What did Sinodinos, Packer and O’Farrell chat about at Rockpools? Greens’ Kaye hits a nerve

SINCE I POSTED THIS STORY TODAY, NSW PREMIER BARRY O’FARRELL HAS RESIGNED AFTER ICAC RECEIVED A  NOTE HANDWRITTEN BY HIM THANKING NIC DI GIROLAMO FOR A $3000 BOTTLE OF WINE THAT HE DENIED RECEIVING YESTERDAY. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CASINO DEAL ARE MORE … Continue reading

Packer and Sinodinos – an intriguing Rockpool lunch

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 Rockpool restaurant. Senator Arthur Sinodinos and casino tycoon James Packer were having … Continue reading

Fairfax smoozing Packer puts independent journalism under pressure

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 Sydney. Reporter Sean Nicholls broke a story about how the government had changed the rules … Continue reading

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 asked two economists what they thought of James Packer’s claim that his casino would … Continue reading