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Miners dig in on ‘divisive’ IR deal

Labor’s industrial relations deal with resource sector employers has split the mining industry, with Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting opposing the agreement and the Minerals Council of Australia accusing a rival employer body of being a “soft target”. As the Senate crossbench renewed its bid to split the bill this year, employer groups representing big and small business criticised the Australian Resources and Energy Employer Association over the deal to exclude ¬service contractors from the industrial relations bill. Hancock Prospecting’s Roy Hill mining operation, which is a member of both AREEA and the Minerals Council of Australia, wrote to AREEA chief executive Steve Knott on Wednesday to express concern about the deal.

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Gina’s Christmas wish

Australia’s richest person has called on the federal government to give the nation a “Christmas bonus” in the form of a petrol excise tax cut to deal with spiralling costs, as “woke agendas” threaten Aussie living standards. “Every few dollars counts for people in tough times,” Mrs Rinehart told The Daily Telegraph. “With the stroke of a pen, the government could deliver minor short-term relief to millions by cutting the petrol tax for households.

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Gina’s call for xmas fuel relief

Australians should receive a “much-needed” Christmas bonus from the Federal Government, in the form of another fuel excise cut for December, mining billionaire Gina Rinehart believes. Speaking out after hearing about the impact of cost-of-living rises from West Australians at the National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, Mrs Rinehart said halving the 44.2¢ a litre excise would provide relief. Former prime minister Scott Morrison’s government halved the fuel excise to 22.1¢ a litre in March last year, offering six months of cost-of-living relief to drivers.

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Gina’s xmas wish for nation

Australia's richest woman has called on the government to give the nation a "Christmas bonus" in the form of a petrol tax excise cut at a time when people are struggling to deal with spiralling costs and said the "woke" agenda threatened living standards. "Every few dollars counts for people in tough times," Mrs Rinehart told The Advertiser in an exclusive interview.

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‘Woke minorities’ – Gina Rinehart drops some truth bombs

Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has earned some high praise after making some big calls on what the government can do to help Aussies out with the rising cost of living and dealing with noisy public activism.

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Send miners to parliament and students to work, Gina Rinehart says

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart has called on the mining sector to push its own workers and advocates into parliament, so they can tear up environmental regulation she warns is jeopardising the industry’s ability to maintain its current levels of production. In a speech to mining executives and Liberal leader Peter Dutton at her Roy Hill mine on Wednesday, Mrs Rinehart took aim at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for taking overseas trips to spruik trade while his government was handcuffing local industry.

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Billionaire Gina Rinehart issues a chilling warning to Australia in a bold address: ‘My blood boils over on this one’

Gina Rinehart has issued a grim warning that Aussies face huge price hikes and fresh food shortages unless the burden of climate change policies are lifted from farmers. During an address in Bali on Tuesday, the mining magnate made the ominous forecast to mark National Agriculture & Related Industries Day, of which Mrs Rinehart is the founding patron. Australia's richest person, who owns millions of farming hectares, said governments need to cap what agriculturalists spend on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions to $200,000 - or the entire nation faces dire consequences.

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Gina Rinehart calls for petrol tax ‘Christmas bonus’ to get country moving again

Fuel excise cut "could happen from the first of December and then, if you must, put it back to usual after Christmas, the longer after Christmas, the better," Australia’s richest woman says.Australia’s richest woman has called on the government to give the nation a "Christmas bonus" in the form of a petrol tax excise cut at a time when people are struggling to deal with spiralling costs and said the "woke" agenda threatened living standards. "Every few dollars counts for people in tough times," Mrs Rinehart told this masthead in an exclusive interview. "With the stroke of a pen, the government could deliver minor short-term relief to millions by cutting the petrol tax for households.""It could happen from the first of December and then, if you must, put it back to usual after Christmas, the longer after Christmas, the better."

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Gina Rinehart: Govt strangling of Australia’s world-leading mining, agriculture industries is creating a ‘nightmare’ scenario for our children

And, as has been reported widely, changing IR policy which will make it more difficult for agriculture, mining and many businesses to create the revenue our hugely in debt country needs. If this scenario is not changed, our youth should understand we are creating a nightmare for them - that they will be struggling with high taxes for the rest of their lives. Many will need to forget about the Aussie dream of owning their own home, as they won’t be able to afford such an investment after meeting government tax burdens. Even in schools, governments have been content to not educate children and grandchildren well. In the current high school national curriculum, which mandates what every school child in Australia is taught, iron ore is referenced only twice. Yet climate change and renewable energy are mentioned 48 times. Mining, coal, and iron ore do not receive even one mention in the entire high school economics and business curriculum!

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Don’t forget how we got so lucky

Mrs Rinehart said governments "seem to forget" that "modern resources and agricultural industries underpin human flourishing", while reigniting her push for the Federal Government to mark two days in November as national days for the two sectors. "For all the platitudes we hear about supporting the agricultural and resources sectors, their actions show the opposite," she said of governments. "Platitudes and press releases don’t lift a single tonne of any mineral out of the ground." Mrs Rinehart said the growing burden of red tape - including looming "huge increases" to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act — and increasing regulation around net zero emissions, were evidence that government actions defied their supposed support for the sector.

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MEDIA RELEASE | Bannister Downs Dairy Wins Coveted 2024 People’s Choice Product of the Year

Bannister Downs Dairy is celebrating a milestone win, announced as Western Australia’s 2024 People’s Choice Product of the Year for its Farm Fresh Milk, at the 2024 WA Good Food Guide Awards held at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal. BANNISTER DOWNS DAIRY, a partnership between the Daubney Family and Australia’s leading private company, Hancock Prospecting (HPPL), led by its Executive Chairman Mrs Gina Rinehart AO are thrilled to secure the coveted people vote. BANNISTER DOWNS DAIRY’s Managing Director, Ms Suzanne Daubney said this win is a true measure of the team’s hard work and consumer love for the WA owned and produced milk.

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Honour industries that transformed Australia

Australia has long been a nation of primary producers, of farmers and miners who go out into regional and outback areas and contend with whatever nature may throw at them to provide the food, fibre and raw materials that we need to survive and thrive. We have cultivated agriculture that feeds and clothes Australians and tens of millions of people around the world. And we have taken risks and developed the minerals that have enabled higher living standards across Australia and the world. Thanks to our primary industries and the many businesses they support, we live in one of the wealthiest countries that has ever existed, and Australians today have among the highest standards of living ever experienced by human beings.

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Hancock Prospecting warns Closing Loopholes Bill could see mining move to countries with lower standards

“If increased regulatory burdens cause new mining projects to be delayed or cancelled, Australia will be unable to satisfy the rising iron ore demand created by net zero targets,” Hancock Prospecting chief executive of group operations Gerhard Veldsman said. Gina Rinehart has warned controversial industrial relations reforms could push mining away from Australia to countries with lower environmental standards.

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Australian mining red tape hurts its global investment case-Hancock

Australia’s slow pace of mining approvals is diminishing its attraction as a global investment destination, Hancock Prospecting, owned by Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart, said on Tuesday. "The current policy environment, duplication of processes, overreach from all departments and delays to approvals is negatively impacting new investment into the mining industry and is reducing Australia’s competitiveness in the international resource sector,” said Hancock.

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Gina Rinehart renews red tape attack over hold-ups to development of Atlas Iron’s McPhee Creek

Australia’s richest person pushed the button on progressing the McPhee Creek project near Nullagine shortly after her Hancock Prospecting scooped up Atlas Iron for $427 million in 2018 amid a three-way takeover tussle. But releasing full-year results for Atlas on Thursday, Mrs Rinehart said “significant increases in government processing times and multi layers of red tape” had further delayed the project, which is expected to produce about 14 million tonnes a year. This is a project that would deliver an additional $2 billion in additional tax and royalty payments to Government, as well as delivering hundreds more high-paying jobs,” Mrs Rinehart said. “The Government needs to do more to reduce red tape and streamline approvals if it wishes to help raise living standards.

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Gina Rinehart’s bold vision for Australia’s future as she warns the country could face food shortages if nothing is done

She sent her strongest message about the expensive bill farmers were facing to meet zero emission CO2 targets. Her Hancock Agriculture business runs 14 farm properties in Western Australia with 12,000 head of Wagyu beef cattle, one of the largest herds in the country. 'Agriculture usually doesn't have the financial resources that the mining industry has and this is a big thing we I think we are overlooking,' she said. 'It just doesn't have the resources - unless of course you've got, you know, a mining company in your back pocket. 'You've actually got to add up the expense of these net-zero policies on farmers. 'Just look at acquiring electric vehicles alone,' she added. 'Be they for lawn mowers motorbikes utes, four wheel drives, tractors, harvesters, trucks, bulldozers, graders, front end loaders. 'It's going to cost a fortune that farmers and pastoralists don't have without a mining company in the back pocket. They just don't have this money to be able to invest.'

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Gina Rinehart urges Albanese government to ease burden of net zero emissions on farmers as she calls for drastic red tape cut

The executive chair of Hancock Prospecting and Hancock Agriculture Gina Rinehart used the first Bush Summit in Western Australia to urge state and federal government to massively cut red tape, return regional revenue to the bush and ease the pain of net zero policies on farmers. Ms Rinehart delivered the keynote address at The Australian’s summit in Perth on Monday where she offered a list of key reforms to improve the lives of rural Australians.

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