Kerry Packer

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Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 193726 December 2005) was an Australian billionaire media magnate. He owned the Nine Network, and is famous for introducing World Series Cricket in 1977, together with a more dynamic form of television coverage. At the time of his death he was the wealthiest man in Australia.

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  • There is a little bit of the whore in all of us, gentlemen. What is your price?
    • Said to Australian cricketers during negotiations to put together World Series Cricket. Given by Frank Keating in his book Caught by Keating (1979).

Print Media Inquiry (1991)[edit]

Packer was called to appear before the Australian Federal Parliament "Print Media Inquiry" (chairman Michael Lee) in November 1991. The various serves he gave the senators prompted many supportive calls to talkback radio and letters to newpapers the following day.

  • Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer. Reluctantly.
    • When asked to state his full name and the capacity in which he appeared.
  • I am not evading tax in any way, shape or form. Now of course I am minimizing my tax and if anybody in this country doesn't minimize their tax they want their heads read because as a government I can tell you you're not spending it that well that we should be donating extra.
    • Transcribed from the in-memoriam 2006 television show The Big Fella: The Extraodinary Life of Kerry Packer
  • I've already given you the answer on this subject, I have told you that I pay whatever tax I am required to pay under the law, not a penny more, not a penny less, and the suggestion that I am trying to evade tax, which is what you're putting forward, I find highly offensive and I don't intend to cooperate with you in the blackening of my character.
    • Transcribed from the in-memoriam 2006 television show The Big Fella: The Extraodinary Life of Kerry Packer

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