The last two decades casts a dark shadow on the Fairfield area, four shootings in two weeks between middle-eastern gangs have labelled Fairfield the most dangerous suburb in Australia in 2016 by news.com.au.
Fairfield City consists of 27 suburbs, one being Cabramatta, also known as the ‘Drug Capital of Australia’ in the 1990s due to the influx of Vietnamese refugee youths turning to gangs and crime.
With the stigma of our past, Fairfield is the most culturally diverse suburb in Australia which houses an estimated of 206,168 of Middle Eastern, southeast Asian and African descent.
Australia has long been viewed as a land of opportunity, attracting migrants and refugees from countries abroad, many who risk their lives at the hope of finding a new one. Although Fairfield has its fair share of problems, it’s not uncommon to see these issues all over Australia. From the alcohol and drug issues in the indigenous communities of WA and NT, to the outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in QLD and ADL, not to mention the recent African gangs in VIC.
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