The Area News
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Flashback: Don Mackay’s 1977 letter to the editor with recommendations to tackle drug crime

Oliver Jacques
Updated August 18 2017 - 6:12pm, first published August 16 2017 - 4:16pm

On March 23 1977, The Area News published a letter to the editor from Griffith businessman Don MacKay providing three recommendations to tackle the area’s growing drug crime problems. 

Oliver Jacques

Oliver Jacques


Moved to Griffith as a refugee from Sydney traffic and housing prices. Previously freelanced for The Guardian, ABC, SBS and Daily Telegraph. Email story ideas to