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!
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.
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.
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
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’.
June 15, 2021
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.
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.
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?
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?