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1 in 2 Aussies chuck a sickie

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How many of us have chucked a sickie when we’re not really sick?

Chris Kenny speaks with CEO of the Australia Chamber of Commerce to get a serious take on how this affects business.

“This survey is pretty disappointing.

“I don’t like the thought that Australians are ripping of not just their bosses, but their mates, by not turning up to work and pulling a sickie when they’re not genuinely ill.

“That’s going to be a hit to productivity and a hit to the bottom line.”

Mr Pearson tells Chris Australia has one of the most generous provisions of sick leave.

“It’s a bad thing if people are abusing that provision.”

Listen to the full interview below