Top 5 Places

    Leading Australian women share their favourite places in Australia

    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

    TWO AUSTRALIAS

    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

    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP

    Our names are Augustine Zycher and Rosalie Zycher. We are the Founders and Editors of WomanGoingPlaces.

    We now setting up a Facebook Group called:
    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP
    www.facebook.com/groups/oldsheilas/. Email: [email protected]

    We belong to a generation of pioneers - women over the age of 50.
    But we don’t really see ourselves as a pioneering generation. And we certainly are not given any credit for it. So maybe it’s worthwhile remembering just what we did pioneer.
    十月 14, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    WOMEN OVER 50 – what shall we call ourselves?

    Let’s start by listing what other people call us - matron, old lady, granny, biddy, old bag, crone, hag, witch, are some of the names used.

    There is nothing positive about these appellations. They are either neutral or negative. 
    They denote weakness, ugliness, helplessness and even evil.
    They constitute a massive put down. 

    In a society that values women primarily for their youthful beauty, sexual and reproductive powers, the more we age, the more we lose value. Our currency as women is devalued. 
    Until we become invisible.
    四月 9, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    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

    We, the Matriarchs…

    We, the Matriarchs… are the first generation in history of older, highly educated women to number in the tens of millions.
    We are the first ever generation of older women who have spent decades in the workforce in professions and skilled employment, and not in the sweatshops and the fields.
    We are the first ever generation of older women who have accumulated independent wealth and economic clout, despite discriminatory wage practices.
    And we are the first ever generation of older women who can expect to live into their 90s.

    But now we are entering the age of retirement. What next? What does society expect of us?

    Well, nothing really.
    六月 18, 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

    获得澳大利亚勋章的音乐大师西蒙娜•杨是世界顶尖歌剧和交响乐演奏团指挥家之一。她在指挥台上的优雅、游刃有余的力度及超强的敏锐度让她享有“超级指挥家”的美誉,也启发了她的交响乐团。她非常善于演绎瓦格纳、施特劳斯、马勒、布鲁克纳、布拉姆斯及一些现代作曲家的作品。
    八月 15, 2016/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    Ajok – Women of Oz

    My name is Ajok. I come from South Sudan (in 2005).
    We want to talk with the Australian people. We are good people. We are not bad people. This is kids who take the rule here. This rule is not our rule.
    But now our kids not listen to us.
    When you see on the TV they say black people do this, they do this, you not feeling good. You feeling like tell your kid and your family to go back in your country. But not safe in our country. That’s why we are here.
    四月 16, 2017/通过: Rosalie Zycher

    Women Of Oz

    Australian women share their most memorable trips

    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

    TWO AUSTRALIAS

    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

    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP

    Our names are Augustine Zycher and Rosalie Zycher. We are the Founders and Editors of WomanGoingPlaces.

    We now setting up a Facebook Group called:
    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP
    www.facebook.com/groups/oldsheilas/. Email: [email protected]

    We belong to a generation of pioneers - women over the age of 50.
    But we don’t really see ourselves as a pioneering generation. And we certainly are not given any credit for it. So maybe it’s worthwhile remembering just what we did pioneer.
    十月 14, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    WOMEN OVER 50 – what shall we call ourselves?

    Let’s start by listing what other people call us - matron, old lady, granny, biddy, old bag, crone, hag, witch, are some of the names used.

    There is nothing positive about these appellations. They are either neutral or negative. 
    They denote weakness, ugliness, helplessness and even evil.
    They constitute a massive put down. 

    In a society that values women primarily for their youthful beauty, sexual and reproductive powers, the more we age, the more we lose value. Our currency as women is devalued. 
    Until we become invisible.
    四月 9, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    Places & People

    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

    TWO AUSTRALIAS

    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

    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP

    Our names are Augustine Zycher and Rosalie Zycher. We are the Founders and Editors of WomanGoingPlaces.

    We now setting up a Facebook Group called:
    OLD SHEILAS SPEAKING UP
    www.facebook.com/groups/oldsheilas/. Email: [email protected]

    We belong to a generation of pioneers - women over the age of 50.
    But we don’t really see ourselves as a pioneering generation. And we certainly are not given any credit for it. So maybe it’s worthwhile remembering just what we did pioneer.
    十月 14, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher

    WOMEN OVER 50 – what shall we call ourselves?

    Let’s start by listing what other people call us - matron, old lady, granny, biddy, old bag, crone, hag, witch, are some of the names used.

    There is nothing positive about these appellations. They are either neutral or negative. 
    They denote weakness, ugliness, helplessness and even evil.
    They constitute a massive put down. 

    In a society that values women primarily for their youthful beauty, sexual and reproductive powers, the more we age, the more we lose value. Our currency as women is devalued. 
    Until we become invisible.
    四月 9, 2018/通过: Augustine Zycher