Reports, Papers & Publications

Learn more about our work through the writings on our history, and the papers and reports on issues that are important to us

Reports

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ACTIVE AGEING, WELLNESS AND FALLS PREVENTION FOR OLDER WOMEN 2013

A scoping study conducted on behalf of the Older Women’s Network NSW Inc. for the State-wide Women’s Health Network .

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Maintaining the health and wellbeing of older women through the Bankstown OWN Wellness Centre 2018

A report prepared by Dr Pat Bazeley, Adjunct Professor, and Dr Jane Mears, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, for the Older Women’s Network of NSW (Inc.), South Western Sydney Local Health District

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KICKING UP AUTUMN LEAVES – FULL REPORT 2006

The report Kicking Up Autumn Leaves is based on the stories of wellness told by 43 older women.

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KICKING UP AUTUMN LEAVES – SUMMARY 2006

A summary of the report Kicking Up Autumn Leaves  – based on the stories of wellness told by 43 older women.

Publications

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OWN GUIDE TO MY AGED CARE 2018

Need aged care services? Download our handy guide to help you navigate the My Aged Care.
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Our Voices in Writing 2010

Our Voices in Writing – A narrative of women’s stories, an account of their lives in their own words. 

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OWN NSW THE THREE RS: RIGHTS, ROADBLOCKS AND RESILIENCE

A Challenge to Ageism Forum 2012

OWN NSW The Three Rs: Rights, Roadblocks and Resilience – A Challenge to Ageism Forum.

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PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST OLDER WOMEN

The Disappearing Age

With funding from a NSW Domestic and Family Violence Grant, OWN NSW has conducted a mapping exercise of our knowledge of violence against older women and documented examples of good practice to prevent the violence.

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It Could be You 2010

A Report on homeless older women by Ludo McFerran with assistance from Sonia Laverty.

Who are the homeless and who is at risk of homelessness? We rarely think about older working women as a potential wave of homeless people but, according to the evidence, that is exactly the problem we face – a problem for which we are poorly prepared.

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How Could They 2010

5 brochures for older women to resolve legal and financial issues and to strengthen their position.

These brochures were developed by and for older women, based on real situations.

Papers

OWN NSW Submission on Aged Care System Redesign

OWN’s feedback to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Consultation Paper 1, Aged Care Program Redesign: Services For The Future.

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OWN NSW’s submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse JUNE 2016

The Australian Law Reform Commission released an Issues Paper on ’Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse’ in 15 June 2016 and called for public submissions. OWN NSW responded to ensure that the inquiry heard the older women’s perspective on the issue of elder abuse.

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FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE – HOMELESSNESS IN NSW

OWN NSW & WEL respond to the NSW Family & Community Services’ Discussion Paper: Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW September 2016.

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THE GENDER GAP IN RETIREMENT SAVINGS AND UNLAWFUL AGE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OLDER WORKERS 2010

Speech presented by Elizabeth Broderick then Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination.

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