THE DISTILLERY: Packer vs Rinehart

One jotter compares the business nous of James Packer and Gina Rinehart, while another questions Qantas flirts.

As the media spotlight lurches from Gina Rinehart's ambitions at Fairfax to James Packer's at Echo Entertainment, one commentator wonders how one billionaire can act so deftly, and the other so daftly. On the topic of wealthy agitators, another jotter examines Mark Carnegie's supposed interest in Qantas. And offshore, Fortescue's plans for a Hong Kong float look risky.

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