Welcome to OWN NSW
The Older Women's Network first formed in Australia in 1987 when a group of older women in the Combined Pensioners Association saw the need for a network which would focus on the interests and concerns of older women.
By July 2001, the Older Women's Network (OWN) New South Wales was established as the peak body for OWN Groups across NSW. The aim of all OWN Groups is to promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women. Groups organise a wide range of activities and advocate on issues of concern to older women.
tel: 02 9247 7046
News & Events
- OWN Australia 21st Conference - Wednesday Sept 18, 2013
- Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Dinner & Entertainment afterwards)
Address: Hotel George William, George St., Brisbane.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
Please click here for the Conference Agenda.
Please click here for the Conference Proxy Voting Form.
Please click here for the Election for Council Nomination Form.
Contact: Eileen Ward (Secretary)
- NSW Government Clinical Excellence Commission - Falls Prevention Programs.
- Leaflets on falls prevention are available to be purchase or print off the website. The leaflets show exercises at home, how to get up after a fall,
recommends Tai Chi (we know it works!) and other advice on nutrition etc
- Click here to view the Falls Prevention Program.
- Click here to download the Falls Prevention Leaflets.
- Click here for the Clinical Excellence Commission website.
- OWN NSW The Three Rs: Rights, Roadblocks and Resilience - A Challenge to Ageism Forum
- OWN NSW 2012 Annual State Conference and AGM
- The AGM was held in Mott Hall, The Rocks on Thursday 27 September, 2012
Please click here to view the Annual Report and Minutes for 2012.
Contact: 9247 7046.
- OWN NSW submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Grey Areas - Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws
- The Older Women’s Network NSW Inc. (OWN NSW) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the important issues raised in the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper on barriers to older people and employment. We are particularly concerned about the barriers experienced by older women, and the cumulative and structural discrimination impacting on capacity and increasing vulnerability to poverty, social exclusion and homelessness.
- Please click here to view the submission.
- NSW State Election - OWN's Questions to Politicians and Responses from them
- OWN's Questions to policians.
- Response from Clover Moore, Member for Sydney.
- Response from Andrew Stoner, Leader of the National Party.
- Response from Verity Firth, Member for Balmain.
- Response from Mark Neeham, Campaign Director, Liberal Party.
- Response from Lesa de Leau, Campaign Coordinator, The Green NSW.
- Response from Carmel Tebbutt, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health.
- Response from Paul Lynch, Member for Liverpool.
- Message from Cate Faehrmann, The Green NSW.
- OWN Newcastle - The first fifteen Years.
- Click here to download A History of OWN Newcastle.
- It Could be You - Report on homeless older women.
- This report is the outcome of the research of OWN NSW, Homelessness NSW and Vinnies over the past 12 months
- How Could They?
- A series of 5 brochures exploring the legal and financial issues, designed to empower older women with tools to resolve problems and strengthen their position, without jeopardizing their personal relationships.
- Individuals and organisations can download the brochures and print them as required by clicking on: How could they? and simply select the ones you want then print.
- You can send this link http://www.ownnsw.org.au/HowCouldThey.php on to anyone you may think would be interested.
- Ageing Safely in NSW - Forum Reports and Papers.
- Click here for the Forum's reports and papers.
- For more information contact Sonia 9519 3137; email email@example.com
- For more information, please contact OWN NSW
- Tel: (02) 9247 7046.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click here to download Forum presentations and for more information.
The following is a message from Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for women, regarding her 'My Right to Choose' campaign for abortion law reform in New South Wales.