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Despite stated intentions otherwise, are poker machines at James Packer’s planned second Sydney casino at Barangaroo inevitable? Despite stated intentions otherwise, are poker machines at James Packer’s planned second Sydney casino at Barangaroo inevitable? AAP/Dean Lewins

Packer’s Barangaroo Casino and the inevitability of pokies

When is a casino not a casino? According to NSW premier Barry O’Farrell, who last week approved James Packer’s Crown Limited bid to establish Sydney’s second casino, a casino isn’t a casino without pokies…
Australia Post has been well-placed to handle global changes, with a planned $2 billion upgrade to parcel delivery and new 24 hour smart lockers. Australia Post has been well-placed to handle global changes, with a planned $2 billion upgrade to parcel delivery and new 24 hour smart lockers. AAP

Smart locker competition may also deliver unexpected outcomes

Australia Post has survived more than a hundred years of shipping information and goods. Then came the internet, which massively shrunk hardcopy mail, bills, brochures and so on. But with the rise of the…
Purely a good idea: James Packers denies that lobbying played a part in him acquiring a second casino licence for Sydney. Purely a good idea: James Packers denies that lobbying played a part in him acquiring a second casino licence for Sydney. AAP

Barangaroo: politics, property and players – it’s business as usual

The redevelopment of Sydney’s Barangaroo into a $6 billion waterfront precinct has involved some of Australia’s most influential people - including former Prime Minister Paul Keating and businessman James…
An extraordinary attack on ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft this week will do much to weaken confidence in the efficacy of the financial architecture, without any obvious potential upside. An extraordinary attack on ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft this week will do much to weaken confidence in the efficacy of the financial architecture, without any obvious potential upside.

Attack on ASIC chief draws corporate governance into political mire

The attack on the authority, integrity and judgement of the chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg Medcraft, by the shadow minister for financial services and superannuation…