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LOCAL CHICK… JOANNE STEELE FROM RANDWICK

Joanne Steele is the owner and director of Ukubebe, providing fun musical activities that parents can enjoy with their kids. Joanne shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs for eight years now, between Randwick and Double Bay. What’s your favourite beach? It’s a […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… PAT CAHILL FROM BONDI BEACH

When local surfer Pat Cahill isn’t running the show out at Tama Reef, you’ll find him play- ing with the immense quiver of surfboards at his Bondi surf shop, Sunburnt Mess. Pat shares his local faves with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs my whole life, but […]

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ROBERT’S REALITY CHECK

Readers, when you think of a group that is maligned and vigorously attacked by the government, which one comes to mind? The ABC? Refugees? Centrelink recipients? NGOs? Bikies? I surmise none of you are think-
ing of the building industry, an all-powerful parasite with interests represented by manipulative lob- byists and secured by large political donations. […]

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WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR NEXT WEDDING

With the onset of warmer weather, wedding season is about to begin. I’ve had the pleasure of helping a few brides and grooms navigate their outfit selections, but they have it comparatively easy when it comes to wedding dressing because they get to choose the tone and set the dress code to suit themselves. For […]

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WHY DO WOMEN WANT DESIGNER VAGINAS?

The number of women and teenagers undertaking genital cosmetic surgery in Australia is increasing at an alarming rate, as they turn to surgeons in their pursuit of so-called ‘designer vaginas’. The most popular procedure is labiaplasty, which is covered by Medicare. Although parental permission is required, this procedure has been performed on girls as young […]

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Prof Patrick McGorry: Fighting the Good Fight

Professor Patrick McGorry is a luminary when it comes to youth mental health in Australia. He is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board at headspace. In May last year, headspace opened its doors at Bondi Junction, offering a prolific range […]

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Letters September 2017

SOUTHERN COURIER NOT ECO-FRIENDLY To whom it may concern at ‘Southern Courier’ Publication, I would like to advise you of an apparent change in the ‘distribution’ of the Southern Courier magazine recently, leading to local community frustration and even anger. I live in a small four-unit complex near the southern end of Mount Street, Coogee. […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… AMAURY TRÉGUER FROM BONDI BEACH

Frenchman photographer extraordinaire Amaury Tréguer recently moved to Bellevue Hill after living in Bondi for eight years. You might know him from his daily photo blog, Morning Bondi, or from his many shots in The Beast over the years. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been […]

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Getting to the Truth of Bondi Pavilion

Recent plans by Waverley Council to upgrade Bondi Pavilion have resulted in a small, and quite militant group of people protesting the changes. They claim to be motivated by concern for the community, but is that really true of all of them? Before answering that, another question may help us get there: What makes a […]

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Vera Blue – From The Heart

Having grown up in country New South Wales, Celia Pavey moved to the big smoke to pursue a career in music. She got her first big break in 2013 on The Voice, placing third, and has since gone on to reinvent herself as electronic superstar-in-waiting Vera Blue. With her recently released debut album, Perennial, lighting […]

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