Tag: Gina Rinehart

Net-Zero Will ‘Crumble’ Without Mining Industry: Australia’s Wealthiest Woman Gina Rinehart

Australia’s richest person has warned that net-zero will “crumble to unachievable” without a strong and healthy mining industry. Gina Rinehart, who holds a $34 billion mining-based fortune and has topped the Australian Financial Review Rich List for three consecutive years, said electricity touches “pretty well everything we daily need”, and mining will be essential for making solar…


Australia’s Richest Person Spotted at Trump’s Presidential Bid Announcement

Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has reportedly been seen attending Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign launch in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on Nov. 15. The country’s wealthiest woman, who has topped the Australian Financial Review Rich List for three consecutive years with a net worth of $34 billion (US$22.9 billion), inadvertently appeared in the background of a…


The Only ‘Value’ in Sport Is to Win, and Win Fairly

Commentary Just as the Andrew Thorburn saga (which I wrote about in these pages) put the intolerance of the so-called “progressive” left on full display, the furore over the last week in Australia surrounding sportspeople objecting to sponsorship by mining and energy companies has further underlined how hypocrisy and double standards are the order of…


The Only ‘Value’ in Sport Is to Win Fairly, Not Promote Progressivism

Commentary Just as the Andrew Thorburn saga (which I wrote about in these pages) put the intolerance of the so-called “progressive” left on full display, the furore over the last week in Australia surrounding sportspeople objecting to sponsorship by mining and energy companies has further underlined how hypocrisy and double standards are the order of…


Our Sports Teams Are Turning Into Mouthpieces for the Climate Change Lobby

Commentary The Epoch Times recently reported that test captain Pat Cummins held a “Cricket For Climate” forum in Sydney, which led to a push for cricket clubs to install solar panels and speculations surrounding sponsorship from energy suppliers that utilise fossil fuels. It was also disclosed that a former netball captain sparked a revolt against sponsorship…


Sports Teams Continue to Peddle the Climate Change Doomsday Message

Commentary The Epoch Times recently reported that Australia’s national cricket captain Pat Cummins held a “Cricket For Climate” forum in Sydney, which led to a push for cricket clubs to install solar panels and speculation around the appropriateness of fossil fuel companies sponsoring the sport. Earlier in the week, it was also revealed that a former…


Netball Australia Loses $15M Mining Sponsor After Female Team Protests on Climate Change Grounds

Australia’s wealthiest person and her mining company on Saturday pulled an AU$15 million (US$9.53 million) sponsorship deal from Netball Australia after the former captain of its women’s team convinced players to protest in support of climate change. Gina Reinhart, and her company Hancock Prospecting, which mines iron ore (not coal), said she was withdrawing sponsorship due…


Former Captain’s Criticism Of Funding Deal Sparks Revolt Against Coal-Mining Sponsor

Cash-strapped Netball Australia has delayed the rollout of new uniforms featuring the logo of mining giant Hancock Prospecting after a former captain spoke out against the company’s head, billionaire Gina Rinehart, who has been sceptical of the climate change movement. The women’s team have reportedly opted out of wearing the new jersey and wants more…


Former Netball Captain Steps in to Spark Revolt Against Mining Sponsorship Deal

Cash-strapped Netball Australia has delayed the rollout of new uniforms featuring the logo of mining giant Hancock Prospecting after a former captain criticised the company’s head, billionaire Gina Rinehart, who has been sceptical of the climate change movement. The women’s team have reportedly opted out of wearing the new jersey and wants more time to…