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Crown Ltd

article Calls for Crown casino inquiry after leaked video of bricks of cash in junket room
(10/15/2019)
(Australia) -- Video footage showing dozens of “bricks” of $50 and $100 notes – hundreds of thousands of dollars worth – being casually handed...
article Whistleblower alleges Crown casino being used to launder money – video
(10/15/2019)
(Australia) -- CCTV from Melbourne's Crown Casino shows men casually handing over shopping bags filled with wads of cash to casino staff. The footage has been leaked...
article Calls for Crown casino inquiry after leaked video of bricks of cash in junket room
(10/14/2019)
(Australia) -- Video footage showing dozens of “bricks” of $50 and $100 notes – hundreds of thousands of dollars worth – being casually handed...
article Crown Casino whistleblower alleges gambling giant skirting money-laundering laws
(10/14/2019)
(Australia) -- In a private room in Melbourne's Crown Casino, a man wearing tracksuit pants and runners approaches a counter with a rectangular blue cooler bag.
article Crown Resorts Limited Under Investigation by the New South Wales Regulator
(9/12/2019)
(Australia) -- As revealed recently, one of the biggest Australia-based entertainment and gaming groups Crown Resorts is under investigation by the New South Wales...
article Crown casino case shows federal Icac model 'inadequate', former judge says
(9/10/2019)
(Australia) -- The integrity watchdog overseeing the home affairs department is “inadequate” to deal with the allegations against Crown casino, a former...
article Star casino partner has close ties to banned businessman
(9/3/2019)
(Australia) -- A significant shareholder in Australian casino heavyweight Star Group has strong links to a Hong Kong businessman banned from any involvement in rival...
article Australia's James Packer pauses Crown selldown over China probe
(8/29/2019)
(Australia) -- AUSTRALIAN businessman James Packer has frozen a A$1.2 billion (S$1.1 billion) partial sale of his casino company to Hong Kong's Melco Resorts &...
article Crown Resorts faces inquiry over fitness to hold Sydney casino licence
(8/29/2019)
(Australia) -- Gambling authorities in Australia have ordered a public inquiry to review whether Crown Resorts should be allowed to retain its licence to operate a A$2bn...
article James Packer's $1.78b Barangaroo deal with Chinese casino operator stalls
(8/29/2019)
(Australia) -- An investigation with the powers of a royal commission has made Chinese gambling giant Melco wary of going ahead with a 19.9 per cent acquisition of James...
article James Packer's Crown Resorts stake sale hits regulatory roadblock
(8/28/2019)
(Australia) -- Australia’s Crown Resorts (CWN.AX) on Thursday said it had been informed that a planned $1.2 billion stake sale by casino mogul James Packer to...
article Crown fallout: Melco puts plans to buy James Packer's shares on hold
(8/28/2019)
(Australia) -- Hong Kong casino tycoon Lawrence Ho's Melco Resorts will delay buying more shares in Crown Resorts from James Packer worth $880 million until after...
article Crown Resorts: inquiry to examine whether James Packer's casino group fit to hold licence
(8/28/2019)
(Australia) -- A public inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing at casinos run by Crown Resorts will decide whether the James Packer-dominated group is fit to hold a...
article Crown Resorts tipped to suffer further VIP revenue declines
(8/22/2019)
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts is expected to suffer a further collapse in high-roller turnover this year, with analysts concerned the decline in VIP revenue could...
article Crown signals retreat from tour partners after 'junkets' scandal
(8/21/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant, Crown Resorts, has signalled it may reduce its reliance on Chinese "junket" operators as multiple investigations begin...
article Profits fall at casino operator Crown on VIP slowdown
(8/20/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has reported a fall in its annual profits on the back of a slump in spending by VIP gamblers, in what has been a...
article Crown inquiry should be broadened says independent MP
(8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- An inquiry into James Packer's proposed sale of $1.76 billion of his Crown shares to Melco Resorts should be broadened to include an examination of...
article Suncity to shut its Australian casino high-roller rooms after reports of crime links
(8/16/2019)
(Australia) -- The world's biggest recruiter of high-roller Chinese gamblers, Suncity, is dramatically scaling back its Australian operations after revelations of...
article Crown and Lawrence Ho face a perfect storm
(8/12/2019)
(Australia) -- Politicians hate investigations of all kinds, so when the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority last Thursday announced an inquiry into Lawrence Ho...
article Vic crossbench MP calls for Crown probe
(8/12/2019)
(Australia) -- Victorian upper house crossbench MP Fiona Patten wants a parliamentary inquiry into Crown Casino after allegations of money laundering and other dodgy...
article Crown investor associated with company on casino's banned list
(8/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Lawrence Ho, the Hong Kong gambling tycoon acquiring $1.76 billion worth of Crown shares from James Packer, was a long term director of a company banned...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Tradies will now be able to walk off the job and stop working when temperatures reach 28C
(10/10/2019)
(Australia) -- A hot weather policy which allows construction workers to stop work once temperatures hit 28C has sparked heated tensions between unions and industry...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article New research shows pokie operators are not nearly as charitable as they claim
(10/6/2019)
(Australia) -- Gambling operators often seek to persuade governments and the public of their virtue by funding “good causes”. Lotteries, for example, have...
article Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’
(9/22/2019)
(Australia) -- An architect appointed to review a contentious proposal for a residential and hotel tower at the Star Casino in Sydney has described the building as...
article ‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies
(9/8/2019)
(Australia) -- Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet...
article The big end of town's towering gall makes a mockery of fair play with Star Casino
(8/31/2019)
(Australia) -- Those massive towers planned to go above Star City? I knew little about them until reading Elizabeth Farrelly’s story that Alan Jones had ranted...
article Crown profit slumps 28pc as high rollers leave the table
(8/21/2019)
(Australia) -- Australia's biggest casino operator Crown Resorts has posted a 28 per cent decline in full year profit as foreign gamblers, including high rollers...
article Australia's Crown Resorts sees profit dip on China gambling lull
(8/20/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd said on Wednesday its annual profit fell on less gambling by Chinese tourists, and it again denied media reports...
article All Suncity junket VIP rooms in Australia closing: report
(8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- Macau junket investor Suncity Group is said to be closing all its VIP rooms in Australia. That is according to a report by Australian media outlet The Age...
article Austrac probes casino 'junkets' for potential gaps in law
(8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- Austrac chief executive Nicole Rose says the financial intelligence agency is examining potential "gaps" in regulations that dictate what...
article John blew $120K on pokies. He lives in a suburb known as the 'golden mile'
(8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- John knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. Initially drawn in by $5 pub vouchers and signs promising the chance to win $10,000, he ended up blowing...
article Lottoland to survive in Australia after court victory
(8/18/2019)
(Australia) -- Online lottery disrupter Lottoland has successfully overturned a government ruling that had threatened to end its business in Australia by declaring its...
article The Star’s domestic gambling growth offsets serious VIP decline
(8/16/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group saw its annual profit rise by one-third thanks to unlucky VIPs and a strong showing in its...
article Spotlight on casino regulation after reports spark controversy
(8/13/2019)
(Australia) -- Revelations that Sydney's Star casino has been roped into the controversy engulfing Crown Resorts over links to junket operators has again drawn the...
article A casino hotel, the Telegraph and Alan Jones: what's driving the vitriol?
(8/10/2019)
(Australia) -- New South Wales is witnessing one of those pile-ons in some sections of the media over an issue that makes one wonder: is this just the work of powerful...
article The Star casino roped into Crown controversy over links to junkets
(8/9/2019)
(Australia) -- An Asian money launderer used a Star Entertainment casino account in Sydney to send more than $400,000 offshore in a transaction tracked by Australian...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Police investigate Overwatch league as six CSGO players detained for gambling fixes
(10/3/2019)
(Australia) -- The Victorian authorities came from one inquiry to another in less than two months with sports clubs and gambling. August saw the detention of six Counter...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Tens years in prison for fixing CS:GO gambling matches
(9/28/2019)
(Australia) -- Six counter-strikers in Melbourne, reportedly fixing CS: GO games were found during an SSIU investigation. The participants face a prison sentence of up...
article Ex-Village Roadshow chief digital officer launches gaming and esports entertainment venue
(9/3/2019)
(Australia) -- Jon Satterley, ex-Village Roadshow chief digital officer and co-founder of Fortress Esports, has announced the launch of the largest video gaming and...
article Largest Esports Venue In Southern Hemisphere Coming To Melbourne
(9/3/2019)
(Australia) -- Fortress Esports Pty Ltd, co-founded by Jon Satterley who was previously the Chief Digital Officer of Village Roadshow in Australia, has today announced...
article Six CS:GO Players Arrested in Australia Over Esports Match-Fixing Racket Face Ten Years in Prison
(8/26/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian police have arrested six individuals on suspicion of deliberately throwing Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) matches in an attempt to...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Indigiearth brings gourmet bush tucker to the table
(9/25/2019)
(Australia) -- For many Australians food is the centre of celebration, bringing together family, friends and loved ones. Ngemba Weilwan woman, Sharon Winsor is bringing...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use?
(9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily acquire the rights to use the Aboriginal flag on public policy grounds. Kate O'Rourke...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article The Cautionary Tale For US Sports Betting In Esports Match-Fixing Struggles
(9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- Esports have been fighting to gain a foothold in the American entertainment market for a number of years. Recently, their efforts have been rewarded with...
1 Article on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Tabcorp's landmark NFL deal and the coming revolution in TV sports rights
(9/22/2019)
(Australia) -- For Australia's small but diehard American football community, rolling out of bed at 3am on a Monday morning to watch NFL RedZone for seven hours had...
article NFL taps Tabcorp as Australian official wagering partner
(9/19/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian betting operator Tabcorp Holdings has inked a new wagering partnership with the National Football League. On Wednesday, Tabcorp announced a...
article Australian Federal Police end investigation of Tabcorp
(9/12/2019)
(Australia) -- On September 10, it was reported that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have opted to end their three year-long investigation of Tabcorp, a report that...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Inquest into Tanya Day’s death in custody
(9/13/2019)
(Australia) -- On a chilly Saturday evening in the midst of the six-week inquest into the death in custody of Aunty Tanya Day, I made the last-minute decision to drive...
article Tanya Day's family call for criminal investigation on final day of coronial inquest
(9/13/2019)
(Australia) -- Family members of an Aboriginal woman who died after suffering catastrophic brain injuries while locked in a Victorian police cell are adamant she will be...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Māori group in battle for valuable land in Sydney
(8/22/2019)
(Australia) -- A legal battle in Sydney, Australia is under way with a Māori group claiming valuable land was given to them by Aboriginal people 200 years ago. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Indigenous Teens Are Making TikTok Videos About Racism In Australia
(10/15/2019)
(Australia) -- Eshia Anderson was scrolling through TikTok’s suggested sound clips in early August when she came across a familiar song — and an idea for a...
article Thousands of tourists flock to climb Uluru in Australia ahead of ban
(10/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Hordes of tourists are descending on the sacred Australian rock Uluru to climb it before a ban comes into force. Around 1,000 people a day are climbing...
article Ainsworth gets underway with product development restructuring
(10/6/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology says it has begun a restructuring of its product development area as it looks to increase...
article Aboriginal elders divided over video showing wombat being stoned to death
(10/3/2019)
(Australia) -- A video which appears to show an off-duty police officer stoning a wombat to death has left Aboriginal elders divided over traditional hunting methods.
article Palaszczuk Government backing Indigenous business
(10/1/2019)
(Australia) -- To mark Indigenous Business Month, the Palaszczuk Government is shining a light on the growing ranks of successful Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
article Western Australia rolls out lifesaving hotline to address Indigenous deaths in custody
(10/1/2019)
(Australia) -- After 30 years of recommendations, five years of intense lobbying, three years of funding negotiations and two years of political promises, a lifesaving...
article Aristocrat names Philippe Etienne as new board member
(10/1/2019)
(Australia) -- Aristocrat Leisure Limited has announced the nomination of Philippe Etienne as a new non-executive director of the company, subject to regulatory and...
article Rare and endangered symbolic scar tree preserved
(9/25/2019)
(Australia) -- Queensland Museum researchers have been part of a rescue mission to preserve a centuries-old Aboriginal tree carving, helping document it for future...
article Aboriginal woman arrested, jailed hours after alleged violent assault
(9/24/2019)
(Australia) -- An Aboriginal woman was arrested and jailed for unpaid fines just hours after she was the alleged victim of a violent assault. Keennan Dickie, 34, told...
article BLOG: The Christian converts who are setting fire to sacred Aboriginal objects
(9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- Christian missionaries are causing a fresh wave of upset in outback Australia, promising to bring people back from the dead, and promoting the idea...
article The fascinating islands on the edge of Australia
(9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- White smoke plumed into the air so thick I could no longer see beyond it, while the rhythmic sound of clap sticks rent the air like a heartbeat. The scent...
article Aboriginal groups reject cashless cards
(9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- The chief executive of Darwin's only Aboriginal-owned health organisation has described cashless welfare cards as "dangerous and harmful"...
article Taylor Swift Cancels Gig at Australian Horse Racing Event After Animal Rights Activists’ Outcry
(9/21/2019)
(Australia) -- Taylor Swift has canceled her controversial performance at Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse racing event following outcry from animal rights...
article South Australian government to found indigenous football academy
(9/20/2019)
(Australia) -- Aboriginal high school students involved in a South Australian government learning program will get a kick out of being involved in the state's first...
article Support For Mental Health And Gambling Harm Program
(9/19/2019)
(Australia) -- The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorians experiencing gambling harm and mental health issues access critical help services across the state.
article Even More Indigenous People Could Be Deported Under A Recently Proposed Law, Lawyers Warn
(9/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Daniel Love and his mother. More Indigenous people could be held in immigration detention and deported from Australia if a new migration law is passed,...
article 'Stop jailing 10-year-olds': Indigenous boy addresses UN on Australia's youth detention laws
(9/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Twelve-year-old Indigenous boy Dujuan Hoosan has appealed to members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to help bring to an end the jailing of 10-...
article Alice Springs casino fined over drunken gamblers
(9/3/2019)
(Australia) -- Almost right smack dab in the middle of Australia lies the modestly-sized city of Alice Springs. With roughly 30,000 inhabitants, it pales in comparison...
article Ningali Lawford-Wolf, Indigenous Australian Actress, Dies
(9/2/2019)
(Australia) -- Ningali Lawford-Wolf, an Indigenous Australian actress who brought the world of her people to the stage and, most notably, to the screen in the film...
article Tanya Day inquest: Police failed to call ambulance for arrested Aboriginal woman, despite guidelines
(8/27/2019)
(Australia) -- An ambulance wasn't called for an Aboriginal woman struggling to speak and moaning on a train despite police guidelines saying it should have been, an...

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