Top 5 Places

    Leading Australian women share their favourite places in Australia

    Michelle Garnaut – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    For centuries, empires, governments and global companies have vied with each other in displays of wealth, grandeur and power along the Bund in Shanghai. For close to a quarter of a century, one Australian woman has maintained her position on the Bund with no power other than the power of her reputation.

    Michelle Garnaut, CEO of the M Restaurant Group, has established restaurants and lounges that have pioneered independent fine dining in both China and Hong Kong.
    十二月 9, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Rosie Batty AO – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    Rosie Batty made Australia listen.

    Her son, Luke aged 11, was with his father playing cricket in the park when his father walked over to him and killed him.
    In expressing her personal grief, Rosie compelled us to see that family violence was our business. She made us see that the plight of thousands of women and children could one day be our plight, or that of someone close to us.
    九月 11, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Maureen Wheeler – My Top 5 Places In Australia

    Maureen Wheeler AO is a pioneer of landmark enterprises in both travel and in the cultural life of Melbourne.

    She was the co-founder, with her husband Tony, of Lonely Planet books - guides as indispensable to travellers as their backpacks or suitcases.
    Maureen was also the co-founder of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. This centre for books, writing and ideas played a critical role in Melbourne achieving its status as a UNESCO designated City of Literature.
    四月 21, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

    音乐大师西蒙娜•杨最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地 – Maestro Simone Young – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    八月 15, 2016/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    安娜·高兹沃斯 (Anna Goldsworthy) 最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地

    安娜·高兹沃斯(Anna Goldsworthy)天赋秉异且一直致力于参加各种高难度的活动。作为享有盛名的钢琴独奏家,安娜不仅在澳大利亚也在世界各地进行演出,范围之广,可见一斑。安娜同时还以传记家、散文家、剧作家及剧本作者而闻名。
    五月 12, 2015/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    安妮·萨默斯最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 Anne Summers – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    安妮·萨默斯(Anne Summers)可谓是女权主义者、记者、作家、编辑和出版商中的先锋者。

    十二月 31, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Fabian Dattner – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    " You have to have a beard to be a leader in Antarctica." It was this statement that sparked the indignation and the imagination of Fabian Dattner and led to an unprecedented expedition of 75 women scientists to Antarctica.
    二月 17, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Janette Jeffrey – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    Janette Jeffrey has broken 7 World Records as a Masters Swimmer from 2015 -2016.
    She also holds 9 National records in freestyle and breaststroke in her age group 65-69 years. That's just in the swimming pool.
    In ocean swims she was the female wInner of the Cousins Travel Open Water 'Ocean' swim series 2016/17 in 60-69 age group. She has won her age group of the prestigious Lorne Pier to Pub race nine times.
    But her picture made no front pages, and you have probably never heard of her.
    If young sportswomen have great difficulty getting any coverage in mainstream media, it is almost impossible for older women competing in Masters events to do so.
    十二月 2, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Polixeni Papapetrou最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地

    当摄影艺术家Polixeni Papapetrou在选择她最喜欢的五个澳大利亚旅游胜地时,她发现这些地方绝不仅仅是旅行的目的地。这些地方俘获了她的想象力和爱,让她把这里的的风景变成了艺术。这些作品拥有无与伦比的美丽,令人印象深刻且动人心弦。

    三月 9, 2016/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    吉莉安•崔格最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 (Gillian Triggs)

    澳大利亚人权委员会(Australian Human Rights Commission)主席吉莉安•崔格(Gillian Triggs)由于今年早些时候发布的一份关于移民拘留中心儿童问题的报告而上了国家头条新闻。前国家总理托尼•艾伯特(Tony Abbott)、司法部长乔治•布兰迪斯(George Brandis)以及移民部部长斯考特•毛里森(Scott Morrison)都称上述报告是带有偏见的,并表示他们已经对吉莉安失去信心,希望她能够辞职。

    一月 26, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher

    雷娜塔·辛格最心仪的五大澳洲旅游胜地 Renata Singer – My Top 5 Places in Australia

    雷娜塔·辛格(Renata Singer)是新书《越老活的越精彩》(Older and Bolder)一书的作者,该书由墨尔本大学出版社出版。她还和她的先生,国际著名哲学家彼得·辛格一起编辑了《故事的寓意:文学中的伦理》(The Moral of the Story: Ethics Through Literature)。
    十一月 10, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

    莱恩·比齐利最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地 Layne Beachley – My Top 5 Places

    莱恩·比齐利(Layne Beachley)在2015年被授予澳大利亚勋章(Order of Australia)的荣誉称号。迄今为止她已经获得世界锦标赛冲浪赛事的7个头衔。这些成就是其他任何冲浪运动员,不论男女,都无法匹及的高度。
    八月 11, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Women Of Oz

    Australian women share their most memorable trips

    Now We Know Who To Blame

    Australia is in the midst a housing affordability crisis. And now we know who to blame for it.

    The Government is not to blame for a tax system that fuels skyrocketing house prices by benefiting local and foreign investors, developers and speculators. Nor is the Government to blame for its failure to address scarcity of housing including social housing.

    No. The real culprits it appears are older Australians still living in their homes. It is their generational greed that is to blame.
    三月 10, 2020/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Abandoning Old People on Ice Floes

    It’s called Senicide - the custom of abandoning or killing the elderly once they reached the age of 60 or 70. The Inuit abandoned elders on ice floes. If you are ageing in Australia and are financially vulnerable, while you may not be dumped on an ice floe, you are at risk of being abandoned.

    The Australian Government fails to acknowledge the scale and severity of an unprecedented crisis facing our ageing population. But confront it we must, because it has become an existential issue for Australia.

    In the same way that we need a comprehensive climate policy to deal with climate change, so too do we need a comprehensive strategy to deal with demographic change.

    However, the Government is not engaged in strategic national planning on this issue. Instead its policy towards financially vulnerable older Australians can best be described as a policy of attrition.
    二月 18, 2020/通过: Augustine Zycher

    True Face of Newstart Recipients

    Wendy Morgan, in her appearance on ABC’s The Drum, showed the true face of Newstart recipients.

    The majority are older women and they are on Newstart much longer than younger people, often for four years until they are old enough for the pension.

    Wendy is not a drug addict. Nor is she a dole bludger.

    She is a science tutor, has a double science degree in physics and chemistry, ran a printing lab and also has a forklift license.
    十月 7, 2019/通过: Augustine Zycher

    The Queen & Other Older Women

    Have you noticed something about the women who were honoured this year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list?

    Have you noticed that a significant number of these leaders in business, the media, STEM, women’s rights, Indigenous recognition, and innovation are women over the age of 50 - usually referred to as ‘older women’.

    These women have been quite rightly recognised for their valuable contributions to society.  So why is it that women over 50 are generally regarded in media and in terms of employment as having expended their value with their youth?
    六月 16, 2019/通过: Augustine Zycher

    The ‘Invisible’ Crisis

    This election is characterised by bipartisan blindness. Both the Coalition's 2019 Budget and the Budget Reply show that Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have overlooked a looming national crisis. Neither is prepared to recognise that older women in Australia are ageing into poverty and homelessness in unprecedented numbers.

    These women remain invisible to both leaders and to their party platforms.

    And yet the statistics are available to those who want to see them.
    四月 10, 2019/通过: Augustine Zycher


    Paul Keating recently expressed fears of a future when there will be two Australias. But we are already there. We already have a generation of people who have worked all their lives and now find themselves impoverished. They are women aged over 55 and there are over a million of them.
    Their economic disadvantage is the consequence of a history of gender discrimination.
    Throughout their working lives, these women suffered decades of economic discrimination, inequality and injustice.
    十一月 18, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Places & People

    In Praise of Solo Travel in Italy for Women

    Italy is the perfect place for solo travel for women. But when I told people that I had recently travelled through Italy myself, they looked at me in disbelief and the usual response was — “ Well, that takes balls. I wouldn’t do that.” But why not? Travelling solo is a liberating and exhilarating experience. It fills us with a sense of adventure, opens our minds and relaxes the soul.
    八月 9, 2015/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Legendary Stockman of the Australian Outback, Luke McCall

    Luke McCall, aged 84, is one of the few surviving stockmen. For over half a century he crossed the vast length and breadth of Australia with thousands of head of cattle and horses. He loved the life and the stock and never saw it as a life of extreme physical hardship, danger and isolation. In this profile she has written for WomanGoingPlaces, Patricia McPherson describes her mate, Luke McCall as " a legendary stockman whose name stands high right across the north of Australia."
    七月 23, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    Outback Australia in the Wet Season

    My daughter Genevieve and I drove 4000 kilometres from Port Augusta…
    五月 8, 2016/通过: Augustine Zycher




    一月 18, 2014/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

    Kyoto is the centre of Japan’s Geisha culture. There are almost 200 Geiko (Geisha) in Kyoto, making it the largest concentration in Japan. It is hard to find a Western equivalent for this exclusive profession. It combines the rigorous training and discipline of an elite ballet school and music academy, with the self-renunciation of a nunnery. Exquisitely costumed Geiko are sometimes seen along the narrow streets in the Gion quarter. Meeting a Maiko, a young woman in apprenticeship to become a Geiko, was one of the most memorable events of our time in Japan.
    一月 2, 2017/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Our Top Places in Japan

    WomanGoingPlaces has chosen some of the places we saw as first-time visitors to Japan that became our Top Places in Japan.
    These are to be found on 4 different islands of Japan - Honshu, Miyajima, Hokkaido and Shikoku. The choices are arranged according to islands and not in order of favourites.
    三月 3, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher