Fairfax Media this morning reported that the NSW Labor opposition is threatening to withdraw its backing for a second Sydney casino, in the face of “secrecy” from Barry O’Farrell’s government.
This is not good news for James Packer’s Crown Ltd, which is pushing for the go-ahead to build a $1 billion, six-star hotel and casino complex at Barangaroo.
O’Farrell is, according to Fairfax Media, refusing to release a Deloitte report his government commissioned, as it’s a Cabinet document.
With the NSW Greens not to keen on the idea of a second casino, O’Farrell will need the support of the cross bench if state Labor pulls the pin.
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