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April 18, 2021

The Mafia, corruption and development

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Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now...

If you did not see the 4 Corners report on the influence of Calabrian mafia in Australia, you should. A lot of things may begin to make more sense.

As an Italian investigator explains, money from the drug trade is used to buy influence through property investment. We know that officials are then corrupted to ignore zonings, height limits, and community wishes.

When you understand the penetration of organized crime into political parties, the public service, and indeed the media, a lot of crazy decisions become far easier to understand.

Look around you. What do you see? A functioning democracy? Or one where the public is ignored, corrupt officials prosper, and a reckoning is more than due?

 Matt Hartley, Byron Bay


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