Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he is prepared to rip up Crown Resorts’ licence to run its Melbourne casino if a newly announced royal commission recommends it.https://amp.abc.net.au/article/13180970
It sounds like a reasonable and sensible thing to do, but let’s have a dig further in. What has prompted this RC?
The state government announced the inquiry into the gaming giant’s suitability to operate its Southbank casino in the wake of a scathing New South Wales report handed down earlier this month.
The Bergin inquiry found Crown Resorts was not suitable to hold a licence for its Barangaroo casino in Sydney, after hearing months of damning evidence about its operations in Melbourne and Perth.
So it sounds like a NSW inquiry has already done the digging and found the evidence required to make this decision, so why repeat the process with a Victorian Enquiry? Either in hopes of finding a different conclusion, or merely delaying until the public forgets.
If he was interested in cancelling the licence the evidence is already there.