Us Aussie fans aren't frustrated at his very understandable reluctance to fly, but to announce this three days before the first show is poor form.
Yes, we are absolutely stoked that Mark and Tom are still making the trip over; with an awesome stand-in drummer. But it's a tough pill to swallow in such a short time.
if it's so last minute than I assume the guy did everything he could to work on the fear and had every intention to get on a plane but just decided he couldn't go through with it. Seriously doubt ship schedules have anything to do with it and doubt they've been sitting on this for weeks. I don't really think "poor form" applies here but I'm just speculating obviously.