Coronavirus crisis: WA mining magnate Gina Rinehart calls for greater Australian self-sufficiency after COVID-19

by 23 April 2020

Article by Daniel Newell courtesy of The West Australian

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed weaknesses in Australia’s supply chains and emphasised the need for the country to become more self-sufficient, says WA mining magnate Gina Rinehart.

Ms Rinehart said as well as producing our own hospital equipment and medical supplies, Australia also needed to become less reliant on overseas manufacturers to meet Australia’s vital defence needs.

“We cannot rely on parts from overseas. [...]

Resilient iron ore sector a shining light in troubled times

by 22 April 2020

Editorial courtesy of The West Australian

The resources sector has long been the State and the nation’s economic powerhouse.

And in this time of crisis, with unemployment lines lengthening and governments spending buckets of money at a great rate in a bid to save jobs and limit the economic damage from COVID-19 shutdowns, it is more apparent than ever how much we need the sector.

The revenue which flows into WA as a [...]

Lest we forget

by 18 April 2020

Billionaire Gina Rinehart gives Royal Flying Doctor Service $6 million for coronavirus fight

by 11 April 2020

Article by Paul Starick courtesy of the Daily Telegraph

Lifesaving ventilators will be installed in all Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft across central and eastern Australia, thanks to a $6 million donation from billionaire Gina Rinehart.

Billionaire Gina Rinehart is funding the installation of ventilators, intravenous pumps, more cardiac monitors and other lifesaving equipment on all Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft and bases across central and eastern Australia, with a $6 [...]

Happy International Women’s Day

by 8 March 2020

Who said lefties have all the fun?

by 6 March 2020

Article by Miranda Devine, courtesy of the Daily Telegraph

Photographs by Jose Luis Magana

It was a festival of deplorables at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. And the Aussies in attendance took copious notes on how to bring the populist revolution back home, writes Miranda Devine.

When Aussie deplorables hit CPAC, America’s biggest conservative confab, last week, they came away with lessons from the Trump revolution which should put the wind up [...]

DIVERSIFYING WA’S ECONOMY, Farm Challenge

by 8 February 2020

Article by Jenne Brammer courtesy of the Weekend West.

Dry climate, China’s health, activists, red tape cloud future

WA agriculture pumps almost $9 billion into the economy each year and is the State’s biggest industry after minerals and energy. But challenges ranging from a drying climate to activists and red tape are limiting its potential.

Contributing most are the 3500 WA grain farmers who produce about $5 billion-$6 billion worth of wheat, barley, oats and other grains [...]

Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

by 5 February 2020

“The unemployment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost 70 years. And, last year, women filled 72 percent of all new jobs added.” – President Trump

Keep cutting the red tape

by 2 February 2020

Article courtesy of the Estevan Mercury.

Each year the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has its Red Tape Awareness Week.

It highlights the governments that CFIB says are doing the right thing by making life easier for businesses. These governments are awarded the Golden Scissors Award. CFIB also rags on those that make life tougher for businesses with unnecessary red tape by giving them the Golden Paperweight Awards. They also grade provinces for their [...]

Cutting red tape will drive growth

by 6 December 2019

Article by Daniel Wild courtesy of the West Australian

Momentum is building for bi-partisan reform between the WA State Labor Government and the Federal Coalition Government to cut red tape and boost economic growth. As reported in these pages on November 27, the McGowan Government has reached out to the Federal Government to establish a “one-stop shop” for environment approvals. This means that WA would be able to conduct the environmental assessment on [...]