Maxine McKew's new book reveals more about the role Labor's own internal research was used to undermine Kevin Rudd.
A coterie of prominent Labor-linked arts identities has proposed a 1% tax on James Packer's revenue from a second Sydney Casino.
If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates: Karl Bitar and Mark Arbib, writes Paul Barry.
If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates. From NSW Labor heavyweights Karl Bitar and Mark Arbib to NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell.
James Packer’s expensive campaign to discredit Echo Entertainment Group chairman John Story continues afoot at the same time as the casino billionaire’s own investment record has again come into sharp focus after the latest disaster at Network Ten.
Despite the Baillieu government’s reluctance to tackle serious pokies reform, Victoria is central to the campaign for change and Paul Bendat’s full-page ad is a sign of what is to come for Victorian Liberals.
As with any public debate, the challenge in the pokies reform will be getting participants to put all their cards on the table and declare these conflicts as they arise. Stephen Mayne declares their interests on the public's behalf.
Bolt’s worst offence over the weekend was to grossly exaggerate the impact of the NSW pokies backlash while failing to disclose his financial association with those involved in the campaign.
They may not punch with the same force of the past, they may no longer punch at all, but any round-up of Australian Political Fixers would be incomplete without mentioning the men who made fixing an art form.