n Interesting Story seen in the Bankstown and Auburn local newspapers recently.
https://larryhannigan.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/violent.jpg?w=125&h=150 125w, https://larryhannigan.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/violent.jpg?w=251... 251w, https://larryhannigan.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/violent.jpg 376w" sizes="(max-width: 299px) 100vw, 299px" width="299" height="358" />
Local Lebanese and Asian leaders here are upset at the Liberal Party for threatening to send back the illegal boat people and to restrict immigration. So this weekend they boycotted all Australian-owned businesses in the Sydney area as a demonstration of their economic impact on the community. The boycott was declared a success by the Lebanese community and Asian leaders, noting that revenue in Aussie-owned businesses was down by 19%.
They pointed out that shoplifting was reduced by 77%,
Money orders sent out of the country were down by 97%,
The cost of daily clean-up and trash collection was down by 84%.
Shoppers reported that they could actually hear English being spoken throughout the community for the first time in recent memory, and customers actually paid for purchases with real money, not government debit cards or fake credit cards.
Regards, Jo Cornwell