On the evidence presented so far, the Crown affair is a story of home-made corporate greed and not foreign influence.
Good morning, early birds. The government claims that a multi-million dollar strategic review of Home Affairs has produced no report, and Australia's peak criminal agency turns its attention to the casinos. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Commonwealth officials and Labor figures will be grilled as Chinese influence and Crown conduct come under the spotlight, and former Liberal staffers speak out about sexual assault within the party. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Nine's burst of negative publicity for Crown will squeeze traditionally passive state-based gambling regulators and the federal authorities -- particularly Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton.
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?
Good morning, early birds. Conservative Liberals are not thrilled with Christopher Pyne's assurances on marriage equality, Crown employees to be freed from Chinese prison within months, and Trump finally (sorta) gets his travel ban. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.
Good morning, early birds, and happy Eid al-Fitr for those celebrating. Christopher Pyne has said marriage equality could become law "sooner than everyone thinks", Crown employees will face court in China, and it turns out you can put a price on the Great Barrier Reef. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.
There are still 17 Crown employees languishing in Chinese detention centres. Is James Packer really doing all he can to get them back?
Gambling is illegal in China. So is taking groups of 10 or more to offshore casinos for the purpose of gambling. None of this is new -- so why was Crown so ostentatious about buying huge jets to do just that?