Archive for the 'Research' Category

What’s the difference between a pandemic, epidemic, endemic and outbreak?

With COVID-19, a lot of people have been wondering what the difference is between a pandemic, an epidemic, an endemic and an outbreak. The detailed written explanations can be found by clicking here.

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!    

More Australians working from home

Today’s post is an interesting infographic showing more Australians are working from home with as many as half of Australia’s working population now identified as ‘digital workers’, using the internet to work from home or on the go. New research reveals it actually enhances the productivity of employees through increased flexibility, but at the cost […]

What to Consider when Buying your First Motorcycle

What to Consider when Buying your First Motorcycle If you have dreams of driving the Great Ocean Road or through the Outback with the wind in your hair, there’s nothing like buying a motorcycle in Australia. Yet for first-timer owners, there are several factors to take into consideration both in terms of safety and value. […]

Car Trends in Australia

In Australia, $78.4bn is spent on cars every year, compared to $2.2bn on public transport. A number of trends are in evidence. Cars are becoming more fuel efficient since petrol prices stubbornly refuse to fall. The Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and Holden Cruze all sell well. The Subaru Liberty is one of the most fuel […]

Australian Census

Well, here are the latest Australian Census Results according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Australian Moon

The video below is from an Australian Astrographer, Colin Legg. The video won first prize in the animation category and the filming used a number of special techniques and captures some unique or unusual events such as: 1.    Comet Lovejoy 2.    Exploding Meteor and vapor train 3.    A Total Lunar eclipse from start to finish To […]

Tips for Buying Used Clothing Online

Second-hand stores are big business these days. Whether it’s due to a downturn in the economy or a desire to wear a unique look rather than the same high street trends as everyone else, more and more consumers are shopping for used clothing. Charity shops, vintage boutiques, estate sales, and consignment stores are all great […]

How To Choose Car Insurance That’s Right For You

Let’s cut to the chase; buying car insurance can be confusing. Whether you’re a new driver looking to buy it for the first time, or you’re an experienced driver looking to renew your policy, all you want to do is find the right policy that will give you enough confidence that you’ve got the cover […]

Australian Trends in Hybrid Cars

The move to more fuel-efficient vehicles looks to be here to stay. At the Detroit auto show in 2010, there were no trucks or SUV debuts, and Stefan Sielaff, Audi’s chief designer, said, “I have a feeling that there is a paradigm shift.” Australia certainly requires such vehicles. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission stated […]

Australia Versus America

We can be proud to be Australian have a look at these stats!

Top 100 Things You Love About Australia

I recently read an article in Forbes Magazine – the Top 100 things to love about the United States… It was a feel good list that I thought we could create for Australia… Here are some of mine – in no particular order. Kangaroos – let’s face it, they’re dumb, but cute! The Sydney Opera […]

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 […]

Australian NBN

NBN Co is an Australian government-owned corporation tasked to design, build and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). But how does Australia compare to other countries when it comes to Internet speed and cost? As the illustration below shows, there’s some good news (lost cost) and bad news (low speeds)…

Australian First Home Buyer’s Grant – The Chance Of A Lifetime

The Australian First Home Buyer’s Grant is intended to help individuals, especially young couples to easily purchase their first home. Grants are given to these people so they can have a jump start in their burgeoning careers. Because of the high cost of real estate today, many people, especially those who are just starting their […]

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 Sickie Stats

Today’s post is based on an article that was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on July 23, 2011 forwarded to us by The Gourmet Guardian, an Australian Food Safety Specialist who helps food service companies avoid food poisoning. Bob Hawke said it best in September 1983 after watching Alan Bond’s 12-metre yacht, the Australia […]

Costs Of Graffiti In Australia

In the early 1990’s Western Australian State Governments attempted to address graffiti proliferation using various methods and management models.  Despite this public concern continues to grow and so does the burden of state-wide graffiti removal costs.  A tougher approach, which focuses considerable effort on offender management and behaviour, has now been adopted. A State Graffiti […]

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 […]