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Australian Solar Eclipse Tomorrow!

On the 14th of November (Australia time, 13th November UTC) a special event occurs in Australia. An partial eclipse of the sun will be visible in all parts of Australia including Western Australia where the sun will rise partially eclipsed. And in Cairns you will be able to see a total solar eclipse. The percentage […]

Hurricane Sandy

I think as Australians, we can all sigh with relief that we were not hit by Hurricane Sandy. Did you know we don’t have hurricanes – we have cyclones… They are the same except they spin in opposite directions due to the Coriolis Effect. A friend on Long Island who has been severely inconvenienced by […]

Popular Destinations for Aussie Travellers

Aussie travellers really have the best of both worlds’, with a country that’s ready to explore and neighbouring destinations that offer a world just waiting to be discovered. If you’re planning your next getaway but are having trouble deciding where your next adventure should take you, consider these captivating destinations for a holiday you’ll never […]

Australian Astronomers Recognised Globally

The material for this post was provided by Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours who is an amateur astronomer and member of IceInSpace, the Australian Amateur Astronomy community. Australian astronomers are a surprisingly active group with some recent recognition on the world stage. First there was Australian Astrographer, Colin Legg, who won the first prize in […]

7 Popular Asian Destinations For Aussie Travellers

Asia’s mysteries go back to the beginning of time, and the many different cultures and natural wonders have the magical ability to take the traveller to another world and another era. When the ancient is blended with the contemporary, the result is the spectacular, high-tech cities throughout Asia that are constant contradictions. Melbourne to Hong […]

Overheard On The Oprah Show…

Oprah, when she taped her recent Great Australian Adventure Series last year, asked a Melbourne BBQ guest the difference between Australians and Americans: “Americans live to work whereas Australians work to live.” I have to admit, that sums it up very succinctly. Ya gotta love this country!!!

Australian Refugees get paid $56,680/year?

*** NOW, LET ME SEE IF I’VE GOT THIS RIGHT…. IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOUR. IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL […]

Be Careful This Christmas

A safety warning courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 31 Australians have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in. 19 Australians  have died in the last 3 years by eating Christmas decorations they believed were  chocolate. Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling […]

Australian Clouds

If you’ve never seen this uniquely Australian phenomenon, watch the video and be amazed at what Mother Nature can create… Gives a whole new meaning to “Cloud Surfing”. Australian Cloud Formations

5 things to consider when comparing income protection quotes

5 Important Considerations When Comparing Income Protection Insurance Quotes If you’re looking at taking out your first income protection policy, there are 5 things to focus on whilst making your comparison: #1 Are You Comparing Apples with Apples? You’ll need to make sure that you’re comparing quotes for income protection policies with the same features. […]

How global are we really?

In a recent edition of The Economist Magazine, Pankaj Ghemawat of IESE Business School in Spain points out that many indicators of global integration are surprisingly low. Only 2% of students are at universities outside their home countries and only 3% of people live outside their country of birth. Only 7% of rice is traded […]

Australian Property Advice

Before you put your hard earned money into a home or property investment, it’s wise to seek professional help. One of the Australian Blogs new advertising partners is AllianceCorp – one of Melbourne’s leading property advisory groups. They help ordinary Australians take the uncertainty out of buying property. You’ll find a great deal of valuable […]

Australian Vernacular

I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the Barossa Valley and came across this sign at the Whistler Vineyard. Priceless Aussie Slang! The reason we were there is because they have a Kangaroo sanctuary where young orphans are brought and cared for. Our favorite was “Buttons”…

Petrol Prices Got You Down?

Petrol prices got you down? Maybe this gauge would be more appropriate! I don’t think it’ll make you feel better, but at least it’s more accurate!

Are you worth $1.8 million/hour?

This is a photographer shared with me, Max Ucherek of Sydney…. “I always tell the story that I’m only really working as a photographer when I’m pressing the shutter button, all the rest is idle or down time. The exposure time normally only lasts 1/250 sec and if I take 1000 photos at a typical […]

How To Convert Spam To Priceless Blog Content

The Internet is full of spam – most of it useless ads for viagra and other sexual dysfunctions. But some spam is junk mail people with nothing better to do than sending it to all their so-called ‘friends’… Then there is the pearl that rises above it all – the gem that shines bright as […]

Welcome To Australia – Engineers and nurses!

Australia needs more engineers and nurses. If you have engineering or nursing skills, you’ll want to click on these hyperlinks to find out more.

Clean Up Day Australia Is March 6, 2011

We all need to do our share of keeping this beautiful country clean. Clean Up Australia Day is a great initiative that you should seriously consider participating in. T other E veryone A chieves M ore

Has Your Hard Drive Been Damaged In The Floods?

We have received a number of requests for help and information at this time of recovery and repair from the terrible flooding events in Queensland and Victoria. Here is some good advice from the Kroll Ontrack Data Recovery experts. Do not attempt to power up equipment damaged by water. If water has infiltrated the hard […]

5 Things you probably didn’t know your mobile could do

Every once in a while I come across information like this that makes you stop and wonder…  Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the 5 things I bet you didn’t know you can do with your mobile phone Mobile Phone Tip #1 The Emergency […]