Fairfax's SMH journalists have been amongst the few to probe the NSW O'Farrell's government backing of James Packer's plan for a new hotel casino in ...
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Packer Wins A PR Coup
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 ...
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Packer’s Casino Present
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. Through ...
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Economists question Packer’s promised bonanza for NSW
This week, New Matilda continued our series on Packer's proposal for a hotel with casino at Barangaroo South on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Lawrence Bull ...
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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 ...
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Red Tape Cut For Packer
Tough laws regulate gambling in NSW - and they're about to be bypassed to help James Packer build his casino. The independence of casino regulation is ...
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The Casino Macquarie St Wants
Packer makes his Sydney casino proposal seem inevitable with strong support from LNP Premier O'Farrell and Treasurer Mike Baird, urged on by NSW Labor
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The Questions O’Farrell Won’t Answer
New Matilda had some questions for NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell about James Packer's casino plans. We got a reply from his office - but no real answers. ...
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Who Is On Team Packer?
No businessman in Australia can rival James Packer's political and business connections. This is a summary of Team Packer in 2012
Communities planning rights under attack from NSW government
A big issue in the NSW state election in 2011 was the Part 3A planning law which handed development consent for many major projects over to the Minister ...