How Much Does The Average Sickie Cost In Australia?

That’s the question a lot people ask -  How Much Does The Average Sickie Cost In Australia? Click on the hyperlink to see the various statistics and cost per employee, per business, etc.

It’s very interesting and not at all surprising to learn that “entitlement mentality” is the #1 reason for the proliferation of absenteeism – in Australia.

We’ve blogged about Australian Sickie Stats previously, but this new article summarises it in more practical terms and has been updated since the original post was published in 2011.



Beware Origin Energy Phishing Scam

Be careful of the latest phishing scam claiming you have a balance owing to Origin Energy!

Don’t click on any of the links – even though SOME of them look legit!

Origin Phishing Scam Email


Origin Phishing Scam Link 1

This one looks legitimate, which is why you have to be VERY careful and diligent!

Origin Phishing Scam Link 2


Apple users, be careful of this phishing scam!


Australia: The land of 10,000 beaches

Amazingly, Australia’s 30,000+ mile-long (50,000+ km) coastline is connected by more than 10,000 beaches. If you wanted to visit a new beach every day, it would take you more than 27 years!

Let’s get started shall we?


Can you wear headphones while you drive in Australia?

Have you ever wondered if you can  wear headphones while you drive in Australia?  It actually depends on a few things. Click the hyperlink to make sure!

Whatever the rules might be, stick to the principle that you should be alert and aware of your surroundings while driving. Better safe than sorry!


How to find lost money

The Australian government is trying to help (you) find money in lost or forgotten accounts.

Click on the hyperlink to see if you have a hidden treasure somewhere unknown!

A friend recently found $2,000 in a ‘trust transfer’ account following a real estate transaction she did more than 10 years ago!

Happy hunting!


Are there kangaroos in Sydney…?

Yes, they even cross the Sydney harbour bridge…

Don’t believe me? Click here to see a kangaroo crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge!


Are you a true Aussie? Take the test!

This is as good a test for Australian citizenship as any…!

Come back and post your total Aussie score with you’re TRUE Aussie comment slang to go with it, just to be fair dinkum.


Australia’s Best Beaches…

We live in a great country, one the top reasons are the fabulous white sand beaches… Click on the hyperlink to have a look at these “hidden secrets”… Gorgeous!


Australian Study On Mental Illness And Exercise

If you know anyone with mental illness, check out this recent Australian study that suggests exercise to reduce the consequences of mental illness. Every source of inspiration can help!


Gun Culture In America Compared To Australia

Australians will always struggle to understand the US guns laws (or lack thereof). The video below partially explains why.


Squash Statistics Infographic released by Sydney Squash Academy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 14th 2017, In celebration of World Squash Day, The East Coast Squash Academy is excited to release the most all-inclusive infographic of squash statistics representing the history of squash, its massive global appeal, fun facts and interesting trivia.The Squash Statistics Infographic compresses 187 years of the sport’s history into exciting bite-size morsels of highlights outlining the benefits of squash, statistical and historical data from around the world, celebrating both male and female squash players.

“Squash is one of the world’s most misunderstood sports and our goal releasing this visually exciting infographic is to encourage more people to experience the fun, excitement and health benefits of the game,’ explains Aaron Frankcomb, The Academy’s founding director and head squash professional.

“Worldwide, squash is played by over 20 million people with Australia leading the world with nine gold medals making it the most successful squash nation in Commonwealth Games history. Squash welcomes people of all ages and social groups, it is not just for celebrities and high rollers.” Mr Frankcomb said.

“I don’t know of another sport that challenges your physical ability, technical skill and reflexes as well as combine strategic intent imagination and mental strength and toughness like squash does.” declares Peak Performance Strategist and faculty member, Dr Marc Dussault.
The infographic was created for public distribution to expand the sport’s reach and exposure, please feel free to share it on social media with a backlink to the Academy’s website where more than 100 original references are listed.

To view the Squash Statistics Infographic click “HERE”


For more information, please contact:

The East Coast Squash Academy

Founded in 2011 when Aaron Frankcomb retired from the Professional Squash Tour, the East Coast Squash Academy set out to create a business model to expand the presence of squash within local communities surrounding squash centres. The first installation was at Willoughby Squash Club where Frankcomb was the club’s resident squash pro until early 2017.

Since inception, the Academy has produced some stellar results including: Attracting a handful of junior players with aspirations of going on the professional (PSA) tour. Its junior program has the biggest contingent of players on the NSW Squash Junior ranking list, with players on the NSW junior state teams, Australian junior teams and Australian senior players. The Academy has developed NSW and Australian Junior Champions.

The Academy has been home base to two full time senior players that have reached careers highs of top 240 in the world on the Men’s PSA Tour. Its best female professional reached a top world ranking of 130.

The junior program has boasted (pun intended) over 500 children participating in weekly squads and training sessions. Memberships and participation in squads increased by 100% and 300% respectively and tournament registrations reached at an all-time high.

Aaron Frankcomb, The East Coast Squash Academy

Tel: 0424 474 001
Facebook: East Coast Squash Academy

Aaron Frankcomb

Aaron Frankcomb was ranked in the top 100 professional squash players for 8 years, 4 years in the top 50, winning 3 PSA titles. He represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, was a Junior Champion in all age groups including 2 times in the Under 19 category and holder of scholarships in the Tasmanian and Australian Institutes Of Sport.

He now coaches professionally and remains Sydney’s top ranked squash player and is still considered within the top 5 players in Australia.

Contact details:
Tel: +61 0424 474 001
Facebook: East Coast Squash Academy

Dr Marc Dussault

Marc is the Academy’s Peak Performance Strategist and an avid squash enthusiast (addict). In his mid 40s, he reached the top ranks of squash masters with less than 5 years of competition using his signature techniques of deliberate practice.

When not on court coaching or doing high intensity drills and routines, Marc is the Exponential Growth Strategist mentoring business owners and entrepreneurs who seek to become champions in business.



Why Australians Will Never Understand US Gun Laws

Click here to see a great article on Why Australians Will Never Understand US Gun Laws.





Australia is home to several unique deadly species

We don’t mean to scare you away from beautiful Australia, but it is come to several deadly species not found anywhere else.

Click on the link for some truly amazing photos.


Why is Father’s Day in September in Australia?

Ever wonder why Father’s Day is in September in Australia? Click the link to find out why!

What to get your father a nice gift? Give him a floatation therapy session!




All the bowling ladies – music video

This is hilarious. You go girls!

Click here to view all the bowling ladies video.



Australian Departure Cards Scrapped!

Believe it or not Australian Departure Cards have been scrapped! Who used to read them anyway?!?! Finally some efficiency improvements to International Travel! Believe it or not, passports might be NEXT… Click on the hyperlink to read the full story!




Australian Census 2016

The new 2016 Australian Census is out, click on the hyperlink for further details. Interesting…
Australia Census 2016


Float Here Naked

Floatation Tank Melbourne - Float Here Naked If you’ve never floated, it’s definitely something to add to your bucket list!

Floatation Therapy involves you getting undressed, having a shower and lying in a floatation tank/pod.

If you’re concerned about public nudity – don’t be. You do all of this behind closed doors in your our private spa room!

Nudity is entirely optional, but highly recommended to embellish the sense of freedom and weightlessness you will experience as you float freely and magically as if in space!

This sign is an attention grabber – to get more people aware of a therapeutic service that has many benefits.

Can the experience be sensual, erotic and sexual? The answer is yes. There are many reasons people float and sensuality/eroticism would be one of them.

Floatation is an individual experience, but you can book double floats and do it at the same time with a partner, lover, spouse. Double floats are VERY popular, they just require an advanced booking to line up the time slots!

Whatever your predisposition – floatation therapy is an enjoyable experience you should try at least once!


Australian school bans clapping to protect sensitive children

Is this what modern society has evolved to?

We can’t applaud in public?

Leave your comments below -BUT DON’T TYPE TOO LOUD!


Australia Post Malware Warning

You should NOT click on the email below – it’s malware that will destroy all the files on your hard disk, DropBox and any other connected network drives and servers.

Never, ever click on an unknown/unexpected email like this – or you’ll suffer the consequences.

Australia Post - Malware Email Example