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A Sewer for Buses

The Bondi Junction Bus Interchange is a failed piece of public transport infrastructure. This is shocking on its own, but catastrophic in the context of it being the busiest district centre bus interchange in Australia and a welcoming point for many tourists to our glorious Eastern Beaches. It has failed on a number of counts. […]

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Randwick’s 2018-19 Draft Budget Open For Public Exhibition

Randwick City Council’s 2018-19 draft budget was released on May 1 and is currently open for public exhibition. Set to deliver $70 million in new community initiatives, programs and activities, the budget will be available for public comment until 9.00am on June 1. So, if you’re a devoted fan of The Beast who reads it […]

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It’s OK to Help with Mental Health

Depression and anxiety can be defined in many ways and overcome by different methods including a positive mindset, relaxation techniques, small reminders that everything’s going to be fine, or even just the thought of knowing you are supported and not alone. Bronte resident Kietah Martens-Shaw has experienced the tough times first-hand after being diagnosed with […]

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Is it Really Possible to Find Love in the Eastern Suburbs?

I’ve never been that bothered about finding ‘the one’, nor do I believe he really exists. I’ve never wanted children and haven’t been that fussed on the idea of marriage either. For me, dating (or, let’s be honest, a string of poorly chosen flings and one night stands) has never had an end goal. If […]

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The Beast’s Monthly Mailbag – June 2018

Local Councils 101 – An Introduction Local councils, love them or hate them, are here to stay. Over the years I have been reading the various letters in The Beast, many of which seem to be against the local councils, whether it be Randwick, Waverley or Woollahra, and what they are doing or have done. […]

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Maintain The Hate, Australia

There is something inherently Australian about the sound of the Common Koel at 3.00am and the sound of big business having a good old whinge to the media. Both are sharp of voice, echoing and repetitive, designed to wear down all those around them until their cries reach a crescendo of pure desperation, resulting in […]

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Dick Smith – Solving the Population Puzzle

Dick Smith has squeezed a lot into his life. He was the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the world, and the first to fly to the North Pole, among a long list of aeronautical achievements. Dick founded Australian Geographic Magazine in 1986 and was named Australian of the Year that same year. […]

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Local Chick… Melanie Russell from Coogee

Coogee’s Melanie Russell was born in Bondi and has lived all over the Eastern Suburbs. Melanie recently opened her own dermal skin clinic, Select Skin, on Carrington Road, Coogee. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs all my life. I was born […]

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Local Bloke… John Kambas from Clovelly

Clovelly resident and long term Eastern Suburbs local John Kambas is a lawyer and the principal of JFK Legal, a mobile legal service based in the Eastern Suburbs. John shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Clovelly for 15 years now. I previously lived in Coogee […]

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Star Signs – May 2018

Taurus Apr 21-May 21 Putting on a fancy outfit and going to the races does not make you a celebrity… until you have your first line of coke. Gemini May 22-Jun 21 The only way you’re going to be able to afford to live in the Eastern Suburbs is by gambling at least 50% of […]

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