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Media Release – ANZAC & Field of Remembrance Service 2021

Media Release – ANZAC & Field of Remembrance Service 2021

Generations and organisations join to remember the fallen and support veteran’s families For the first time in 69 years, Australian War Widows NSW (AWW NSW) and the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway unite to host a combined ANZAC and Field of Remembrance service to remember the fallen and commemorate...

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Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance - we are all part of the story The ANZAC Field of Remembrance began in 1952 when Mrs C J Pope, widow of Rear-Admiral C J Pope, RAN, assisted by the War Widows’ Guild, organised the first Field in the grounds of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. Mrs Pope conceived the idea of...

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Recognising veterans and families

Recognising veterans and families

Recognising veterans and families. You spoke and we listened. Our submission to the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal has been lodged. We recently asked for your views to help us write our submission to the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal for an inquiry into the recognition for Australian...

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Meaning and Purpose Unite!

Meaning and Purpose Unite!

Australian War Widows NSW, a place where meaning and purpose unite. We are seeking expressions of interest from all of those within our community and beyond who have an interest in helping us build a new future for all Women, Veterans and Families united by Defence Service. Over the next 12 months...

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Support for Inquiry into Veteran Suicide

Support for Inquiry into Veteran Suicide

Australian War Widows NSW welcomes any inquiry that examines the causes, issues and systems that impact upon veterans and their families. With the rate of veteran suicide more than twice the national average, and even higher for female veterans, it is important that critical lessons are learned...

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Stay Calm Stay Safe

Stay Calm Stay Safe

Stay Calm Stay Safe - Flood Information I hope you are all keeping safe during this very volatile weather event. These resources might help if you are affected by the rain and floods, or know others in our community that are. First and foremost, the emergency numbers: NSW SES - 132 500 Non-urgent...

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We rise by lifting others

We rise by lifting others

International Women's Day - We Rise By Lifting Others Our story is one of women helping women. What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 than to pay tribute to some of the women who have carried AWW on their shoulders? Recently we celebrated just some of the amazing women in our...

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Aged Care Royal Commission

Aged Care Royal Commission

As an organisation that currently represents over 2,000 older women, we are deeply concerned about the issues and incidents highlighted in the findings from the Aged Care Royal Commission report. On behalf of our members and all older Australians, we expect the recommendations to be implemented to...

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Historical appointment

Historical appointment

We are delighted to announce the historical appointment of National and NSW State President of the Australian War Widows, Rhondda Vanzella OAM to the Council of the Australian War Memorial. This is a appointment is the first for a President of a War Widows organisation to the Australian War...

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Have your say

Have your say

Have your say.... Recognition for Veterans and Families Injured, Wounded or Killed On 21 January 2021, the Australian Government announced that the Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal would inquire into and; report on, recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force...

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War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

War Widows NSW eNewsletter Update

Dear Members,   Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who completed our survey.  We have been amazed at the over 600 responses. Your feedback will help us shape the future of our organisation and develop services and support for the growing needs of our existing and new members. As the year...

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Health and Wellbeing Program returns

Health and Wellbeing Program returns

We are excited to announce that our Digital Health & Wellbeing Program resumes from Tuesday 2nd February, with all our member favourites returning to the schedule. These are challenging times for many us and especially for those in our AWW NSW regional community. While some of our usual social...

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