New South Wales

Oct 26, 2012

Labor lights demand ‘Packer tax’ on Sydney casino — for art

A coterie of prominent Labor-linked arts identities has proposed a 1% tax on James Packer's revenue from a second Sydney Casino.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

An influential ginger group of rank-and-file ALP members are demanding a 1% “Packer tax” on revenue from Crown’s proposed $1 billion Barangaroo gambling den be siphoned to the arts to better align a second casino licence with Labor values.


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2 thoughts on “Labor lights demand ‘Packer tax’ on Sydney casino — for art

  1. paddy

    What a brilliant sucker punch this would be for the “Labor light”. Not content with watching their old mates from the right hook the NSW Govt up to yet another IV drip of gambling $. They now want to capture the Yarts as well.
    They’re beginning to make big tobacco look like amateurs

  2. AR

    Someone once described gambling tax as heroin for governments, once hooked they can never give it up.
    Crumbs from the table for the yartz would be risible.
    You didn’t continue the quote of Packer the Lesser when he described the crazy adrenalin fueled mania his loathsome father ran on as he lost vast amounts and then went on to say, words to the effect, “this is want I want to make available to others..”
    Gee, fanks a fookin lot.

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