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Our yearly Most Influential list hits at a time when Toronto and London markets are feeling the heat, while Australian mining stocks appear to be performing well. Some of that is down to this year’s Number One: Gina Rinehart.

Mining Journal’s Most Influential list 2023 | Number One, Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

16.12.2023

Our yearly Most Influential list hits at a time when Toronto and London markets are feeling the heat, while Australian mining stocks appear to be performing well. Some of that is down to this year's Number One: Gina Rinehart AO.

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

15.12.2023

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

15.12.2023

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

15.12.2023

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

15.12.2023

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

14.12.2023

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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Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, has announced additional support for Foodbank WA through Hancock Prospecting’s ownership interest in Bannister Downs Dairy

13.12.2023

In a timely announcement given the many WA families struggling with food stress, our Executive Chairman, Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, has announced additional support for Foodbank WA through Hancock Prospecting’s ownership interest in Bannister Downs Dairy. A new weekly fresh milk delivery will be provided to Foodbank WA’s Centre for Hunger Relief at Perth Airport and distributed to all branches across the state. It builds on more than 10 years of support Bannister Downs has provided to Foodbank WA through their south-west operations.

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

12.12.2023

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

12.12.2023

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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Roy Hill gives back for men’s health

11.12.2023

Each November, men across the globe grow a moustache to raise money for men’s health concerns, including mental health and suicide prevention, and prostate and testicular cancer. By growing a mo’, the Roy Hill team were able to raise $38,000, while the Roy Hill Movember auction raised almost $13,000. Roy Hill also matched donations, bringing the grand total to $103,109. “This donation will go a long way in helping the fight against men’s cancers and suicide prevention and we should all be very proud of what we have achieved together,” Roy Hill Movember team captain Matt Hollands said.

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