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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.


The sand mining mayor who loves a deal

October 3rd, 2015

Episode 99 of 161 episodes

A divisive, sand mining mayor has clashed with locals over an unusual sand mine tender. Ann Arnold heads to the Port Stephens region, north of Newcastle, where there's a longstanding network of developers and local politicians with a strong development agenda.

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