Nunn the Wiser Dear James – Thank you for trying – you gave it a good shot – but, lo and behold, Dave Sharma was all over you and all over your pseudo hidden left-wing social and political agendas. Whil...

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One of the factors that unites residents of the Eastern Beaches is the beautiful environment we are so privileged to live in. While we are dealing with the impact of increased population density and transportation diffic...

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One of my most vivid memories as a kid was the day I received my trial HSC results for English. I sat there in eager anticipation, somewhat confident, while the papers were handed back. I’d read the novel, done the stu...

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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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