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PINK ELEPHANTS THERE TO SUPPORT MOTHERS WHO HAVE MISCARRIED

While many lament the ‘unfiltered’ nature of the Internet, there are innumerable ways in which the Internet’s democratising pathways to knowledge and international communities are changing lives for the better. In particular, those who have experienced trauma can use the Internet to foster relationships with others who have gone through the same or similar things. […]

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COUNCIL MERGERS CANNED AS LOCAL ELECTION LEAD-UP GETS UNDERWAY

After all the hubbub, controversy, and blame games, it is now certain that the proposed ‘Super Council’ merger between Waverley, Randwick, and Woollahra Councils is no longer going ahead. This outcome was the result of a long wave of vocal resistance to the forced mergers in various councils across the state, including Woollahra Council, which, […]

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EASTS GROUP PLANS SOUND DEATH KNELL FOR ICONIC WAVERLEY BOWLING CLUB

As usual, controversy is afoot in the cutthroat world of Eastern Suburbs commercial real estate development. However, the latest furore could detrimentally impact the lives of many Eastern Suburbs locals, and could cut short the legacy of a crucial community institution: the Waverley Bowling Club. Waverley Bowling Club was established in Bondi Junction in 1893, […]

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UNPACKING THE CONFUSION AROUND SOFT PLASTICS RECYCLING

Walk down any supermarket aisle or peer into the pantry and it’s pretty clear a plastic-free world is a distant dream, especially with the plethora of hard-to-avoid soft plastics and packaging. So is there a planet-friendly solution? Following on from ABC’s War on Waste and Plastic Free July, we’ve sought expert advice from Liz Kasell, […]

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LOCAL COMIC VICTORIA ZERBST PROVES THE DICKHEADS WRONG

If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard some dude shrug and say, “Women just aren’t funny, man,” we would literally have all the dollars in the world. The sexist misconception that women are innately less humorous than men is ideologically concerning on a societal level, but for female comics, it is worse […]

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Cutting Depression Adrift: Ex-Beast Writer Sails For Mental Health

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. If you are not suffering from ill mental health yourself, it’s likely that you know someone who is. So how do you help if you’re not a doctor or psychiatrist? The key, according to ex-Beast magazine […]

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BONDI RESIDENTS RALLY FOR BUS SERVICE TO ROSE BAY FERRY

Even those of us not living in Bondi are well aware that getting from Bondi to the city can be a bit of a nightmare, especially in the morning. Despite the relatively small distance between the two (approximately 9 kilometres), and the fact that in regular traffic the drive only takes about 15 minutes, in […]

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TURLAND’S TIPS FOR CITY2SURF SUCCESS

There are few races as notoriously beautiful, or as notoriously difficult, as Sydney’s City2Surf. It’s always a massive deal, with thousands of supporters lining the streets, and this year there will also be eighteen musical acts be stationed along the course, encouraging runners to go faster and to not give up. We salute those of […]

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PLASTIC ADDICTIONS: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

What’s the issue? It’s not surprising that plastic pollution has been receiving much deserved public attention lately, from ABC’s Craig Reucassel declaring War on Waste, to Channel Ten’s The Project’s ‘Ban the Bag’ petition. The pressure is mounting for business, government, and the public to do more in the battle against ‘fast plastic.’ ‘Fast plastic’ […]

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MAROUBRA’S BEACH BREAKS CARNIVAL AN HOMAGE TO THE OCEAN

This month’s Beast cover star, Martine Emdur, is an artist who paints bodies submerged in the sea, from the vantage point of someone who is also beneath the slick surface of the ocean. In our talk with her, one thing that rang particularly true is how she described her fascination with the world that exists […]

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