Media Releases

 

CWA of NSW urges farming families to prioritise quad bike safety

20 March 2017

 

The Country Women’s Association of NSW President Annette Turner has urged farming families to prioritise quad bike safety, with a staggering 111 people across Australia losing their lives since 2011 in quad bike accidents1, with 29 of these incidents occurring in NSW. Thousands more have been injured....

Country Women’s Association of NSW and Dunedoo community join forces to support Sir Ivan fire victims

16 February 2017

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales has today announced a commitment of up to $50,000 from its Disaster Relief fund, to assist the victims of the Sir Ivan fire with their immediate needs. The CWA also formed a committee with the community of Dunedoo yesterday to manage the many generous offers of assistance that are rolling in for people affected by fire...

 

CWA of NSW celebrates International Day of Rural Women with global leadership appointments

10 October 2016

As the United Nations (UN) International Day of Rural Women (15th October) draws near, the CWA of NSW is celebrating the appointment of two of its members to global and regional leadership roles, highlighting the breadth of talent of women in regional and rural Australia...

Image: CWA taking the lead at the Associated Country Women of the World conference in the United Kingdom. L-R CWA of NSW's Annette Turner and Ruth Shanks, CWA of Australia's Dorothy Coombe and CWA of NSW's Gail Commens.

 

CWA calls on improved connectivity for rural and regional NSW

1 September 2016

The CWA of NSW has announced a major push for better connectivity in regional and rural areas as part of its annual Awareness Week campaign – using high profile voices to highlight the impact of the issue on mental health support, access to education and ability to run a business. 

 

CWA of NSW funds mobile Salvation Army drug-support pilot for Regional NSW
28 April 2016

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has provided $277,874 in funding to The Salvation Army to provide mobile drug-support services in Western and North Western NSW.

CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron said, “Alcohol and other drugs [AOD] have a horrifying impact on people, their families and communities...

IMAGE 1: CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron (R) presents $277,874 to Salvation Army’s Gerard Byrne

IMAGE 2: L-R Salvation Army’s Gerard Byrne, Maj. Christine Martin and Lt. Mark Townsend with CWA of NSW State President Tanya Cameron and State Vice President Ruth Cargill.

 

 

 

Lively debate on the cards at 94th CWA annual conference
20 April 2016

For over ninety four years the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) has been working to improve the living conditions of women and their families. The policy of the CWA is debated at its annual conference which this year will be held in the NSW central west town of Cowra...

Motions and program for the conference

Motions for debate at the annual conference as well as the program detailing each day.

CWA President Tanya Cameron 'Walks the Beat' for a Weekend
12 November 2015

CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron was recently invited to participate in the Community Awareness of Policing Program (CAPP), whereby community leaders are given the opportunity to 'walk in police shoes' to gain a greater understanding of the programs and strategies police are using to address issues facing metropolitan, regional and rural communities...

CWA highlights refugees on International Day of Rural Women
14 October 2015

The Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA of NSW) is focusing on the plight of rural refugees, particularly women and children, to mark the United Nations International Day of Rural Women on 15 October 2015...

 

CWA of NSW Puts a Spotlight on Domestic Violence in the Bush
7 September 2015

One of the state’s most influential women’s organisations, the CWA of NSW, is shining a light on domestic violence in the bush, as part of its 2015 Awareness Week campaign - held from Saturday 5 to 12 September 2015.


Regional towns are recording higher levels of violence than their urban counterparts with the top 20 Local Government Areas for domestic assault in NSW all based in regional or rural locations...

Download a high res photo of Tanya Cameron here.

Governor to open CWA of NSW’s 93rd Annual State Conference
20 April 2015

For over ninety three years the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) has been working to improve the living conditions of women and their families. Members lobby and conduct campaigns on issues determined at the Annual State Conference which this year will be held in the country music capital, Tamworth...

Download the conference agenda here.

CWA of NSW ends 2014 with two donations to provide ‘hands on’ assistance to communities
10th December 2014

The CWA of NSW is ending the year by making two significant donations to organisations that are both providing support ‘on the ground’ to communities that are in need...

CWA of NSW acknowledges role of rural women in Australia and overseas
International Day of Rural Women: 15 October 2014

13th October 2014

On 15 October when the United Nations (UN) observes the International Day of Rural Women, the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW will also acknowledge the valuable role of women in rural communities in Australia and overseas...

CBRE release: CWA looks to future after sale of city headquarters
18th September 2014

The Country Women's Association of NSW has reaped $18.4 million from the sale of its long-held Elizabeth Bay headquarters...

Recognise Lyme disease in Australia: CWA of NSW Awareness Week 2014
2nd September 2014

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is calling on politicians and decision makers in the health sector to urgently investigate the contraction of Lyme disease in Australia as the focus of this year’s CWA Awareness Week...

Lyme Diease and CWA background

 

State President’s open letter to Federal and State Ministers
26th June 2014

Dear Ministers,
I write on behalf of the members of the Country Women’s Association of NSW and would like to express our dismay and concern at the reported shortfall in funds for the Emergency Water Rebate Scheme...

 

CWA of NSW members vote to sell Potts Point property
22nd May 2014

Members of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW today voted to sell their head office and residential club building located in Potts Point in Sydney. The decision was made at the annual state conference held over four days this week in Griffith...

CWA of NSW Heads to Griffith for its 92nd Annual Conference
5 May 2014

The Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) “road show” will be rolling into Griffith to hold this year’s annual conference. Following hot on the heels of the Griffith Field Day, the CWA event will take over the Showground for a week from 19 to 22 May 2014...

CWA of NSW to help rural families affected by drought
12 February 2014

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW today donated $50,000 to help families in NSW affected by the current drought...

 


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