The area of advice that often causes the most headaches is estate planning. We have seen families lose millions of dollars in legal battles and lost tax savings simply because the estate plans were poorly done, or not do...

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The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a sobering wake-up call. It makes clear that climate change is already happening. The planet is already warming, by about 1.5°C since 1850. ...

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While we have been in lockdown experiencing something akin to Groundhog Day, waiting each morning with bated breath to hear the latest figures and receive our instructions, spring has arrived! Despite our daily gloomy br...

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COVID-19 IN THE EAST Myopic Carrots, Deficient Sticks In the September edition of The Beast, Dave Sharma addresses the federal government’s plan to exit lockdowns (Planning Ahead: A Four-Phase Path to Freedom, The Beas...

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What is your favourite beach? North Bondi. What is the best thing about where you live? I have lots of friends on my street. What do you love about art? You can make almost anything you want out of whatever you want! Wha...

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Letter of the Month TRAMS and a LOOMING TRANSPORT NIGHTMARE Thanks to COVID, the ruination of Yarra Bay at La Perouse by construction of a mega passenger cruise terminal has been delayed. Planning for this destructive pr...

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This month’s Beast cover artist, Fran Connelley, works in disability and aged care, but painting is her passion. Being able to see the water and paint has kept her sane during lockdown… How long have you lived he...

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Introducing the local artist behind this month’s cover illustration of ibises at Bronte Beach, Bondi Junction’s Iris Toren… How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Bondi area since the age of one. I l...

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A Message from the Minister Change can be tough. I know when you’re used to things being a certain way, finding out they will soon be different can be a shock. I know that’s how many of you felt when you learned abou...

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This month’s cover artist, Caleb Reid, recently made the move from Bronte to Mullumbimby to pursue his artistic journey and get some decent waves… How long have you lived there? I’ve lived around the northern r...

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