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A Place To Call Home: National Conference of the National Older Women's Network

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Older women want to live in a society which recognises their contribution and values them as an individual, regardless of their age. Older women are the new face of poverty and the fastest growing cohort amongst the homeless in Australia. Older women are also often excluded from the statistics of violence against women, and therefore remain hidden. Many older women are facing a future of economic uncertainty.

Join our conference and take part in the discussions because Older Women also Refuse to be Invisible and Forgotten! We are loud, feisty and ready to take up the new challenges ahead. Join us in Sydney on the 17th and 18th October and be part of the solution to secure the future of Older Women in Australia.

Join us and be part of something special!

Programme DAY ONE:

8:30           Registration and welcome coffee, tea and biscuits
9:00           Welcome to Country - Yvonne Weldon. Introduction by Beverly                    Baker Chair OWN NSW
9:10            Darlington Public School Choir will sing the National Anthem -                        in recognition of the UN International Year of Indigenous                              Languages
9:20            Welcome by Aloma Fennell NOWN President
9:25            Message from - The Minister for Women, The Hon. Bronnie                          Taylor MLC - via video link
9:30            Keynote Speaker - Jane Caro AM
10:30         Morning Tea
10:45          PANEL - Invisible and Unvalued: Let’s Fix Ageism - Jane Caro,                      Wendy Bacon, Eva Cox and Layla Pope. Facilitator - Jenna Price
11:45         Q&A Session - Invisible and Unvalued: Let’s fix Ageism
12:00         Lunch - Coffee, tea and juice with a selection of sandwiches,                        wraps & rolls
1:00           Interlude - SOS (Sing Out Strong) Choir
1:15          PANEL - How Feminism Changes the Narrative on Violence                             against Older Women - Amani Haydar, Moo Baulch, and Sharron                     Sillett. Facilitator - Jenna Price
2:00          Q&A Session - How Feminism Changes the Narrative on Violence                   against Older Women
2:15           Interlude - Manspread by “It’s Still Germaine” Performance                          Group
2:30           PANEL - Affordable Housing: From Myth to Reality - Katherine                     McKernan, Debbie Georgopoulos Romola Hollywood and                                 Annabelle Daniel. Facilitator - Karen Walsh
3:15          Q&A Session - Affordable Housing: From Myth to Reality
3:30          Afternoon Tea
4:00          Closing address - Professor Shirley Randell AO Ambassador NOWN
4:15/30     Transport to Ministerial Reception 5-7pm Parliament House NSW

Programme DAY TWO:

8:30          Registration of new delegates and welcome coffee, tea and biscuits
9:00          Welcome to Country - Peter Shine
9:05          Welcome to Day 2 Aloma Fennell NOWN President
9:15           Interlude - OWN Theatre Group Performance
9:40         Keynote Speaker - the Hon Susan Ryan AO
10:15        Morning Tea
10:45        Speaker Meredith Burgmann - Women and Representation
11:05        Speaker Kim Boettcher - Protecting Your Legacy
11:25         Speaker Rita Martin - On Care
11:45         Dame Quentin Bryce and Hon Susan Ryan AO - In Conversation with                    our audience
12:45          Lunch - Coffee, tea and juice with a selection of sandwiches,                         wraps & rolls

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