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Crown has fired a warning shot at Victoria’s royal commission, claiming 12,000 jobs would be at risk if it lost its casino licence

Crown Resorts has claimed it could default on its debt if Victoria’s royal commission makes negative findings against its Melbourne casino licence with “severe consequences” for shareholders and thousands of employees. The casino giant’s executive chairman Helen Coonan on Thursday denied the company was trying to interfere with the inquiry […]
Crown has fired a warning shot at Victoria’s royal commission, claiming 12,000 jobs would be at risk if it lost its casino licence
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‘Corporate arrogance’: Crown Sydney is ‘not suitable’ to hold a casino licence, an inquiry has found

The Bergin report has found that Crown Resorts is not suitable to “give effect to the Barangaroo restricted gaming licence” after money laundering revelations. The 18-month inquiry cumulated in recommendations that the company board go under a restructure to give authorities confidence that further possible breaches of anti-money laundering legislation […]
‘Corporate arrogance’: Crown Sydney is ‘not suitable’ to hold a casino licence, an inquiry has found
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Dinner by Heston restaurant calls in liquidators in the lead up to Christmas

Staff at Heston Blumenthal’s Crown Casino eatery Dinner by Heston face an uncertain Christmas and New Year period after the high-end eatery appointed provisional liquidators, raising questions about how it will fulfil its obligations to staff and suppliers. The business, which has been beset with allegations of staff underpayment, has […]
Dinner by Heston restaurant calls in liquidators in the lead up to Christmas
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Probe into Crown Casino’s links to drugs and crime could embroil business heavy hitters — including James Packer, former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou and ad man Harold Mitchell

The federal government has launched an integrity investigation into Crown Resorts and a number of Commonwealth officials after reports by Nine-owned media outlets alleged Chinese criminal figures were fast-tracked through Australian immigration and that the gaming company had ties to drugs, prostitution and human trafficking. The Crown board of directors […]
Probe into Crown Casino’s links to drugs and crime could embroil business heavy hitters — including James Packer, former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou and ad man Harold Mitchell
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Thailand has crowned its king with a diamond-tipped crown weighing 16 lbs

The coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn took place on Saturday, the country’s first coronation in seven decades. The ceremony was extremely lavish, with King Vajiralongkorn donning a gold-enameled, diamond-tipped crown weighing 16lb. The crown’s weight symbolises the king’s royal burden. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Thailand’s King Maha […]
Thailand has crowned its king with a diamond-tipped crown weighing 16 lbs
Lifestyle

Heston Blumenthal has made a dessert using Vegemite

While most Australians start the day with Vegemite, British chef Heston Blumenthal has found a way make it the last thing people eat in the evening at his Melbourne restaurant. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Crown Towers will feature Vegemite ice cream on the menu this Thursday to mark Australia […]
Heston Blumenthal has made a dessert using Vegemite
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Four Australians are now involved in the Crown Resorts arrests in China

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed the detention of a fourth Australian in China in connection with the nationwide blitz on Crown Resorts’ activities on the Chinese mainland. The fourth Australian is not a Crown employee but is being held along with the 18 staff detained on “gambling crimes” […]
Four Australians are now involved in the Crown Resorts arrests in China
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James Packer’s Crown casino in Sydney just jumped its final hurdle

The casino and hotel planned by billionaire James Packer for the massive Barangaroo development in Sydney has been given conditional approval. The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has approved, subject to conditions, the application for the modification of the approved concept plan for Barangaroo and for the construction of the 71-storey […]
James Packer’s Crown casino in Sydney just jumped its final hurdle
Lifestyle

Heston Blumenthal’s new Melbourne restaurant, Dinner, opens next week

British chef Heston Blumenthal’s second restaurant at Melbourne’s Crown Towers Hotel will open next Tuesday, October 20. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal follows on from bringing his Michelin three-star fine diner The Fat Duck to Australia for six months earlier this year. It’s the chef’s first permanent restaurant outside the UK […]
Heston Blumenthal’s new Melbourne restaurant, Dinner, opens next week