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It will take more than 15 minutes in the media spotlight to raise public awareness around issues of concern to older women. You can catch us in action below!

Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS

Group of grannies become controversial MP's latest target

A Current Affair By Tanya Weingarth
Nov 12, 2021

Controversial MP Andrew Laming targets the Older Women’s Network NSW.

Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS

Amended NSW consent bill sent to house by Hannah Ryan, Gina Rushton, Jack Gramenz
Nov 19, 2021

OWN NSW criticising the bill’s exception and warning it is too broad.

Yumi Lee sitting in the OWN office

New guidance tool could see some aged care sexual assaults unreported for a month, advocates say

ABC NEWS | The World Today by Sally Sara and Scott Mitchell
October 7, 2021

OWN NSW Manager, Yumi Lee, spoke to the issues within the Aged Care Safety and Quality Commission’s Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) tool.

Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS

Coffs Harbour Older Women’s Network Group hits a milestone first year of operation.

Coffs Coast News Of The Area
October 29, 2021
by News Of The Area

Coffs Harbour Older Women’s Network (CH OWN) group one year on!

Yumi Lee sitting in the OWN office

"Ways to tackle homelessness among women over 50 in our regions."

The Examiner
Sept 20, 2021

OWN NSW manager, Yumi Lee, spoke to the Examiner about the launch of a specialist housing service for older people to help tackle homelessness.

Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS

The road to resilience - Life lessons in disaster recovery for older Australians

Australian Association of Gerontologists (Recording of the Virtual Event)
July 27, 2021

Professor Paul Arbon in a panel discussion with Aged and Community Services Australia, CEO, Pat Sparrow and Chair of Older Women’s Network NSW, Beverley Baker, to consider learnings for older people and the aged care system. Click here

Yumi Lee sitting in the OWN office

“Intervention focus needed to stop male violence in the home.”

Central News UTS Journalism Lab
July 26, 2021

Student journalist, Emily Roux, published an article about coercive control and men’s behavioural change quoting segments of a panel hosted by OWN NSW in June, ‘Insidious entrapment: understanding coercive control’.

Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS


MSN News
March 15, 2021

OWN NSW Chair, Beverly Baker and Manager, Yumi Lee interviewed in Canberra on why they attended the March4Justice event.

Article grab in Canberra Weekly by Cassandra Power

'It's hard to get work when you're older': Ageism in the workplace

SBS Insight
July 27, 2021

OWN Newtown Wellness Centre member Kate Rowe appeared on SBS Insight to share her story of retirement.

Yumi Lee sitting in the OWN office

How much money do you need to retire? The answer depends on one big thing.

SMH,  Rhiana Whitson
June 15, 2021
OWN NSW Manager, Yumi Lee, discusses superannuation and older women and the worry around being able to retire comfortably.
Beverly Baker on Insight, SBS


Insight, SBS, S2021 E11
May 26, 2021

The majority of older Australians want to remain in their own home as they age but many will need assistance to do that successfully.  OWN NSW Chair, Beverly Baker, appeared on Insight to discuss caring for ageing parents. She appeared because she’s angry about the state of aged care in Australia because she knows first-hand how it can strip the dignity of older people.

Article grab in Canberra Weekly by Cassandra Power

"Australians react to big spending budget"

ABC TV 7:30 Report
May 12, 2021

OWN NSW Project Manager, Christine Hall, was interviewed on the 7:30 report  with her father, Brian Kelly and discussed where the system failed with his home care package.

Yumi Lee on Q & A

Spotlight on Aged Care

February 25, 2021

Yumi Lee OWN NSW Manager appeared on the programme and asked: Following the revelation of Ms Brittany Higgins, the spotlight is now on Parliament House and the culture which silences women who have experienced abuse and sexual assaults. And rightly so. There are about about 50 cases of sexual abuse in aged care per week. Why is there no outrage about this cold, hard fact? Why isn’t anyone held to account? Have we as a community decided that older women don’t count, and don’t matter?

Beverly Baker on Q & A

Ageism in the workforce

March 4, 2021

Beverly Baker OWN NSW Chair asked: I’m 70 & I still work in paid employment. I’m fortunate because the reality is employers don’t want to hire older people, as the Australian Human Rights Commission confirmed in a research study. With so many older women like me still able and wanting to work, how can we encourage businesses to hire older women when they believe women over 50 are “too old” & not worth hiring?

Article grab in Canberra Weekly by Cassandra Power

"Older women balancing resilience and trauma"

Canberra Weekly, Cassandra Power
October 17, 2020

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