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Gay Conversion – Trying To ‘Cure’ Homosexuality

It’s probably difficult to believe there are still people and organisations in Australia and around the world that believe they can ‘cure’ gay people who struggle with same-sex attraction. Conversion therapists or ex-gay practitioners believe homosexuality is an affliction or disorder that can be fixed by praying and psychotherapy, sometimes referred to as ‘pray away […]

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The Rebirth Of The Champion

“Hey man, if these three old man Papas can surf so well, then why not me?” Dasar Kopella, the head of the village, declared as he drained the last of his thick sludge of a coffee. It had been a 16-year hiatus for the former surfing champion. In his day, he won the local island […]

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Grey Nomads With Gills

When the term ‘grey nomad’ caresses your cochlea, what springs immediately to mind? Be honest now. Is it images of weathered baby-boomers lapping up new leases on life? Is it well-seasoned beards, khaki short shorts and caramelised chicken legs? Do you picture dual-axle caravans scurrying in convoy to warmer latitudes? How about offensive television satellite […]

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Tight Lines And Warm Woollies

With crisp mornings, cold currents and less than 10 hours of daylight each day, it can be tough to keep a proactive attitude towards fishing and long days doing what we avid anglers like doing best. However, July can provide some really exciting fishing expeditions if you think a little outside of the box and […]

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The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

Even from the top of the cliffs at Castle Cove in south-eastern Victoria, you can feel the power of the massive surf reverberating through your body. Icy Southern Ocean waves pound the beach below and you begin to understand why this part of the coastline has seen more shipwrecks than any other in Australia. It’s […]

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Declining, Native, Marsupial Predators… Quolls

Quolls are lively, attractive predatory marsupials that superficially resemble small to medium size cats with pointed noses, long, hairy tails and brown to black coats distinctly spotted with white. There are four species that occur in Australia, and before white settlement most parts of the country were inhabited by at least one of these. Since […]

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Feasting Upon The Tour de France

During July you may notice an odd glaze appear over many sports fans’ eyes. It’s not, as you might expect, the result of an influx of Valium into the East; rather, late nights spent watching the hypnotic flow of pink, yellow and white riders of the Tour De France worming their way through the idyllic […]

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The Bisexual Dilemma

There is a substantial argument for the relativity of homosexuality. The idea is that nobody is truly gay or straight, but that everyone sits on a kind of spectrum according to sexual inclination. This theory is based on the Kinsey Scale (created by Alfred Kinsey in 1948) that proposed sexual desire as a rating from […]

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Dog For Adoption – Gemma

Age | 4 years Sex | Female Breed | Kelpie x Weight | 13.3kg Gemma is a sweet-natured girl. gets excited to go for walks and handles nicely on loose lead. She ignores passing cars and dogs. She enjoys a cuddle and knows ‘sit’ and other commands. Gemma is a good climber so secure fencing […]

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Taking Stock Of Men’s Style

With the temperature plummeting it’s time for the lads of the Eastern suburbs to give their full winter wardrobe an airing. For well-dressed gents looking to bring their current attire up to date here’s my edit of six key menswear trends this season: 1. Contrast Sleeves & Gilets Ever since the varsity jacket made its […]

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