An ambitious $400 million raising from Crown threatens the revived reputation of James Packer.
Media policy statements from major party politicians should always be vetted against mogul-centrism, for that is their key purpose. Yesterday’s venture into media policy by Tony Abbott was no exception.
A few years ago, you could have gone months without finding a yarn about Packer. But in the last few weeks, Packer’s distinctive voice and visage have shone almost daily.
Once upon a time, perhaps when James Packer’s disastrous Las Vegas casino play was tanking, a journo trying to squeeze a word out of his mouth would have hit a permanently engaged signal. Not anymore.
If Lachlan Murdoch is banking on boy wonder Adam Boland to come over to Channel Ten and save his struggling Breakfast program, he may well be disappointed.
From Gerry Harvey and James Packer through to Harry Triguboff and Clive Palmer, the rich are showing that you can’t keep good bargain hunters down. Let’s examine 10 Rich Listers who have recently dipped their toe into the market.
As the Leveson inquiry comes to a close the biggest question remains unanswered: who was behind the massive cover-up that took place at News International? Was it the Murdochs, as many suspect, or was it designed to ensure they never discovered what had gone on, as Rupert and James maintain?
Prominent business people including Gerry Harvey and James Packer, accounting firm PwC and banking giant Citibank have all expressed their outrage at being connected to a new negotiating service that is linked to convicted fraudster Jon McKenney.
Kim Williams is the new boss of Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd. But we reckon playing second fiddle to Murdoch will be a tough gig for this one-time composer.
Gina Rinehart isn’t known for olive branches, but that appears to be what she’s extended to the Fairfax board.
Seven Group chief Kerry Stokes is looming as the wildcard in the battle for Australia’s pay TV industry, with reports today suggesting Stokes could take on Rupert Murdoch by launching a counter offer for James Packer’s pay TV group, Consolidated Media.
Gina Rinehart doesn't particularly fit the bill, nor does Gerry Harvey or Frank Lowy. James Packer has a bit of flair thanks to his love of rich toys, but is he really cool? Even our youngest billionaire, coal baron Nathan Tinkler, would struggle to fit snugly into the cool category.
James Packer certainly can't match his famous father for clout. But the war he's waging to build a second Sydney casino shows that he comes from the same powerful gene pool. And it proves the Packer name still rings loud with the nation's decision makers.
James Packer's campaign against former Echo Chairman John Story was personal, unrelenting, aggressive and successful.
If you want to see a pretty pack of pollies, you need look no further than James Packer's new political mates. The billionaire's offices in Sydney's Park Street are now becoming a stronghold for the Labor Party in exile.
Casino mogul James Packer has forked out almost half-a-million dollars on newspaper advertising in less than a week as part of his audacious bid to have Jeff Kennett installed as a director of Echo Entertainment, the owner of Sydney's Star casino.
The men and women at the top of the country's largest organisations can make decisions that affect an incredible number of people: employees, shareholders, customers and suppliers among them. They can also get the government of the day to pay attention. Here's our shortlist of the country's most powerful CEOs and Chairs.
The controversial attempt by Jeff Kennett to pole-vault his way onto the board of ASX-listed casino company, Echo Entertainment, demands an immediate response. High-profile mental health group beyondblue should move to defend its reputation.
Despite the family trust shenanigans, Gina Rinehart looks likely to once again dominate the BRW Rich 200 list.
Poor Kerry would be turning in his grave, again. The word on the street – according to News Ltd reports – is that James Packer has decided to sell out of the media and spend his money on buying more casinos.