Article – Gina Rinehart dips in to pour funds into rowing

by 2 September 2016

25 August 2016 Simon King The Australian

Rowing Australia will today announce a renewed partnership with Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, which is being described as “transformational” by its president.

Rinehart — who has already invested in the sport alongside the national swimming, synchronised swimming and volleyball teams — will, through Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation, become the principal partner of Rowing Australia over the next four years.

“This is a significant and [...]

Article – They’re not just Olympians. They’re our future leaders.

by 2 September 2016

18 August 2016 Gina Rinehart The Daily Telegraph

More than 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries in one vibrant South American city. The Rio Olympics is one I won’t forget. And after years of assisting our wonderful Aussie athletes, nothing was going to stop me from cheering our teams on in Rio.

Gina Rinehart, with Australia’s beach volleyball players in Rio, says our Olympians are outstanding role models. (Pic: Supplied)

The [...]

The Rinehart Review, First Edition – Rio Games

by 1 September 2016

Welcome to the first edition of the Rinehart Review – and greetings from Rio!

The Olympics are incredible for spectators, but more importantly it’s about the world’s best athletes - athletes who’ve become the world’s best after years of outstanding efforts, discipline, dedication, hard training and persistence. With these attributes, they are great role models and ambassadors for our country.

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Article – Gina Rinehart: Australia’s biggest Olympic fan

by 8 August 2016

30 July 2016 Financial Review

John Bertrand calls her the “matriarch” of the Australian Olympic team.

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has quietly become the biggest individual financial supporter of Australia’s Olympic efforts as the team heads to Rio de Janeiro for next week’s Games.

Rinehart has emerged as a sponsor of four Olympic sports, putting in an estimated $5 million annually – more than any other individual and more than most corporate backers.

Having long [...]

Article – You’re All Mugs: Australia’s Richest Woman Attacks ‘Coward’ Politicians

by 20 June 2016

18 June 2016 Jennifer Sexton The Daily Telegraph

Australia’s richest woman has unloaded on our federal politicians, declaring neither side of politics has the “guts” to tackle our nation’s most pressing problem — too much government spending.

Gina Rinehart told The Saturday Telegraph that Australia must urgently cut government spending to get the economy back on track. In a rare foray into political commentary, Ms Rinehart said it didn’t make sense that India could cut [...]

Article – We Can’t Afford Big Government

by 20 June 2016

18 June 2016 Gina Rinehart The Daily Telegraph

The most significant issue that is being overlooked in the federal election campaign is the increasing size of both levels of government in Australia, and the very high cost of their approvals, permits, licences and compliance.

Despite the Australian economy benefiting from the strong commodity prices of the past decade, record government debts were created, partly due to increasing government size and the cost of increasing regulation [...]

Article – Sharon Warburton to lead board tasked with growing the north

by 20 June 2016

10 May 2016 Sid Maher The Australian

West Australian company director Sharon Warburton has been named as chairwoman of the $5 billion Northern Australia ­Infrastructure Facility, which will begin operations from July.

Ms Warburton is a director of Fortescue Metals Group, Wellard Limited, Western Power and a member of the Takeovers Panel and will head the six-person board charged with assessing ­applications for the $5bn fund.

The board was announced after legislation to set it [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY PASSES THE PARLIAMENT

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.

This important initiative is a cornerstone of the Northern Australia White Paper, which sets out the Government’s development plan to unlock economic and population growth opportunities across the north.

As recently announced, the facility will be headquartered in Cairns, Queensland.

Contributing over 11 per cent of Australia’s GDP and with [...]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY EXTENDED

by 20 June 2016

4 May 2016

The Government has extended the coverage of the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Following detailed consideration, the facility will now include the wider areas of Exmouth and Carnarvon and the local government shires of Meekatharra and Wiluna, in Western Australia.

“Melissa Price has been integral to the extension of this facility by making strong representations on behalf of her constituents. This facility will help fund key economic infrastructure that will create [...]

Article – Dissent over WA exclusion

by 13 June 2016

29 April 2016 Phoebe Wearne The West Australian

The heads of all Gascoyne councils and the development commission have written to Federal MPs to protest against the region’s exclusion from a Federal definition of northern Australia that favours Queensland and the Northern Territory.

While the gas-rich city of Gladstone in the Sunshine State has been included in the Turnbull Government’s definition of northern Australia, key WA towns have been snubbed.

The decision puts Carnarvon, Coral Bay, [...]