Rinehart: Copy Trump

by 22 November 2017

22 November 2017 The West Australian

by Jenne Brammer

Billionaire Gina Rinehart has called on Australian governments to follow the examples of US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in creating a more internationally competitive environment by cutting company taxes and red tape.

Ms Rinehart said in a speech in Canberra last night that Mr Trump won the US election because he and his team listened to Americans.

“He is now delivering for America and, despite the naysayers who didn’t vote for him but have a loud voice, what was a struggling economy is now rebounding,” she said. “(His) work in cutting government tape and company tax is making it better to do business in America, stimulating investment and creating thousands of jobs.” Ms Rinehart said Australia could also learn from India, which was enjoying great success after the “very dedicated” leadership of Mr Modi cut out a lot of that country’s notorious red tape.

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