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An undated handout photo made available by the NSW Police shows cash seized as part of Operation Ironside, on June 8 2021. NSW POLICE HANDOUT/EPA/AAP

A flurry of attention, then collective forgetfulness – 100 years of the ‘ndrangheta Calabrian mafia in Australia

A flurry of recent reporting on the ‘ndrangheta may give the impression their activity in Australia is relatively new. In truth, the ‘ndrangheta has been in Australian society for a century.
Italian policemen examined the charred car of Judge Paolo Borsellino, a day after a bomb attack killed him and his security detail in Palermo, July 20, 1992. Reuters/Tony Gentile

How the mafia uses violence to control politics

Italy saw 1,191 attacks on politicians from 2013 to 2015. A new study reveals, for the first time, the destructive effect this strategic political violence has on the nation’s political life.
The dark side of Italian infrastructure. Luca Zennaro/EPA

Genoa bridge collapse: the mafia’s role

In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.

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