The inquiry into Crown’s fitness to hold a licence for the Barangaroo casino has raised serious questions about the company’s boardroom

Kerry Packer’s doctor, an adman the late billionaire rescued from financial strife, and a former footy powerbroker who pledged to look after the interests of his son: can these people be trusted to act independently of James Packer when their lives have been so intertwined with his clan?

The former New South Wales supreme court judge Patricia Bergin has been exploring this question this week as part of a public inquiry into the fitness of the Packer-backed Crown Resorts empire to hold the licence to operate a new casino on prime Sydney harbourside land at Barangaroo, due to open before the end of the year.

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