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Beardy from Hell – November 2018

SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 White-anting any threat to your dominance is an effective and non-confrontational way of maintaining power, and you’re bloody good at it. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 21 When you begin to lose your patience with someone, just remember how patient everyone has always been with you. CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 20 Being an arsehole […]

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Small Animal Enthusiasts Denied Same Rights as Privileged Dog Owners

FAIRNESS FOR FLUFFY Dear Pearl – I am a guinea pig aficionado and own several cavies, which I enter in races and beauty contests. The guinea pig community is very large so I was appalled to find that Randwick Council does not support everyone’s favourite rodent, and that they are prohibited from running unleashed in […]

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Letters – November 2018

THE BEST BLOKE WE HAVE EVER KNOWN It was sad to hear that Bronte’s most recognisable icon, John ‘Meggs’ Maguire, passed away suddenly on September 25, 2018. Every person in Bronte both past and present knows our dad, because he would go right out of his way to welcome people to his beach and make […]

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Beardy from Hell – October 2018

LIBRA SEP 24-OCT 23 There is absolutely nothing wrong with masturbating in a dark corner of a movie theatre, except maybe during school holidays. SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 At some stage you’ll abuse your position of power to take advantage of someone under your control, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy it. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 21 Don’t […]

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A Very Long Journey on a Very Long Train

Our very first sighting of the Indian Pacific train, with its iconic silver bullet-like carriages and famous eagle emblem, was at Perth train station. It was so long that we couldn’t see its beginning or end. The train is an unbelievable 774 metres in length, just less than two full laps of an Olympic running […]

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What is it Like to be Gay and Asian?

It is difficult enough for young men and women in Australia to come out when they realise they are gay, but being gay when you belong to a culture that doesn’t accept homosexuality is much more difficult. One of my clients is a young Chinese man who is studying in Sydney. He suspected that he […]

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Air-Patter Brings Short-term Pet Hire to Local Footy Fanatics

Eastern Suburbs residents are scrambling to hire the few remaining September Pets in anticipation of strong local representation at the business end of this year’s footy finals. Last minute orders are flooding in to local enterprise AIR-PATTER, which is offering short-term leasing of freelance roosters, rabbits and swans. “Hire the perfect accessory,” reads the AIR-PATTER […]

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Water for Me, Water for All

Our country is in the midst of a terrible drought. Sydney’s dams and catchments, responsible for bringing water to our taps, are currently at 69 per cent capacity. Farmers’ hardships are giving rise to city fundraisers and stirring up a collective concern for our people on the land. And rightly so; it would be foolish […]

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Is Your Phone Your Best Friend?

Recently I found myself in conversation with the local postman who was delivering the street’s mail. After exchanging a few pleasantries, we quickly got on to the topic of how his job has changed over the last 10 years. He cut straight to the chase, saying that people don’t send letters anymore meaning he now […]

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The Unreliable Guide to… De-cluttering Your Life

The Unreliable Guide moved house last month and had to sort out ten years worth of accumulated stuff. It turns out I was hoarding a lot of crap. Are you? Apparently about 80 per cent of us find it painful to get rid of stuff, even if it’s not used, wanted or liked. We may […]

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