National Council of Women of Australia, 2017 Mid-Term Conference
Future Directions, Our Council Our Voice —
              Driving cultural change

14 - 16 JUNE 2017, Canberra - Rydges Capital Hill, 17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest  ACT  2603
 The strategic objective of the conference is to create the opportunity for all people of all ages to come together
 and hear from national experts on the topics of:

                                                                       • women’s economic empowerment;
                                                                       • women’s leadership; and
                                                                       • women’s safety

Need Accommodation?
We have negotiated a great rate for our delegates at Rydges Capital Hill.
Please use the booking link above - to receive this great rate.

Rydges Capital Hil outside Need to travel to Canberra?
By plane, train or car - all explained here.
             Purchase tickets*
   Early Bird NOW until 25 May 2017
            Members - $310.00

                 Public - $330.00

         Download Registration Form
                   Launch Breakfast and
                       Conference Dinner tickets
                     can be purchased separately.

Wednesday 14 June 2017
Workshop | National Council of Young Women of Australia (NCYWA)
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
NCWA Business Session

(Members Only)
Rydges Capital Hill, Barton Room | $200 per person
Wesley Hall, Forrest
1.00–1.10 pm Welcome| NCWA President Barbara Baikie
1.10–1.30 Introductions/ice breaker| Barbara Baikie
1.30–2.30 Communication/social media awareness| Genevieve Jacobs, ABC
2.30–3.30 Leadership with integrity| Frances Crimmins, YWCA
                                     Afternoon tea
4.00–5.00 Assertiveness training| Zoe Routh, Inner Compass
                      Dinner with NCWA National Board
7.00–9.00 Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI)|Barbara Baikie, WiCK
9.00         Finish
1.00–1.30 Arrival/registration
1.30–1.45 Opening of Business
1.45-3.00 NCWA President
            - Apologies
            - Vales
            - Reports
1.45–3.00 Advisers Workshop
3.00-3.15 Advocacy Training
              Afternoon tea
3.45–5.00 Strategic plan
Thursday 15 June 2017 — Rydges Capital Hill
Vulnerability of Older Women, focus on poverty and homelessness
Rydges Capital Hill
12.30-1.30                              Lunch
1.35–1.40 Conference opening| MC, Catherine McGrath
1.40–1.40 Welcome to Country
1.40–1.45 Welcome to delegates|Her Excellency Lady Lynne Cosgrove
1.45–2.10 Older women and homelessness| Penny Leemhuis
2.10–2.35 Evaluation of the Northern Region Prevention of Violence
                 against Women Strategy: Evaluation Report

Dr Deborah Western, Monash University
2.35–3.05 The difficulties of navigating the legal system for older
                     women experiencing homelessness

          Anusha Goonetilleke, Solicitor, Canberra Community Law
                                       Afternoon tea
3.30–4.00 Panel discussion| Dr Deborah Western, Penny Leemhuis and Anusha Goonetilleke. Moderator: MC, Catherine McGrath
4.00–4.45 Small group discussion/solutions MC, Catherine McGrath
4.45–5.30 Presentations of solutions
7pm for 7.30pm - Conference Dinner (can book separately) - Rydges
                             with Guest Speaker
                           $60 Members / $70 public
Friday 16 June 2017 — Rydges Capital Hill
Vulnerability of Younger Women and Violence Against Women
9.00–9.05 Introduction| MC, Catherine McGrath
9.05–9.30 Root causes of violence against women: Pornography
Maree Crabbe, It’s Time We Talked
9.30–9.55 Root causes of violence against women: Portrayal and
                 sexualisation of women in the media

Professor Margaret Alston OAM, Monash University
9.55–10.20 Solutions
Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women
10.20–10.45 Root causes of violence against women:
                                           Sex discrimination

             Kate Jenkins, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner
                                           Morning tea
11.15–11.40 Root causes of violence against women:
                                           Gender equality

Libby Lyons, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
11.40am–12.20 Q & A: 5 minute outline from each panel member and questions from the audience Maree Crabbe, Prof Margaret Alston OAM, Michael Costigan and Emma Husar MP. Moderator: MC Catherine McGrath
1.20–1.40 Male Champions of Change - What we can do?
Ken Morrison, Property Council of Australia
1.40–2.05 Violence against women and homelessness
                           in Indigenous communities
The Hon. Linda Burney MP
2.05–2.30 Cultural change – How we can change?
Sonia Irwin, Redgrass Communications
2.30–2.55 Gender equity – Political participation
Professor Marian Sawer, Australian National University
                                           Afternoon tea
3.20–3.40 Gender equity – Leading change in the public service
Lin Hatfield-Dodds, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
3.40–4.30 Small group work solutions| MC Catherine McGrath
4.30–5.00 Presentation of solutions
5.00 Conference close| MC Catherine McGrath

Thursday 15 June 2017
Breakfast and launch of NCYWA
Parliament House, Canberra
 $30 Members / Public $50
                  SOLD OUT
6.30–7.00 Arrival/registration
7.00 Welcome| MC, Catherine McGrath
7.07 Acknowledgement of Country| NCWA President, Barbara Baikie
7.25 Introduction| Minister for Women
                        Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash
7.30–7.45 Launch of NCYWA| NCYWA speakers
         The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
         Prime Minister of Australia (TBC)
8.05–8.15 Questions|MC, Catherine McGrath
8.30am Close

Thursday 15 June 2017
NCWA Business Session
(Members Only)
Rydges Capital Hill
9.00–9.05 Introduction| NCWA President
                         Barbara Baikie
9.05–10.15 am Resolutions| Julie Morris/
                        Margaret Findlater Smith
             Morning tea
10.45am–12.30  Resolutions| Julie Morris/
                        Margaret Findlater Smith

*All prices are inclusive of 10% GST.
*Cancellations before 31 May will receive a full refund. From 1 June a substitute delegate is allowed and encouraged.
*Program as published is correct - there may be unavoidable changes closer to the time. NCWA will not be held responsible or liable for any expenses incurred by delegates relating to those changes.

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