№ 5 in Packer’s Sydney Casino
NSW has laws to control casino industry but Premier O’Farrell wants to cut free
Today, New Matilda published another story in our series on James Packer casino deal. This one explains how casino regulation works in NSW and how O'Farrell's plan to "get on with it" removes a lot of safeguards put in place to protect NSW against organised crime and corrupt influences which have a history targetting casinos.
I also look at the the Independent Gaming and Liquor Authority's ongoing investigation into whether Packer's company Crown should be allowed to raise its shareholding from 10% to up to 25%. There are lots of issues the inquiry could explore - but will they?
Red Tape cut for Packer
An investigation into the NSW government's approval in 2013 for James Packer's Crown Resorts to operate Sydney's second casino at Barangaroo.
For a party that was swept to power on a platform of anti corruption and transparency, the NSW Liberal Party is looking very grubby today.
There's a small issue that has been niggling at me all week. It's about Sinodinos and Packer.
It was December 2011 and the scene was Sydney's high class ...
If James Packer urging Sydneysiders to back his casino plan is 'news', then that's news to Wendy Bacon. She asked senior journalists at the SMH what they ...
In late October, New Matilda began our series on James Packer's proposal for a new casino in Sydney. I worked on this series with Lawrence Bull.