Bill Shorten orders review into deals linked to Stuart Robert
Shorten warned against “corruption” after telling parliament he had asked for contracts awarded to companies linked to consulting firm Synergy 360 to be checked.
- by David Crowe and Nick McKenzie
How do you enter the corridors of power? Maybe go via the backbench
MP Stuart Robert denies helping his connections secure government contracts, but leaked emails raise concerns about access to power.
- by David Crowe
Senior Coalition MP Stuart Robert gave secret advice to lobbyists
Senior Liberal MP Stuart Robert, while in government, secretly gave free advice to a Canberra consulting firm that helped large companies win government contracts and meet Coalition ministers.
- by Nick McKenzie and David Crowe
‘Reforms are coming’: gaming workers accept arrival of cashless card
Staff see the worst side of gambling addiction, with patrons becoming aggressive when they lose, and urinating at their seats to avoid breaking play.
- by Harriet Alexander
Visy hosts Labor fundraiser while frontrunner for government tender
Recycling and packaging giant Visy, run by billionaire Anthony Pratt, is one of a handful of firms in the running to operate the state’s container deposit scheme.
- by Josh Gordon
Anti-gaming crusader launches stinging attack on NSW Labor
Labor MPs are warning of “collective post-traumatic stress disorder” after clubs and pubs waged war against Julia Gillard a decade ago.
- by Harriet Alexander and Alexandra Smith
On pokies, it seems NSW Labor stands for social injustice
It is the Labor battlers who are being belted by the poker machine operators who are raking in mega profits.
- by Tim Costello
Perrottet fires warning shot at clubs lobby group over gambling reform
The premier said he would not sign any pre-election agreement with ClubsNSW until the NSW Crime Commission report is addressed.
- by Natassia Chrysanthos and Alexandra Smith
‘Chilling effect’: Watchdogs warn of meddling risk in proposed powers
The state government’s first major move to address a review into public sector accountability raises questions from those who must uphold public trust.
- by Matt Dennien
Test looms for Perrottet and Minns, who must put interests of the public above pubs and clubs
Both of NSW’s major political leaders need to show some leadership on the issue of poker machines ahead of the March state election.
- by Lucy Cormack
Targeted clubs named in axed money laundering probe
Connections between club employees and suspected criminals were among the findings of an investigation into money laundering.
- by Harriet Alexander