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DUTTON IN PENSIONER WORK PLAN | Leader’s Gina-Inspired Policy


Peter Dutton is in Perth for the second time in less than a fortnight , this time to spruik his calls for the Albanese Government to let pensioners earn more money without their pensions being cut back. WA mining magnate Gina Rinehart championed a similar policy before the Federal election as a way to help solve Australia’s worker shortage, but the idea was never adopted by former prime minister Scott Morrison.

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Australian mining is critical to nation’s future


The mining industry is the backbone of the Australian economy paying the highest average wages and contributing billions in taxes and royalties each year. The industry continues to pay the highest on average wages, the most company tax, delivers the most export revenue and was critical to supporting regions and communities, including providing 1.1 million jobs in the mining, mining equipment, technology and services sector.

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Sky News | Chris Smith interviews Mrs Gina Rinehart AO


Hancock Prospecting Executive Chairwoman Gina Rinehart says she does not think either major party leader is “sufficiently across” what she sees as Australia’s “two most important issues”. Ms Rinehart told Sky News host Chris Smith that one of these issues is defence. “I repeatedly say, if we don’t have our country, what do we have? “And the second one is the economy, the economy is so important, it’s what drives living standards, it’s what drives jobs, it’s what drives revenue, it’s what drives opportunities.

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Absentee overload


An explosion of COVID-19 cases in WA is intensifying staffing woes, directly impacting businesses which continue to bear the brunt of skills shortages. As cases soared to a record high of 17,000 on Wednesday — well above the original peak prediction of 10,000 — businesses were left grappling with a surge in virus-related absenteeism. Some are optimistic conditions will improve from here as the case load comes down. However, others are anticipating further disruptions as potential new strains emerge. WA’s resources sector has also acutely felt the impacts of absenteeism.

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The 10,000 missing miners


High commodity prices are masking deep-seated problems in the world’s big mining companies were a combination of cost inflation, supply-chain tightness, and shortages of everything is starting to bite. Reports covering March quarter production, scheduled to start flowing this week, might throw fresh light on the size of the challenge confronting BHP, Rio Tinto and other leading miners which are currently enjoying strong investor support because of near-record prices for most of their output.

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Let older Australians work, Liberal MPs tell Frydenberg


Liberal Party backbenchers are pushing Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to use next week’s budget to unleash a “grey army” of retired workers to boost the nation’s stretched employment market, calling for an end to an effective tax rate of more than 60 per cent on their incomes. In a policy that has strong support from retiree groups and even mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, several backbench members are pressing for Mr Frydenberg to trial a system under which people on the age pension could work without their entitlement being reduced. “If people want to work, let them and make it easy for them. At the moment, we have a system that actively discourages people from working.”

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3-D genetics face-off


No longer just a tool for gaming and security systems, 3D facial analysis technology has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic disorders, which impact more than 300 million people globally. “So, for instance, we have a project supported by the Roy Hill Community Foundation in the Pilbara, called The Pilbara Faces, in which we’ve been building a reference range of Pilbara data, so that its more equitable and accessible to help with care closer to home.”

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Media Release: Hancock welcomes news of approval of bid to acquire Senex Energy


Commenting on the Senex scheme approval Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, Chair of the Hancock Group of Companies said, “I am delighted with the Senex approval which is the largest Hancock investment in the energy sector. We believe that the energy sector, fundamental to maintaining our businesses and standard of living, has an important future given policies have caused the lack of investment in many areas which has already caused energy prices worldwide to rise. Recent events in Europe have served as a stark reminder underlining the criticality of energy security.”

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