Four Corners – 31 May 2021 – 31/5/2021 – Monday – ABC
Packer’s Crown casino gamble
Crown Sydney was spruiked as a world class 6-star resort and VIP casino development destined to become a jewel in the Crown casino empire.
But when it finally opened to the public in late 2020 the man behind the project, gaming tycoon James Packer, was nowhere to be seen and the casino at the heart of the plan was not allowed to operate.
The story of how both the casino licence and the building was approved is a cautionary tale.
What followed was a textbook example of what big money, back room lobbying and political influence can deliver.
Six decades of exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, leading national debate and confronting issues that matter. Four Corners turns 60 with an unrivalled reputation as Australia’s premier investigative journalism program.
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Australia’s premier television current affairs program, hosted by Sarah Ferguson. Four Corners has been part of the national story since 1961, exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate and confronting taboos.
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