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Atlas Iron pursues Sanjiv expansion

Hancock Prospecting’s Atlas Iron is progressing plans to expand its Sanjiv Ridge iron ore project, with the EPA reviewing the development of a satellite mine to boost production.

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A million reasons to smile

Roy Hill employees have banded together to donate $1 million to iconic Western Australian children’s charity Telethon in 2021. Across our operations from Perth to the Pilbara, and with the support and generosity of our Executive Chairman, Mrs Rinehart, we’re delighted to support the Telethon Trust and the amazing organisations ...

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A Fortunate Life: Tad Watroba

Tad Watroba describes himself as ‘the most fortunate mining engineer there is’. After more than 45 years in the business, his drive and passion are as fierce today as when he began his first job down a mine after graduating in 1973 from Krakow’s AGH University of Science and Technology, then ...

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Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine project

Mining giant Vale SA and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation.

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Atlas Iron awards unprecedented contract for Indigenous business

“We are so delighted to be sharing this vision with the Nyamal people, specifically via EWP which is the culmination of a long held desire from Troy’s grandfather to access economic benefits for his people. “We understand it is the first partnership between a company like ours and a ...

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Atlas Iron awards Miralga Creek contract to Indigenous-owned business East West Pilbara

Gina Rinehart’s Atlas Iron has awarded a significant contract for its Miralga Creek mine to Indigenous-owned business East West Pilbara, making it the first miner in the region to provide work to a company with direct ties to the land’s traditional owners.

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Atlas Iron awards ground-breaking mining services contract to indigenous business East West Pilbara Group

-Special ceremony held featuring the female-elders of Nyamal- In what is believed to be a first for the Pilbara, Atlas Iron, a subsidiary of Hancock Prospecting, Chaired by Executive Chairman Mrs Gina Rinehart, has awarded a joint venture mining contract for its new Miralga Creek mine to Ozland and East ...

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Atlas Iron prepares for Miralga Creek step change

ATLAS Iron is readying itself to start processing from the Miralga Creek iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara. Miralga Creek is a five-pit extension of the Abydos mine and will add about 9.7 million tonnes of hematite production, per annum, over the next four years.

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Statement by West Australian Assembly Member for Roe Mr P.J. Rundle

As Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, I would like to acknowledge the excellent performance of the Australian Olympic team at the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes not only exceeded all expectations but also gave the Australian sport-loving public a great morale boost during these difficult times. As the Olympics come to ...

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Grants and gold medal bonuses: Here’s how Australian Olympic athletes earned their way to Tokyo

Some of Australia’s most accomplished swimmers also have the benefit of private sponsorship. Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person and the executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting, is behind a quarterly grant of up to $8,000 for Olympic hopefuls. The financial support “allows them to focus on their training and performance ...

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MAKE BRISBANE SHINE

But Ms Rinehart warned that in the lead-up to Brisbane hosting the world’s biggest sporting event in 2032, governments needed to cut red tape to ensure teams and facilities were ready in time. “I hope our governments now take the bit between their teeth and realise 10 years time is a ...

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An Olympics like none before

Now that Brisbane has secured the 2032 Olympics, the federal government will be under pressure to ramp up funding for sport to try to overhaul the 58-medal haul at Sydney in 2000. There will be commercial benefits for some of our gold medallists. Yet, as we reported on Saturday, 11 of Australia’s ...

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Golden dreams and minor medals with meaning

Little old Australia. Punching above its weight. Population, a mere 25 million. Cut off from the world by Covid-19. Fighting just to get to the Olympics. Winning a record-equalling 17 gold medals. Little old Australia. What an eclectic group of winners. The swimmers. A BMX bandit. Canoeists. Sailors. Rowers.

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How a perfect storm of Covid, Gina’s billions and a delayed Games propelled Australia to our equal best games result EVER

And Australia's Golden Girl of the Tokyo Olympics is… Gina Rinehart. Yeah, yeah, I know. Ariarne Titmus, Emma McKeon and Kaylee McKeown did pretty well too, but they couldn't have done it without Gina's help. Australia's richest woman, with $30 billion in the kick, was one of the major reasons these ...

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020/21

23 July 2021 – 8 August 2021

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A letter from Vince Raleigh

Your generous involvement in swimming and other sports has been more important than many will ever understand. From someone who has been involved in this sport over a long period of time your backing has been transformational and the credit you receive cannot be understated!

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Aussie beach volleyballers win first Olympic medal in 21 years

“But the philanthropic support of Gina Rinehart is something very special. Not only has Gina’s support been integral to helping Mariafe and Taliqua reach success, it underpins our whole beach volleyball program.” “Thank you Mrs R, you’re a massive part of our team’s achievements”.

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Gina Rinehart goes for gold: Australia’s $10m Olympic secret weapon

Olympic legend Dawn Fraser wishes billionaire Gina Rinehart was around when she was at the peak of her swimming career. Fraser, who famously won gold at three Olympics, considers “Mrs Rinehart” to be one of the secret weapons behind Australia’s success at the Tokyo Games, where the country’s ...

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