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AIR Active Preview

AIR Active Preview

AIR Active is a 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. 57 February 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Welcoming New Board Members
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Attracting & Retaining Members - Margaret Mourik
  • Let's Change AGED CARE Together - Margaret Walsh
  • Self-Advocacy Toolkit for AGED CARE - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • AIR Website - Recent Changes - January 2023 - Tony Menzies
  • 2023 PREDICTIONS - Neil Birdsall
  • Cost-of-Living Relief Could be on the way - if we can afford it!
  • Interest Rates on Savings Accounts - Rod Carter
  • Franking Credits Back in the News - Neil Birdsall
  • Zoom Presentations - Video Links
    - Sydney Hills: Fri 3 Feb 2023 10:30 am
       Eddie Lees - Financial Consultant - Founder of NowSorted
       Wayne Standquist - Financial Outlook for 2023 - 3 Feb 2023 12:30 pm
  • Offer for Members - Australian Bond Exchange
  • Musical Links - Australia Day

AIR Active No. 56 December 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • AIR 2022 AGM Recap
  • Do You Have Your Director Identification Number (DIN)? - Rod Carter
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) Report - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Centrelink Updates - Real Estate & Your Payments - Eva Ilet
  • Aged Care Reforms - Margaret Walsh
  • New Zealand's 'Universal Pension' - Neil Birdsall
  • CYBER DATA Breaches Increase - Neil Birdsall
  • Increase in Aged Care RAD Cost
  • Further Warning: SCAM ALERT for AIR Committees - Margaret Walsh
  • Work Boost For Pensioners - Eva Ilet
  • Vacancy - for an Additional AGED CARE POLICY Advocate
  • 3 Simple Ways To Become Your Own Health Advocate - M. Walsh
  • The RITCHIES' Return Home
  • News from Around the Branches
     - Sydney St George 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Videos & Zoom Presentations - Video Links
    - Melbourne Eastern: Nov - Remo Greco, Financial Adviser
    - Sydney Hills: Nov - Risk Management for Retirement Savings
      Fri 2 Dec 2022 - Benefits of Investment Diversification
  • Christmas Musical Links
    - Handel's Messiah: Full Masterpiece, or Hallelujah

AIR Active No. 55 November 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2022 AIR AGM Zoom Thu 17 Nov 2022 1 PM AEDT
  • Notice to all Branch Delegates
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Federal Budget Oct 2022 Summary - Neil Birdsall
  • Aged Care Reform Nov 2022 - Margaret Walsh
  • Want Help To Stay In Your Own Home - Adrian Prince
  • Eligibility for Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Patsy Haywood
  • More Retirees to Benefit from Change to CSHC Eligibility - Ron Bennetts
  • Queensland Abandons LAND TAX Increase - Neil Birdsall
  • Northern Tasmania Branch Farewells Sue Shea OAM
  • Report on National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) - Dr. Annette Barbetti
  • ACCANect 2022 ”Better Basics” On-Line Conference - Keith Pieniek
  • Govt Seeks To Influence SUPER Investments - Terry O'Callaghan
  • EMERGENCY CONTACT Details
  • Comments on our Volatile Markets - Bill Hewett
  • Ban on SMSF Borrowing May Put Dampener on the Sector - Ron Bennetts
  • AIR Participation at the Victorian Seniors Festival - Ian Gresswell
  • Reporting an AIR Triumph on the High Seas - Douglas Scott
  • Report from National Online Members (NOM) Group - Dr. Annette Barbetti
  • Branch ZOOM Presentations - ZOOM Video Links
    - Sydney Hills - Branch & Investors Discussion Fri 4/11/22

AIR Active No. 54 October 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2022 AIR AGM Zoom Thu 17 Nov 2022 1 PM AEDT
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • News Flash - DIVIDEND FRANKING
  • Report on National AGED CARE ALLIANCE (NACA) - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • AGED CARE REFORM Update - Margaret Walsh
  • HEALTH: Know Your Symptoms - Margaret Walsh
  • Member Login Instructions
  • SCAMS Awareness Week (SAN): 7 - 11 Nov 2022 - ACCC
  • CYBER Fraud Issues - Bill Hewett
  • Beware of TAX REFUND SMS Scams - Neil Birdsall
  • ASX Trends Disadvantaging Retirees - Ian Gresswell
  • Recent Changes to SUPERANNUATION Rules - Ken Johnston
  • National Seniors DOWNSIZING CALCULATOR
  • LAND TAX Expansion - Neil Birdsall
  • Common Habits of SuperAgers, Great Tips - Margaret Mourik
  • National ONLINE MEMBERS GROUP (NOM)
  • Branch ZOOM Presentations - ZOOM Video Links
    - Sydney Hills - Branch & Investors Discussion Fri 7/10/22
 

AIR Active No. 53 September 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • 2022 AIR AGM Zoom Thu 17 Nov 2022 1 PM AEDT
  • Board/Branch Update 12 Aug 2022 - Margaret Mourik
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Health Matters - Rod Carter
  • Aged Care Report - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Latest News on Aged Care Reform - Margaret Walsh
  • Superannuation: A 30+ Year Journey - Noel Whittaker
  • NBN Co Pricing Proposal Reset - Keith Pieniek
  • Advance Care Directive & Elder Abuse - Neil Birdsall
  • Report on Volunteering - Excerpts
  • Vacancy - Administrative Board Secretary
  • Member Login Instructions - Sue Shea
  • News from Around the Branches
  • - Brisbane North - Dickson Seniors Expo - Ron Bennetts
  • Branch ZOOM Presentations - ZOOM Video Links
    - Sydney Hills - Branch & Investors Discussion Fri 2/09/22
    - Brisbane North - Investment Discussion Thu 8/09/22

 AIR Active No. 52 August 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Aged Care Report - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Vacancy - Administrative Board Secretary
  • Comments On The Current Financial Situation - Bill Hewett
  • Overseas Travel Post COVID-19 - Rod Carter
  • Western Australian Division - Membership Promotion - Margaret Walsh
  • Self-Managed Super Fund Special Interest Group - Ken Johnston
  • National Online Member Group - Peter Barker
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Sydney St George - Fire Safety In the Home - Neil Birdsall
    - Noosa Branch AGM 14 Jul 2022 - AIR National President - Guest Speaker
  •  Branch ZOOM Presentations - ZOOM Video Links
    - Sydney Hills General Meeting & Investors Discussion Fri 5 Aug 2022
  • Travel - Songs, Videos & Opera links

AIR Active No. 51 July 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Non-Receipt of June AIR Active #50 - Bigpond Email Inboxes - Tony Menzies
  • Aged Care Reform - July 2022 - Margaret Walsh
  • Four Ways to RENEW Your Membership Today
  • Information About AIR Membership
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card - Eligibility Changes!!!
  • Changes to the WORK TEST Requirements
  • Links to Calculators for Concessions & Retirement Topics
  • The "SENIOR" Newspaper - Free copies in Shopping Centres, Libraries & Online - Margaret Walsh
  • Superannuation Losses May Not Be a Cause for Panic - Margaret & Doug Walsh
  • Self-Managed Super Fund Special Interest Group - Ken Johnston
  • Branch ZOOM Meetings Information & ZOOM Video Links
  • - Sydney Hills General Meeting Fri 1st July 2022, 10:30 am
    - Sydney Hills Investors' Discussion Group 12:30 pm
  • TRAVELLING? - Read This! - Rod Carter & Eva Ilett
  • Travelling by Air. Ship, Train, by Road or at Home - Beautiful Songs Links!!! 
  • "Coco Chanel - Founder of Chanel Brand - Sporty Chic - Link to Read
  • Take a Musical Break! - Bizet Carmen Overture Link

AIR Active No. 50 June 2022

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • SMSF Special Interest Group - Ken Johnston
  • AGED CARE Report - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Centrelink's Financial Information Service - Margaret Walsh
  • A Comment on INFLATION - Bill Hewett
  • Capital Gains Tax and Death Benefit Tax - Claude Eagles
  • Will My Death Trigger Capital Gains Tax? - Eva Illet (Source Mandurah Mail)
  • Floods - Northern Rivers NSW - John Ritchie
  • Noosa Branch Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Margaret Mourik
  • Northern Tasmania Branch Welcomes Blair Dewhurst - Australian Bond Exchange
  • Branch ZOOM Meetings Information & ZOOM Video Links
    - Sydney Hills 3rd June 2022
  • Information About AIR Membership

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  

 

 

 

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