A Fact Check For Our Local Member Dear Editor – I read James Hutton’s interview with Dave Sharma in the February 2020 edition of The Beast with great interest, and in particular his attempt to explain away Scott ...

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There was a time when Australians believed in the importance of government-owned enterprise. This was how things got done, people’s needs were met and great institutions were built. The Commonwealth Bank, established b...

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“Who is the fairest of them all?” We all know the legendary question asked by the narcissistic Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We also know the mirror’s reply. But what is not so well known is that r...

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Some blurry team predictions for the 2020 National Rugby League season from the crystal football… Brisbane Broncos The post-Bennett era hits new lows, with white ants discovered in club headquarters and the player...

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The Beast’s Mission Statement I have always viewed The Beast as a local monthly magazine, published and distributed for the benefit of those residing in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, to inform them of local news a...

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Recently I found myself sifting through my son’s bookshelf trying to work out which books were worth keeping. It was harder than I’d expected. Among the old favourites that I used to read to him as a toddler, and the...

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It’s been a long, hot summer and everywhere I go around the east I hear people talking about the traffic – choked streets, gridlock, longer travel times and poorer public transport options. The current outlook fo...

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Bus Manners and Climate Change Protesters Where to begin with Zak’s letter (The Wheels on the Bus, Letters, The Beast, January 2020) about ‘this generation’ and their lack of manners on public transport? Perhaps by...

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I have always loved this time of year and have appreciated how lucky we are to celebrate our Christmas, New Year and summer all at once. We may not get the iconic White Christmas in the southern hemisphere but we get som...

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For many of us, summer is synonymous with Test cricket. Coming home from work or school, throwing yourself on the couch and zoning out for an hour or two to the hypnotic ‘thock’ of leather on willow is the nation’s...

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