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Happy Australia Day | 2024

Wishing you a safe and happy Australia Day.

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Iron ore rally bolsters $A prospects in 2024

An almost 30 per cent surge in the iron ore price to above $US140 a tonne has bolstered the prospects for the Australian dollar, which economists predict could hit US70¢ by the end of the year.

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Iron ore royalties on track to more than double, Saffioti teases plan to hand down ‘remarkable’ set of numbers

Iron ore royalties are on track to more than double WA’s operating surplus — placing a record-shattering $7 billion windfall in reach for Rita Saffioti in her first major Budget update as Treasurer.

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Swimming news: Aussie Dolphins’ get a $1 million bonus ahead of Paris Olympics

Australia’s champion swimmers have been given another massive boost ahead of next year’s Paris Olympics and Paralympics - a $1 million cash bonus from their biggest supporter.

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National Mining Day 2023 Video

Watch the National Mining Day 2023 video.

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Artistic Swimming Western Australia Nominates Mrs Rinehart for Life Membership

Artistic Swimming Western Australia (ASWA) proudly announced the nomination of Mrs Gina Rinehart AO for the esteemed title of Life Member in recognition of her exceptional commitment to the organisation, its swimmers, and its coaches.

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Atlas Iron announces Four-Year Sponsorship of Artistic Swimming to develop the next generation Olympic swimmers

Atlas Iron is proud to announce a new game-changing partnership with Artistic Swimming WA to support our state’s next generation of world-class athletes.

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Rinehart calls for tax cuts, criticises renewables and ‘eyesore’ solar panels

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has demanded a cut to taxes in Australia, including state payroll taxes and the fuel excise, and bemoaned the spread of renewable energy projects and “eyesore” solar panels after being named The Australian Financial Review Business Person of the Year. Her polemic came after former UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the audience of almost 200 chief executives, managing directors, chairmen and directors that there would be “a lot of positives” if Donald Trump were elected for a second time in 2024, particularly in foreign policy.

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The AFR View | Mavericks on top of the Business People of the Year list

The choice of Gina Rinehart as The Australian Financial Review’s 2023 Business Person of the Year duly recognises a lifetime of independent business success and achievement. Her eclectic dealmaking and investment profile in the past 12 months span a hard-fought battle to win control of WA gas developer Warrego Energy; a kingmaker role in Australia’s new critical minerals boom that blocked the takeovers of lithium miners Azure Minerals and Liontown Resources; buying iconic Aussie bush outfitters Driza-Bone; and her well-progressed plans to become Australia’s biggest truffle farmer to help sate the growing local and overseas appetite for gourmet foods.

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Gina Rinehart looks to life beyond the rivers of cash from iron ore

Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott is an unabashed fan of billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart and her achievements in business and contributions to philanthropic and community causes. Rinehart, says Scott, is “the driving force behind one of Australia’s largest and most successful private companies, which has created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of value to the community”. He adds: “She is ambitious for Australia and our key export industries and is investing to make a difference. “Many people would not appreciate the extent and generosity of Gina’s philanthropic and community support, but it is substantial, and her support of many of our Olympic athletes is remarkable.”

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The Australian Financial Review names its Business Person of the Year

Gina Rinehart has capped an extraordinary year of deal-making across the mining, energy, agribusiness and retail sectors by being named The Australian Financial Review Business Person of the Year at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday evening. The annual AFR Business Person of the Year list recognises Australia’s top leaders, builders, pioneers and stirrers – and Mrs Rinehart could meet all four criteria. Her Hancock Prospecting empire, which is the biggest private company in the country by some margin, delivered another record year of shipments from its Roy Hill iron ore mine, with robust iron ore prices driving profits to more than $5 billion. The company has a staggering $38 billion in assets on its balance sheet, propelling Mrs Rinehart to the top of The Australian Financial Review’s Rich List for the fourth straight year.

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Mrs Gina Rinehart AO Named AFR’s Business Person of the Year

Hancock Prospecting is celebrating tonight after Executive Chairman, Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, was named the Australian Financial Review’s Business Person of the Year at their event in Sydney. Under Mrs Rinehart’s leadership, Hancock Prospecting has been transformed from a company facing a parlous financial position in 1992, when she became Executive Chairman, to Australia’s most successful private company.

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Bannister Downs Dairy expands partnership with Foodbank WA to support people in food stress

Bannister Downs Dairy will expand their partnership with Foodbank WA to include fresh and flavoured milk to all branches across Western Australia.

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Designs finalised for the new Korean War Memorial Community Event Space

Roy Hill and long-term partner POSCO have provided $1 million in funding to the Perth Korean War Memorial Committee for the construction of the venue opposite the Korean War Memorial, in Kings Park.

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Farmers Wary of IR Bill

A nationwide overhaul of industrial relations laws has passed through the House of Representatives, angering farmers who had urged Federal Labor to take the "catastrophic" legislation back to the drawing board.

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A world first for Atlas Iron’s Pilbara operations

Hancock Prospecting company Atlas Iron is leading the way in creating safer, healthier, and more satisfying work environments for miners.

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Projects regulated to death

As the minister overseeing the process, he has been unable to effect any real change in seven years, so there’s little confidence that change will happen quickly. According to the CCIWA, there are about $381 billion of investment projects in the pipeline that are yet to receive environmental approval that could create an estimated 106,000 jobs. Of those the CCIWA surveyed, 40 per cent were at risk of abandoning their project due to longer-than expected approval times. As outlined in the WA CCI’s Green Web report, businesses have described working with the State Environmental Protection Authority as “laborious and frustrating” with “ever-changing guidelines and shifting goal posts”. Currently, the normal expectation for a mine to come online is eight to 10 years, double traditional expectations of four to five years.

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