Author Archives: Chris Sidoti

Chris Sidoti

About Chris Sidoti

Chris Sidoti was chairperson of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (under its various names) from 2008 to 2016. He is an international human rights lawyer and was formerly Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Australian Law Reform Commissioner.

What are the casino regulators in Victoria and WA doing right now?

Underneath all the glitz and tizz of flashy casinos, many serious issues arise from former NSW Supreme Court Justice Patricia Bergin’s report into Crown Casinos. The common thread is the power of money, especially but not only in Sydney.

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Crown Sydney casino opening delayed

Crown Resorts’ board sat on its hands and so the NSW regulator has intervened and ordered the new Sydney casino’s opening to be delayed.

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Where to now for Myanmar?

Two dysfunctional semi-democracies held national elections in the first week of November. The USA and Myanmar.

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Uneasy lies the head: Crown casinos is falling

 Shakespeare recognised centuries ago that ‘uneasy lies the head that wears a crown’. Certainly, the individual and collective heads of the members of the board of Crown Resorts Ltd should be very very uneasy. Their Crown is falling, almost fallen.

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Chris Sidoti. Will I go back to Mass?

Now that the lockdown has eased and public worship is resuming, a prominent Catholic in Australia wonders if it’s really worth going back to church.

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