Topic archives: James Packer

Packer’s new digs

March 26, 2018 8

And so the rather plush rehabilitation of James Packer begins.

Even paparazzi think the paparazzi have gone too far in Packer coverage

March 23, 2018 5

When even a paparazzo thinks you've gone too far, you've probably gone too far.

Packer’s shock resignation and the pitfalls of mental health reporting

March 22, 2018 7

Packer's life will always draw interest but how does the Australian press tread the balance?

James Packer steps down from Crown, again

March 21, 2018

A brief statement from his private company said that Packer, who had already briefly resigned in 2015, was suffering from "mental health issues".

Is Benjamin Netanyahu going to be charged with corruption?

February 19, 2018 3

The long standing Israeli Prime Minister could be in trouble, but the road to indictment is long.

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.

How much money have the Murdochs made out of Ten?

June 26, 2017 1

There will be important questions for KordaMentha today -- not least of which will be why Ten paid so much to Murdoch-owned companies.

Murdoch and Gordon’s brutal, secret play for Ten

June 15, 2017 4

The media moguls are up to their eyeballs in the mess surrounding the Ten Network, and now they are asking for laws to changed so they can get out again, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne

Who really killed Channel Ten?

June 14, 2017 9

Is Nick Falloon really to blame for the death spiral of Channel Ten?

Ten needs a $250m loan or it’s screwed

June 13, 2017 3

Without the loan, Ten could go into administration, write Glenn Dyer and Emily Watkins.

Mayne: Fairfax Rich List ignores key families

Mayne: Fairfax Rich List ignores key families

May 29, 2017

Numerous wealthy families were excluded from the list altogether.