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Media Releases

The Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) makes comment via media releases on Government policy changes or announcements that are in the interests of our members or retirees in general. 

We distribute our media releases to organisations in the print, online and broadcast media.

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Our media releases are often referenced in local, capital city and national publications.

2021-06-10_Retirees Welcome Extension of Temporary Superannuation Drawdown Relief 

“The announcement by the Government to extend the temporary halving of the minimum superannuation drawdown amount is welcomed by retirees. In times of financial crisis or market volatility that we have seen with the GFC or the COVID-19 pandemic, retirees need greater flexibility in the minimum amount they are required to draw down from their superannuation,” said Mr. Wayne Strandquist, President of the Association of Independent Retirees. 

2021-05-14_Retirees Welcome Budget Increase for Aged Care and Greater Flexibility for Super Contributions

“Retirees welcome the allocation of more funding in the Federal Budget to improve the quality and safety of the aged care system and some additional measures to retirement savings,” said Mr. Wayne Strandquist, President of the Association of Independent Retirees.

2020-11-03_Cut_In_Interest_Rate_Is_Another_Kick_In_The_Guts_For_Retirees

“Action by the Reserve Bank to reduce the official cash interest rate by 0.15% to just 0.10% increases the financial pain for fully and partly self-funded retirees,” said Mr Wayne Strandquist, President of the Association of Independent Retirees.

 

 

AIR President Wayne Strandquist on ABC Radio National

7 October 2020 Click to listen to the interview

 

AIR President Wayne Strandquist on SBS

Wayne is interviewed in response to Media Release Triple Whammy Hits Self-Funded Retirees.

Click to watch the interview