If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates. The billionaire's offices in Sydney’s Park Street are now becoming a stronghold for the Labor Party in exile. How strange.

Not content with hiring just one hard man from the NSW Right -- former ALP general secretary Karl Bitar -- Packer has now hauled his terrible twin, Mark Arbib, on board. Bitar has been working as a lobbyist for Crown for more than a year. Arbib will join Packer's select team of strategists at James’ private company, Consolidated Press Holdings.