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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.69 March 2024

  •  From the Acting President - Margaret Walsh
  •  Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • AIR Name Change Process Completed - Cynthia Wagner
  • A New Beginning: Special Interest Group - Darin Tyson-Chan
  • How to Overcome Problems Receiving AIR Emails - Tony Menzies
  • National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) Report - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • AIR's Strong Role into the Future - Neil Birdsall
  • AGED Care News - Margaret Walsh
  • Air Travel Matters - Rod Carter
  • Over a Billion Telco SCAMS Blocked in the Last Year - Keith Pieniek
  • SCAM Emails Rife in AIR - Patsy Haywood
  • Superannuation Downsizer is Popular - Neil Birdsall
  • Membership Matters - Making it Easier & Safer to Contact AIR - Margaret Mourik
  • Membership Fee Bonus (Bonus 3 Months) Period
  • Information Update - AIR's Name Change - Vivienne Forbes
  • Soom Presentation Links - Sydney Hills, Fri 1 Mar 2024 - Mal Steel
  • February Zoom Presentation Links - Sydney Hills
  • Musical Links: Autumn Arrival, St Patrick's Day, Purim, Easter, Ramadan, Member Benefits & Back Page Bits

AIR Active No. 68 February 2024

  • From the Deputy President - Margaret Walsh
  • Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Membership - Your Membership is Vital - Margaret Mourik
  • Unpacking the Exposure Draft of the New Aged Care Act - Margaret Walsh
  • Getting Ready for Aged Care - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • All Things Travel (Travel Tips Travelling by Train in Europe) - Rod Carter
  • Report on NACA Conference - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Advocacy Submission- Appeal to Strengthen Laws for Powers of Attorney - Neil Birdsall
  • Zoom Presentations Links - Sydney Hills, Fri 2 Feb 2024 - Mal Steel
  • Noel Whittaker Newsletters & Links - Patsy Haywood
  • AIR Name Change Progress - Cynthia Wagner
  • Musical Links: Music For Everyone, Member Benefits & Back Page Bits

AIR Active No. 67 December 2023

  • From the Deputy President - Margaret Walsh
  • AIR 2023 AGM - Rapid Recap - Cynthia Wagner
  • Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • What is MyMedicare - Neil Birdsall
  • Membership - The Importance of Guest Speakers - Margaret Mourik
  • Sudden Wealth Syndrome - Grace Bacon 18 Oct 2023 SMH
  • What is Next in the Reform of Aged Care - Margaret Walsh
  • What to do if you've been SCAMMED - Patsy Haywood
  • News from the NT Branch - Some Clues to Success - Jill Huck
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills, Fri 1 Dec 2023 - Mal Steel
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills - Video Links to November Meetings
  • Musical Links: Holiday Music For Everyone, Member Benefits & Back Page Bits

AIR Active No. 66 November 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist 
  • AIR 2023 AGM (Zoom Video Conference) Thu 16 Nov 2023 1:00 pm AEDT
  • AGM Final Instructions - To All Delegates & Proxies
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • "Thank You" to President Wayne Strandquist
  • Age Pension Income and Asset Test - Neil Birdsall
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Latest Information on Aged Care Reform - Margaret Walsh
  • Avoid Elder Financial Abuse - Neil Birdsall
  • How to Overcome Problems Receiving AIR Emails - Tony Menzies
  • Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Annual Report - Keith Pieniek
  • Mobile Phone or Mobile Device - Neil Birdsall
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills, Fri 3 Nov 2023 - Mal Steel
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills - October Meeting Links
  • I just redid my Licence Test & it didn't go well - SMH
  • Musical Links: Importance of being "Nelson", Member Benefits & Back Page Bits

AIR Active No. 65 October 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist 
  • AIR 2023 AGM (Zoom Video Conference) Thu 16 Nov 2023 1:00 pm AEDT
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • October Membership Update - Margaret Mourik
  • 2023 AGM Preparation Presidents, Secretaries, Delegates - Cynthia Wagner
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Intergenerational Report - Neil Birdsall
  • Aged Care Reform is Progressing - Margaret Walsh
  • Travel Requirements and Tips - Rod Carter
  • Appeal from the National Online Member Group - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Time For Beauty and Wonder (Photos) - Sandra Bell
  • SMSF Trustee Empowerment Day Report - Tony Allan
  • Important: Some Email Providers Closing Their Services end of Nov 2023
  • Five Tips For Getting Off GAS At Home - Moore, Pears & Willand
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills Branch, Fri 6 Oct 2023 - Mal Steel
  • Musical Links, Member Benefits and Interesting Back Page Bits - - - - - - - -

AIR Active No. 64 September 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist 
  • AIR 2023 AGM (Zoom Video Conference) Thu 16 Nov 2023 1:00 pm AEDT
  • Prepare for the AGM - Cynthia Wagner
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Important Board Request to AIR Branches - Super Fund Facilities' Experiences
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Aged Care - Funding Update - Margaret Walsh
  • Aged Care Draft Funding Principles
  • Australia's Super System Underpins Our Wellbeing - Bill Hewett
  • Call for a Volunteer REGISTRAR for New Membership System
  • Offer from Australian Bond Exchange
  • Branch, Division, Board - Zoom Meeting Update - Margaret Mourik
  • Insider Trading in Superannuation - A Call to Members - Neil Birdsall
  • The Paperwork Side of DEATH - Neil Birdsall
  • More Helpful Articles - Executor & Easier ESTATE Management
  • Over One Billion Telco SCAMS Blocked - Keith Pieniek
  • News from the NSW Division - Robert Curley
  • Request for Feedback on AIR Active Newsletter
  • Musical Links for the Spring Season
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills Branch, Fri 1st Sept - Mal Steel
  • And many interesting Back Page Bits - - - - - - - -

 AIR Active No. 63 August 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist 
  • AIR 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 16 Nov 2023
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Aged Care Funding & Charges - Margaret Walsh
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Neil Birdsall
  • Membership Memo - AIR PowerPoint Presentation Slides - Margaret Mourik
  • SMSF Special Interest Group - Appeal for a volunteer Coordinator - W Strandquist
  • AIR Website - Mary Bourke
  • Branch Board Update - Zoom Programme - Cynthia Wagner
  • Musical Links for the Season
  • A Time For Change - Keith Pieniek
  • Queensland Division Update - Helen Sava, Margaret Mourik
  • Changes to Age Pension Asset Test Threshold & Income - Ian Gresswell
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills Branch, Fri 4th Aug - Mal Steel
    and many interesting Back Page Bits - - - - - - - -

AIR Active No. 62 July 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist 
  • AIR 2023 Annual General Meeting
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Membership Matters - How to Convert Visitors into Members - Margaret Mourik
  • Branch Board Update - Cynthia Wagner
  • Super Drawdown Rates for 2023-24 - Pensioner Work Bonus - Neil Birdsall
  • Do You Have Enough Saved to Retire? - Australian Bond Exchange Webinar
  • Aged Care Taskforce Launched - Margaret Walsh
  • News from the West Australia Division - Janice Ricks
  • Capricorn Branch Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
  • SMSF Special Interest Group - Appeal for New Coordinator
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills Branch - Mal Steel

    and many interesting Back Page Bits - - - - - - - -

AIR Active No. 61 June 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • MEDICARE CARD Goes Digital - Terry O'Callaghan
  • Federal BUDGET 2023 - Money For Aged Care - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Membership Matters - Reminder to all Branches - Margaret Mourik
  • Login to your AIR Website - Guide - Tony Menzies
  • Comparing Deposit Interest Rates - Neil Birdsall
  • National Online Member (NOM) Group - Dr A Barbetti & Peter Barker
  • VALE - Tony Cowley - Honorary Life Member
  • NSW Far North Coast Branch 30th Anniversary Celebration - Betty Doyle
  • FLUTRACKING - Margaret Walsh
  • The Importance of Influenza Vaccination - Rod Carter
  • Zoom Presentations - Sydney Hills Branch - Mal Steel
  • and many interesting Back Page Bits - - - - - - - -

AIR Active No. 60 May 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • Membership Matters - Membership Bonus, QR Code - Margaret Mourik
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Appointment of Administrative Board Secretary - Cynthia Wagner
  • Taxation of Commonwealth Super Pensions - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Online Banking Tips - Neil Birdsall
  • Aged Care Update - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • In-Home Aged Care Reform Webinar 18 May 23 - Margaret Walsh
  • Unclaimed Super Stash Hits $16B, ATO Data shows - Brad Lockyer
  • Tasmanian Premier Visits Northern TAS Branch - Anne Sadler
  • Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia Rally 8th-14 Oct - R. Bennetts
  • Call for All Branches with Their Own FB Page - Vivienne Forbes
  • News from Around the Branches
    - Sydney Hills - 30th Anniversary Celebration
    - Sydney Hills - Zoom Presentations on Fri 5/05/23
    - Warrnambool - Members Gather at BEEAC - Patsy Haywood
    - Noosa Branch - "Bits and Pieces" - Margaret Mourik

AIR Active No. 59 April 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • National Aged Care Alliance - Dr Annette Barbetti
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Superannuation Reforms - Neil Birdsall
  • AIR Reporting in "The Senior"
  • Membership Matters - Margaret Mourik
  • AIR Memberships of Other Associations
  • End the Inconsistent Older Drivers Test in NSW - Robert Curley
  • My Health App - Margaret Walsh
  • News from Around the Branches
  •  - Sydney Hills Branch - Celebratory Invitation - Fri 14th Apr
  • Mar Zoom Presentations Links - Sydney Hills
    - Elder Abuse - Renee Kastanias
    - Bonds in your Portfolio - Blair Dewhurst
  • Warrnambool Branch Member Nominated for Award - Lyn Ferguson
  • Winning Life's Lottery: Australians Richer than many feel Today - Anthony Keane

AIR Active No. 58 March 2023

  • From the President - Wayne Strandquist
  • National Online Member Group (NOM)
  • Policy & Advocacy Report - Wayne Strandquist
  • Aged Care Reform Survey: Have Your Say - Margaret Walsh
  • News from Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - Margaret Walsh
  • Warning LITHIUM-ION Battery Fires - Neil Birdsall
  • Membership - Hosting an Event - Margaret Mourik
  • Travel Hints - Rod Carter
  • Special Interest Groups - SMSF SIG - Ken Johnston
  • Commonwealth State & Defence Force Superannuants SIG - Dr A Barbetti
  • Issues of Interest to Retirees - Bill Hewett
  • News from Around the Branches
     - Sydney Hills Branch - NSW Seniors Week Expo - "All Things Senior"
     - Northern Tasmania Branch Celebrates 30 Years
  • Zoom Presentations - Video Links
    - Sydney Hills: Fri 3 Mar 2023 10:30 am General Meeting
    - Fri 3 Mar 2023 12:30 Investment Discussion Zoom - BONDS - Blair Dewhurst
  • Definitions for Your Dictionary - Betty Doyle
  • Australian Bond Exchange (ABE) - Newest Security Issue Announcement
  • Take a short Music Break (Links) - March Autumnal Equinox
      

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

 


 

 

 

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