 22, (b) Northern Tasmania  (c) National Onlime Member Group 

 AIR Active No. 47 March 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • SOCIAL MEDIA Update - Vivienne Forbes
  • AGED CARE Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • CONCESSIONS CALCULATOR - Betty Doyle
  • Reminder to All Branches - New Members 50% Discount Now until 31 Mar 2022
  • DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DIN) - Who Needs It & How to Apply - Cynthia Wagner
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) Benefits - Ian Gresswell
  •  ASIC Annual CYBER Threat Report 20/21 - Neil Birdsall
  • Council of Elders - RC into Aged Care Quality & Safety - Margaret Walsh
  • Take a Musical Break! - Chopin, Wes Montgomery, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sondheim
  • How to Block SCAM CALLS on Mobile Devices - Eva Ilett
  • PHOTO ID - Identity Verified by Australia Post
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Northern Tasmania - Fed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Bass Fed Member Bridget Archer - Cynthia Wagner
    - Bunbury - The Good Old Days!
  •  Branch ZOOM Meetings Information & ZOOM Links
    - (a) Sydney Hills, (b) Melbourne Eastern (c) National Onlime Member Group 

AIR Active No. 46 February 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2022 - A Difficult Year to Predict - Neil Birdsall
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • AIR Launches on LINKEDIN - Vivienne Forbes
  • A Thank You and a Request - Cynthia Wagner
  • Report from Victorian State Division - Jean Wise OAM
  • Margaret Walsh OAM - Appointed to Aged Care Council of Elders
  • The New Support At Home Program - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Rapid Antigen Tests - Bill Kendall
  • The Capital Gains Tax 'DISCOUNT' - Neil Birdsall
  • Little Black Book of SCAMS - Mal Steel
  • Travel Insurance - Rod Carter
  • Aged Care Study 2021 - Margaret Walsh OAM
  • The CARESEARCH Project
  • Reminder to All Branches - 50% Discount 1st Jan - 31 Mar 2022
  • Take a Break! - Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, 1812 Overture
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Darwin - Promoting AIR & Recruiting New Members
    - Brisbane North - Sara-Jane Dean - Institute for Molecular Bioscience UQ
  • Invitations to Forthcoming ZOOM Meetings - ZOOM Links
    - (a) Sydney Hills, (b) Melbourne Eastern

AIR Active No. 45 December 2021

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2021 AIR AGM and Forum Wrap-Up - Cynthia Wagner
  • Reminder to all Branches - 50% Discount for New Members Joining Jan-Mar 2022
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • AIR Website Update - Mary Bourke
  • SMSF Special Interest Group - Ken Johnston
  • Cash No Longer King? - Neil Birdsall
  • A Bit of Holiday Music - YouTube links
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Brisbane North - Membership Drive
    - Northern Tasmania - October IDG host Noel Whittaker - Zoom Link
  • November Branch Meetings - ZOOM Links
    - Sydney Hills
    - Melbourne Eastern
  • Invitations to Forthcoming (December) ZOOM Meeting Links
  • - Sydney Hills
    - National Online Members (NOM) Group

AIR Active No. 44 November 2021

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2021 AIR AGM Zoom Thursday 18 November 1:00 PM AEDT
  • Nomination For President of AIR
  • Roger Stuart James Valentine OAM - July 1932 - October 2021
  • Marketing, Brand Awareness & Membership Drive - Update - Ken Moffitt
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • How Does Your Super Compare? - Terry O'Callaghan
  • Emergency Contact Numbers
  • Visiting Family in Residential Aged Care - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Australian GEAT2GO (Goods Equipment and Assistive Technology) - Margaret Walsh
  • The Retirement Income Covenant - SMSFs Exempted - Update - Neil Birdsall
  • SCAM Alerts!!!
  • Promoting AIR: Tips For Tables at a Public EXPO - Margaret Mourik
  • Will the real Mal Steel please stand up! - Cynthia Wagner
  • Invitations to Forthcoming ZOOM Meetings
    - Sydney Hills
    - Melbourne Eastern
    - National Online Members (NOM) Group
  • ZOOM Recordings of recent Branch Meetings - - Sydney Hills, Melbourne Eastern, NOM Group
  • Climate Change - (The Real) Mal Steel
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Century of the Common Man YouTube link

AIR Active No. 43 October 2021

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2021 AIR AGM Zoom Thursday 18 November 1:00 PM AEDT
  • AIR Public Website Goes Live - Margaret Mourik - QLD Division Representative
  • Know Your AIR Website & How to Access the AIR Website
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • John Ritchie - NSW Division Board Representative
  • Retirement Income Reform Measures Hit the Media - Terry O'Callaghan
  • The Retirement Income Covenant - A Special Report - Neil Birdsall
  • Aged Care and Vaccine Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Australian Bond Exchange (ABE) - Information & Link
  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) - Keith Pieniek
  • Warning: Email SCAMS - Margaret Walsh
  • October Music Pick
  • News from Around the Branches

      - Northern Tasmania Branch Celebrates - Cynthia Wagner

      - Melbourne Eastern – Invitation to Zoom Video Link 01 Oct - Colin Carter

      - Sydney Hills District - Invitation & Zoom Video Link 13 Oct- Mal Steel

      - National Online Members Group - Invitation to Aust Bond Exch Zoom Video Link - Peter Barker

AIR Active No. 42 September 2021

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2021 AIR AGM Zoom Thursday 18 November 1:00 PM AEDT
  • AIR Public Website Goes Live! - Margaret Mourik QLD Division Representative
  • "Know Your AIR Website" and "How to Access the AIR Website"
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Membership Drive Reimbursement
  • Progress in Improving Australia's Aged Care System - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Branch/Board Update
  • Proposed Retirement Income Covenant - John Randall
  • A Warning - Flubot Smartphone Virus - Mal Steel
  • Politics of Envy - Neil Birdsall
  • SMSF - Moving from Individual Trustees to Company Trustee - Neil Birdsall
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Special Interest Group - Ken Johnston
  • Report from the Victorian State Division - Jean Wise
  • AIR Perth Branch Celebrates 25 Years - Margaret Walsh
  • News from Around the Branches:
    - Northern Tasmania Branch Celebrates 
    - Melbourne Eastern – Invitation to Zoom Video Link 01 Oct - Colin Carter
    - Sydney Hills District - Invitation & Zoom Meeting Video link 13 Oct- Mal Steel
    - National Online Members Group - Invitation to Aust Bond Exch Zoom Vido Link - Peter Barker

AIR Active No. 41 August 2021

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • AIR National Membership Drive Update - Ken Moffitt
  • AIR Membership Drive:  Thinking Outside the Square
  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) - Margaret Walsh
  • 2021 AIR AGM Zoom Thursday 18 November 1:00 PM AEDT
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Report on the "Your Super Comparison Tool" - August 2021
  • Non-Receipt of July AIR Active Issue# 40 - Tony Menzies
  • Your Board Meets via Zoom
  • Commonwealth, State and Defence Forces Superannuants (CSDFS) - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Special Interest Group - Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) - Ken Johnston
  • Introduction of 6-Member SMSFs - John Randall
  • Vaccination Hesitancy - Ray Wyatt
  • News from Around the Branches
    - St George – Local Crime Prevention- Neil Birdsall
    - Melbourne Eastern - How to tell if an Article is "FAKE NEWS" - Ron Barker
    - Sydney Hills District - August Zoom Meeting Video link - Mal Steel 

 


 

 

 

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