With the federal government now considering the Productivity Commission’s final report, the pokies industry won’t just be able to heavy individual state governments that are so addicted to the tax revenue.
The Camp Stokes roadshow swung through Melbourne yesterday but there was no attempt to make contact with Crikey or the shareholder activist who has gone half a dozen rounds with the former billionaire at various AGMs over the years.
Just because Kerry Stokes wants to pay down some private debt without triggering a big tax bill through a capital return of Seven’s cash doesn't mean that institutional investors should be dragged along to create a hotch-potch conglomerate.
No company has benefited more from the Victorian Labor Government than Australia’s biggest pokies operator, Woolworths, which just loves Brumby’s new gaming industry rules.
Stephen Conroy is under the pump for his extracurricular affairs with media moguls, but he has them with journos too he says. It's true: in March 2003, Senator Conroy was a guest on the Crikey-funded table at the Melbourne Press Club’s Quill awards. Uh oh.
After the surprisingly large 12% swing against Labor in Saturday’s Altona by-election, Victorian Liberals are suddenly feeling they are in the contest at the November state election -- and Ted Baillieu has an ace up his sleeve...
The family popped in for pizza last night wearing our Crikey shirts and it was amusing to consider what the 150 guests were told 10 years earlier.
Celebrate 15 years of Crikey by reliving the very first edition, in all its muck-raking, fluro-coloured glory.
Some nice confected tabloid outrage at the increasingly negative Herald Sun today, with a cover story of a drink driving charge from seven years ago. Compare that to a rather similar drink driving story about the Hun's own editor.
With planning likely to be a hot issue at the November 27 state election, it will be interesting to see if the Brumby government ploughs ahead backing these two controversial projects in Manningham.