Topic archives: James Packer

Gambling donations approach $2 million and that’s before looking at the dark money

February 1, 2018 2

With the release of 2016-17 political donations data, the gambling industry proved once again that it's driving dark money in politics.

Legal action halts Packer bio … Fairfax’s deal with Google … the revolving door …

Legal action halts Packer bio … Fairfax’s deal with Google … the revolving door …

December 13, 2017 1

An unauthorised biography of billionaire James Packer by Australian Financial Review journalist Aaron Patrick has been put on ice because of legal threats.

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

November 2, 2017 5

What follows is a transcript of part of the exchange between reformed pokies addict Anna Bardsley and the Crown board.

Mayne: Murdoch’s support of James Packer reaches peak saturation

October 23, 2017 4

The Weekend Australian dedicated 8800 words to the Crown exec, arguably the greatest broadside of Packer content since Kerry Packer's death in 2005

Don’t bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

August 14, 2017 1

With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.

Ten drama plays out in Federal Court — but who will tell the ASX?

July 20, 2017

Tne federal government, regulators, Parliament and the courts are all involved in Ten's woes, which are being splashed all over the papers. But you'd never know it from disclosures to the ASX, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Clifftop poker: will media law changes allow Murdoch and Gordon to buy Ten before the money runs out?

July 5, 2017 4

Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch are asking the regulator for approval to buy Channel Ten. But will the media ownership laws allow the deal to go through in time?

Last days of media dinosaurs as Fairfax suitor turns tail

July 3, 2017 2

Could there be any clearer sign that legacy media is in trouble than that private equity firms have turned their backs on Fairfax?

Packer gambled and lost on China. Can Crown come out with a winning hand?

July 3, 2017

Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?

Mayne: how Ten’s staff can shirk the billionaires and control their own destiny

June 27, 2017 2

Led by veteran reporter Hugh Riminton, the staff yesterday secured three of the 14 positions on the all-powerful Ten creditors committee.