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May 31, 2012

Is Jeff Kennett really and truly independent of James Packer?

James Packer's deployment of Jeff Kennett in his controversial bid to gain a monopoly over high-roller gambling in Australia really does have it all. The angles are endless.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

James Packer’s deployment of Jeff Kennett in his controversial bid to gain a monopoly over high-roller gambling in Australia really does have it all. The angles are endless, as can be seen from the huge coverage with eight different stories (and my lead letter) in today’s Australian Financial Review.

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4 thoughts on “Is Jeff Kennett really and truly independent of James Packer?

  1. Glenn Brandham

    Since when had kennett not had 2 faces. At least he can take off that 4 SALE sign he’s been wearing all this time.

  2. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    [Is Jeff Kennett really and truly independent of James Packer?]
    No.

  3. Clements Simon

    Certainly cash money buys corrupt power and that is what casinos and Clubs Australia do best. Only Andrew Wilkie wasn’t scared of them. The ALP rolled over like a fat cow when it came to reform. The LNP was already in bed with the crooks( just check out their local members eg Cobb shadow Agriculture NSW newsletters). And that is why Australia is recognised internationally as a corrupt nation. I have this from the person who paid out an ex Australian Prime Minister.

  4. Suzanne Bright

    @Glenn Brandham. Agree.
    Right, media connections. Kennett, a highly-paid columnist of the The Herald Sun had a double-page spread slagging the Gillard government according to this article. What else is he involved in I wonder? Since I do not touch so called NEWS PAPERS I have to take this as a given.
    > It’s time for the demise of ALL the PRINT media, I’d say!

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