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AIR UPDATE Issue 120 February 2018

  • National President's Report
  • Meet & Greet National President in W.A.
  • Do you use our sponsors?
  • Shake-up for Bill Shock
  • Editorial

AIR Active Issue 119 December 2017

  • From the A.I.R. National President – Alan J Marshall
  • A Letter of Appreciation of the Secretariat
  • From the Secretariat
  • Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • New Era for Diversity in Aged Care
  • Treasury calls paper bills to account
  • Tree and Sea Change Hotspots for Retirees
  • Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care
  • Collette Travel's biggest sale of the year!

AIR Active Issue 118 November 2017

  • Report on the 2017 AGM including the outcomes of the motions put to the meeting
  • The A.I.R. National President – Mr Alan J Marshall
  • Article: To Downsize or Not
  • New Aged Care Workforce Taskforce to Focus on Safety and Quality
  • Older Persons Advocacy: Local Voices for Seniors in Need
  • New test for breast cancer as thousands to benefits from new Medicare listings
  • Making the right choices with Health Star Rating Sydney
  • Report on the A.I.R. Board Meeting held on 15 November 2017
  • Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care
  • Collette Travel's biggest sale of the year!

AIR ACTIVE October 2017

  • Shifting the Dial: Five Year Productivity Review
  • Quality Review Released: Aged Care Assessment Visits to be Unannounced
  • New Report Outlines Residential Aged Care Funding Reform Options
  • Major Reforms to Make Private Health Insurance Simpler and More Affordable
  • Announcement of Australia’s First National Rural Health Commissioner
  • $100m Fund to Fight Brain Cancer
  • New Provider to Bring Better Access to Hearing Services Across Australia
  • Super Switching Suggests Choice Hurts Consumers
  • A.I.R. Annual General Meeting
  • A.I.R. Board Meeting 5 October 2017

AIR ACTIVE September 2017

  • AIR Advocacy – 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission and Manifesto for the next Federal Election
  • Government Considers Improvements to Aged Care Policy
  • 6,000 extra high need home care packages and $20m My Aged Care revamp
  • Extra Support for Older Australians at Home
  • A Comprehensive Package of Reforms to Address Illegal Phoenixing
  • Increase to Asset Test Part-Age Pension Qualifying Threshold
  • Increase to CSCH Income Test Thresholds
  • AIR 2017 AGM and Nominations for National President

AIR ACTIVE August 2017

  • Retraction of statements in AIR Active July 2017
  • Update A.I.R. Review Committee
  • Aged Care Review Timing Extended
  • GEN-erational Change as Aged Care Data Access is Made Easier for All
  • Major new measures to help combat rare cancers
  • Over-diagnosis shows value of patient questions
  • Taxation treatment of superannuation income streams
  • Retirees on modest budgets doing it tough
  • 410 Visa Advocacy Group Report to WA Division
  • 2017-18 A.I.R. Membership Subscriptions
  • 2017 A.I.R. Annual General Meeting
  • New Preferred Partner Agreement

AIR ACTIVE July 2017

The information in this issue includes:
  •   A report on the A.I.R. Board Meeting held on 2 August 2017
  •   A report from the A.I.R. Policy and Advocacy Committee on a number of Government inquiries and submissions
  •   An update from the A.I.R. IT Management Group about changes to the website and member Register
  •   Aged Care Means Test and the Family Home
  •   The Future of Aged Care – Discussion Paper
  •   Consumer Ministers to Consider Retirement Villages
  •  National Approach to Prescription Drug Misuse
  •    410 Visa Advocacy Group Report
  •    A.I.R. Preferred Partner Agreement with Collette Travel
  •    The Notice of Meeting for the 2017 A.I.R. AGM and Nomination Form for the position of National President.

AIR ACTIVE June 2017

  • The A.I.R. Review Committee
  • Recent survey on retirement products yields some unexpected results
  • A.I.R. attends Future of Aged Care Forum in Canberra
  • Ministerial Statement on Retirement Homes Regulation
  • Find out about your aged care options before you need them
  • Call for Submissions to Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
  • A Better MBS for all Australians
  • More help with medications through community pharmacy
  • How much super do you need to have a pet?
  • Congratulations to Sue Shea OAM