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PELICANS, PITA AND PARTYING ON MYKONOS ISLAND

It generally takes me a while to embrace a new destination, to really form an opinion of it. But not Mykonos. In fell in it love with it instantly. My first sightings of Mykonos Island in Greece were of its vivid whitewashed houses and hotels with vibrant blue doors and window frames, plumes of intensely […]

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THE DARK SIDE OF IMPULSE BUYING

Have you noticed the frenzied look on the faces of those shopping at Zara on a Friday? We’ve all been one of those desperate women stalking the racks searching for that perfect Friday night desk-to-disco outfit. An impulse shop is nothing new, but wearing your purchase only once is. According to a study by charity […]

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Dog for Adoption – AUDREY

Age 7 years Sex Female Breed Boxer x Weight 30kg Audrey is an affectionate lady who has been very popular with pound staff and volunteers. She is social with other dogs. She pulls on lead and is quite strong. She ignores cars, but sometimes pulls towards dogs to say hello. She is bright and affectionate, […]

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TAX CUTS A GOOD START WITH MUCH MORE TO DO

G’day Beast readers, I’m Andrew Bragg from the Menzies Centre. We’re a think tank backing Australians prepared to take a risk: to start a business, to grow a business, and to create opportunities for others. I’m going to be writing a regular piece for The Beast about public policy issues that impact enterprising types in […]

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May 2017 Thumbs

Up Smoking Bans – Cigarette smoking is just plain gross, and non-smokers shouldn’t have to cop second hand smoke. We’re all for smoking bans. Jumper Weather – The novelty will no doubt wear off quickly, but it is nice to rug up in a jumper having not done so for the best part of six […]

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Dof for Adoption – JULIET

Age 3-4 years Sex Female Breed Chihuahua x Pomeranian Weight 4.3kg Juliet is a sweet-natured girl who is very social with other dogs. She has a very busy, active nature. She came from the pound pregnant and gave birth to two lovely little pups in early November 2016. She is tolerant of older children (12 […]

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Dogs for Adoption – SCOUT AND LINCOLN

Age 11 years Sex Male Breed Toy Poodle x Weight 3.6kg and 5.8kg Lincoln and Scout are sweet, affectionate brothers who want to stay together. They are cuddly, child-friendly dogs that would suit gentle children. They are looking for a family where someone is home most of the time and they prefer to sleep on […]

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THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD

“Turn and face the strange ch-ch-ch-changes” Sydney. Are you ready for it? I’m not sure you are. Especially not here in the Eastern Suburbs. Sydney’s not a one swan town anymore, there’s a giant new bird down the local, ruffling feathers and generally running amok. If you’re struggling to follow (which, I admit, would be […]

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TEENAGERS AND PORN

Today’s teenagers, boys and girls, grow up watching porn from a very young age. Some start as young as ten or eleven. Sexual curiosity is healthy, but they often see hard-core images, giving them unrealistic expectations of sex. For many children, porn has become their primary sex educator. Before porn was available online it was […]

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WHEN IN ROME

“When in Rome…” All my life I’ve wanted to live out this fantasy, not just as a figure of speech, as a reality, and recently that’s exactly what I did. With only 48 hours to discover and explore Rome and all its landmarks, the incredible amount of history that the ‘Eternal City’ has behind it […]

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