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Mayne’s guide to media company AGMs this season

With Peter Costello, Gina Rinehart and Kerry Stokes all entering the fray, it’s shaping up to be an AGM season of big personalities and even bigger corporate adjustments.

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What does James Packer really want with the Rabbitohs?

What does noted Roosters supporter James Packer want with South Sydney? And will the gambling mogul change the working-class, anti-pokies ethos at Souths?

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NSW government refuses to release details of Packer’s Barangaroo casino

Although the upper house of the NSW legislature gave the government 14 days to disclose details of the agreement with James Packer for his high-rollers’ casino, it has refused to do so.

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Mayne: as Crown heads to its AGM, plenty of questions to answer

There are many oddities buried in Crown’s annual report, such as John Alexander’s role on the board and why Andrew Demetriou is not up for election.

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Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

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Who’s who on the Rich List?

Fairfax’s annual Rich List came out last week, but who’s on it? Where did they make their money? And is there any threat to Gina’s crown? Infographic specialist Jake Stevens breaks it down.

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Why cutting jobs won’t save Ten

Ten can’t keep going on like this - impairment tests and a big loan repayment due in a few years mean it needs a stunning turnaround to survive, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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iSentia index: gloves off for pollies and businessmen alike

There was plenty of biffo covered in the media this week, as the government gears up for its first budget.

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Media briefs: Twitter calls it in … Nando’s stung … ABC cut fears …

Packer and Gyngell looked like they were going to get away with it, until Twitter called it in. And other media tidbits of the day…

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A lot of moolah for a mogul melee … will it pay off for News Corp?

What you do when you don’t own the photos to the mogul punch-up of the decade. And what you do when you do. Will News Corp’s expensive scoop pay off?

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Media briefs: Rand and Rupert … TV Upfronts … Netflix conquest …

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and media mogul Rupert Murdoch yuk it up at the Kentucky Derby. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Tips and rumours

We critique James Packer’s fighting style … what’s Mirabella doing at Melbourne Uni? … Pyne’s HECS debt unpacked …

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Tips and rumours

Who’ll win the pics of Packer v Gyngell fight? … Abbott’s Indon links … BCA goes secret …

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The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties

Did Sir Frank Packer have another son? Bridget Griffen-Foley updates the family story — and documents the downfall of media dynasties — in a new foreword to her Packer biography.

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Death-defying diplomacy when Abbott’s three-ring circus rolls into Asia

Tony Abbott will be trying to appease China, Japan and South Korea on his upcoming Asian tour. Competing interests, a lack of planning and a whirlwind itinerary mean the trip will be fraught.

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Tokyo drift: Japan could prove James Packer’s trump card

James Packer’s Crown group is eyeing up the lucrative Japanese market, which is likely to soon legalise casino gambling. But he will face stiff competition to secure the sought-after licences.

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Tips and rumours

Mandarins urged to get counselling due to EBA reports … James Packer’s boat in the clear … don’t get a pollie’s face tattooed on your back …

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Packer’s Sydney arts donation a lay-down misere

Daily Review journalist Ben Neutze says James Packer’s major arts donation — in exchange for approval for his Sydney casino — raises questions around the meaning and funding of culture in Australia.

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A Birdcage flutter: how the boldly rich and beautiful spend Cup day

The Melbourne Cup Day carnival draws the rich and famous like no other event in Australia. Crikey snooped around the birdcage enclosure to see who was swilling champers with who.

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Crikey Clarifier: why is Channel Nine going public (again)?

Channel Nine has announced it is going to go public. What is on offer, and should you buy a piece of the house that Kerry built?

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The Power 50: taking care of business

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, is the top businessperson on Crikey’s Power 50 list. Fellow miner Twiggy Forrest also makes an appearance, and media mogul James Packer is moving up in the world (and the rankings).

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Lachlan Murdoch’s grand vision for Ten, two years on

Lachlan Murdoch promised to take Channel Ten in a new direction, declaring the company to be “totally stuffed”. Has his promised turnaround in the company’s fortunes eventuated?

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Media briefs: no Biz Spec/Oz sharing … collaborative cartoons … women should …

Remember the rumours that Business Spectator and The Australian are set to share digs? It’s been kiboshed — apparently The Oz doesn’t like it. Plus other media tidbits.

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Packer biopic Power Games zapped public funds for dwindling viewers

Channel Nine’s prime-time tributes to the Packers and its television legacy were put to air with $2 million in taxpayer funds, a Crikey analysis has revealed.

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