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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act (2023) causing angst for farmers and miners

WA LEGAL firms and mining companies have reacted to the imminent introduction of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act (2023) by staging their own information sessions and creating online resources to inform farmers, pastoralists and mining interests about the impact of the new legislation on their activities. The act comes into effect on July 1 and has far-reaching implications for farmers and pastoralists, including the likelihood of higher penalties for breaches. The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA and WAFarmers oppose the new act and say it will be costly and time-consuming for farmers.

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New laws likely to ‘bring agriculture to a halt’ in State

A respected WA pastoralist says her family will have to scrap years of planned works under the new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, claiming the legislation will “bring agriculture to a halt”. The 2022 WA Rural Woman of the Year finalist said she was also concerned the legislation, while giving Aboriginal people more say in managing their cultural heritage, disregarded the multi-generational knowledge and connection to country many pastoralists have inherited. “We’ve had the place for five generations, so we are well aware of any cultural heritage on the property,” Ms Dowden told Countryman. “We would never disturb something of significance; we hold it as precious to our hearts as any Indigenous person would, and we never underestimate the value of that.

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Farmers fear costly red tape could hamper tasks

Farmers fear their ability to do basic tasks like fencing or deep ripping will become tangled in costly red tape when important new legislation designed to protect WA’s Aboriginal cultural heritage takes effect next month. The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 was passed through State Parliament in late December in the wake of Rio Tinto’s infamous blasting of Juukan Gorge more than two years earlier.

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Building a better Australia together.

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Health concern sees Gina Rinehart cover her face during awards speech after she was crowned Western Australian of the year

Billionaire Gina Rinehart has issued a life-saving reminder to Australians about the need to protect themselves from the sun.Mrs Rinehart, 69, had left hospital just hours before after undergoing a minor surgery recently to remove a melanoma from her face and partially covered her bruised face behind a large white fan. 'I should probably remind you all, please do the sun cream, do the hats and do the check-ups, please, which I didn't do,' she said.Mrs Rinehart accepted her award from the outgoing WA premier Mark McGowan in what was his last engagement as the state's leader after last week announcing he was stepping down because he was 'exhausted'.

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MEDIA RELEASE | MCA Congratulates Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

The MCA congratulates Mrs Gina Rinehart AO who was named Western Australian of the Year in Perth last night in recognition of her generous philanthropy and unrivalled corporate success. Mrs Rinehart has made an extraordinary contribution to Western Australia and the rest of the nation via her extensive and very successful business ventures in mining and agriculture, and her significant financial contribution to various causes supporting medical, educational, sporting, health and community organisations. It is a well-deserved honour for Mrs Rinehart who is a passionate advocate of the resources industry and its contribution to Australia.

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Gina Rinehart reaches significant milestone

Gina Rinehart has been announced as this year’s Western Australian of the Year. Rinehart was also awarded the 2023 Business Award. As reported by WA Today, Rinehart used her acceptance speech to reflect on what the company has achieved. “It’s actually a very long way from where my family company was 30 years ago and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved in this time for our company and what we’ve been able to contribute to West Australia and our country and our future,” Rinehart said. “We must ensure that our country is not left behind by short-sighted decisions and encourage policies that welcome investment in our wonderful state,” Rinehart said.

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Rinehart named as 2023 Western Australian of the Year

HANCOCK Prospecting chair Gina Rinehart has been announced as the 2023 Western Australian of the Year. Rinehart was honoured for her contribution to business, as well as her philanthropy, which ranges from support for breast cancer research to sponsorship of Australian Olympians. "We must ensure that our country is not left behind by short-sighted decisions and encourage policies that welcome investment in our wonderful state," Rinehart said when accepting the award.

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Happy West Australia Day!

Very Happy West Australia day, all fellow West Australians. Gina Rinehart and teams.

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‘Greatest Australian woman’: Agriculture and mining magnate Gina Rinehart praised

Geologist Ian Plimer says agriculture and mining run Australia, but the industries have been attacked by bureaucrats for decades. Mr Plimer’s comments come after businesswoman Gina Rinehart was awarded Western Australian of the Year. “She’s the greatest Australian woman this country has ever produced, perhaps the greatest Australian this country has ever produced,” Mr Plimer said. “If it were not for what she has done, we would have lost some of the icons in this country, such as the Kidman Company. “She has been a huge supporter of the agricultural industry; she has started mines in places where there were previously no mines.”

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‘Please do the sun cream’: Gina Rinehart’s powerful message post cancer scare

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart delivered a potentially lifesaving reminder to all Australians after being crowned Western Australian of the Year 2023. The richest woman in the country used her acceptance speech to open up about a recent cancer scare, with the 69-year-old undergoing a facial melanoma removal just hours before the event. Ms Rinehart attended the gala dinner held at Perth’s Crown Ballroom on Friday night, wearing an elegant off-white gown accessorised with a fan to cover bruising on the right side of her face.

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Rinehart the pride of WA

When Gina Rinehart took over Hancock Prospecting after the death of her father Lang Hancock in 1992, she inherited a company on the brink. Far from the powerhouse it is today, Hancock Prospecting had significant debts, and many of its assets were under mortgage. West Australians know well how the story goes from here (even if some east coast pundits prefer to ignore it). Mrs Rinehart has worked tirelessly in the three decades since to transform her family business into the most successful private company in Australia’s history.

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Mining magnate accepts Western Australian of the Year award hours after skin cancer removal

Gina Rinehart was named Western Australian of the Year 2023 at Perth’s Crown Ballroom on Friday night, sporting a bruised face which she explained was due to having a melanoma removed. “I should probably remind you all, please do the sun cream, do the hats and do the check-ups, please, which I didn’t do,” she said, holding a fan to the side of her face. Accepting the award from Mark McGowan just a few hours before the end of his six-year reign as premier of Western Australia, Rinehart said a lot of people were going to miss him and asked everyone to give him a round of applause.

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Western Australian of the Year Gina Rinehart: The single mum who believed in herself and became an Aussie icon

Gina Rinehart appears satisfied — finally. In a wide-ranging interview after winning the Western Australian of the Year award on Friday night she’s willing to open up on everything. From how hard it was to be a working mum in the early Nineties, to carrying on the legacy of her pioneering family in this State, to her recent battle with facial skin cancer. More than anything she seems grateful.

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PROUD GINA GETS OUR TOP GONG

Businesswoman who prefers to work in the background wins West Aussie of Year. Australia’s top businesswoman Gina Rinehart has been named Western Australian of the Year in recognition of her generous philanthropy and unrivalled corporate success. “It’s a wonderful honour to be recognised here tonight,” Mrs Rinehart said when accepting the award in front of a star-studded crowd that included Premier Mark McGowan at his last official event and the next premier Roger Cook, as well as a host of other business leaders and politicians. “I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved . . . and what we’ve been able to contribute to Western Australia and our country and its future.”

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Australia’s top businesswoman Gina Rinehart named Western Australian of the Year

Australia’s top businesswoman Gina Rinehart has been named Western Australian of the Year in recognition of her generous philanthropy and unrivalled corporate success. Mrs Rinehart, a leading figure in the mining and agricultural industries, received the prestigious honour at a gala dinner at Crown Ballroom where the finalists and winners of The Western Australian of the Year Awards were celebrated on Friday night.

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